Melons fetch record 5 million yen

Melons fetch record 5 million yen

A pair of melons at the first auction of the season fetch a record 5 million yen or 45,650 dollars.

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Hyper-realistic cat art helps people cope with loss

Hyper-realistic cat art helps people cope with loss

A Japanese needle felting artist's works are helping people cope with the loss of their cats.

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Drinks that defy imagination

Drinks that defy imagination

A beverage maker in central Japan makes sodas ranging from eel to fish-egg flavor..and the drinks could be coming to a s...

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Horse-drawn bar wows town

Horse-drawn bar wows town

A horse-drawn bar is livening up the streets of one northern Japan town.

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Aoi festival colors Kyoto

Aoi festival colors Kyoto

The annual Aoi festival colors Japan's ancient capital.

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Funny invention shop in Akihabara

Funny invention shop in Akihabara

A shop in Tokyo's Akihabara district sells funny inventions.

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Japan's largest burial mound could become World Heritage Site

Japan's largest burial mound could become World Heritage Site

A UNESCO advisory panel recommends adding the Mozu-Furuichi burial mound sites in Osaka to the World Heritage list.

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Turtle shell divination rite held at Imperial Palace

Turtle shell divination rite held at Imperial Palace

An ancient turtle shell divination rite is used to select two prefectures to produce rice for an important succession ri...

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Train stops at 8th floor

Train stops at 8th floor

A retail store in Tokyo decorates its elevators to look like Odakyu Line train cars.

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Ninja waste collectors here and gone

Ninja waste collectors here and gone

In a town famous for ninjas even garbage men are getting in on the action.

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