Monkey sightings in Tokyo

Witnesses report sightings of a monkey in residential areas of Tokyo over the weekend.

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Bear caught in Hokkaido

Bear caught in Hokkaido

Locals in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido caught a brown bear in a trap on Thursday night.

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Sparrowhawk chicks brighten mood at elementary school

Sparrowhawk chicks brighten mood at elementary school

The eggs of a pair of Japanese sparrowhawks hatch in the grounds of a Tokyo elementary school.

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Fireball in Japan identified as meteorite

Fireball in Japan identified as meteorite

Researchers have identified a fireball seen streaking across the night sky over wide areas of Japan in early July as a m...

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Torrential rains hit southwestern Japan

Torrential rains hit southwestern Japan

Torrential rains are causing flooding and landslides in southwestern Japan, leaving dozens dead.

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20,000 yen for a single heart-shaped cherry

20,000 yen for a single heart-shaped cherry

A box of premium heart-shaped cherries sells for 300,000 yen at an auction in Aomori Prefecture. That makes a single Ju...

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"Queen of the night" blooms only once a year

Visitors gather in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan to get a glimpse of a special flower. The "queen of the night" is c...

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Research base on Mt. Fuji in danger of closure

Research base on Mt. Fuji in danger of closure

A former weather station atop Mt. Fuji that has been used as a research base in recent years is in danger of closure as ...

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Heat wave hits Tokyo

Heat wave hits Tokyo

Dozens of people are taken to hospital for heat-related illnesses as the temperature soars in Japan's capital.

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Buying produce directly from farmers gaining popularity in Tokyo amid virus

Buying produce directly from farmers gaining popularity in Tokyo amid virus

Purchasing fresh produce directly from farmers is gaining popularity in Tokyo as the method can help avoid close human c...

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