Rare 'Diamond Fuji' appears

Rare 'Diamond Fuji' appears

The spectacular "Diamond Fuji" phenomenon is seen as the sun rises over the sacred peak.

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Japan Sea coast buried by season's heaviest snowfall

Japan Sea coast buried by season's heaviest snowfall

Sea of Japan coastal regions see the heaviest snowfall this winter as a cold air mass covers Japan.

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Heavy snow slams Sea of Japan coast

Heavy snow slams Sea of Japan coast

Heavy snow and strong winds hammer Sea of Japan coastal regions as a winter pressure mass covers Japan.

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Monkey business in Tokyo

Monkey business in Tokyo

A wild monkey has folks on the lookout across Tokyo.

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Panda-monium goes postal

Panda-monium goes postal

Panda-monium reaches new highs with a panda postbox and commemorative line of stamps unveiled in the run-up to the debut...

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Seasonal cold continues to grip Japan

Seasonal cold continues to grip Japan

Japan's record cold continues on a day the traditional calendar designates as "the day of heavy snow."

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Coldest day of season

Coldest day of season

Wednesday was the coldest day of the season in Japan, with snow falling over wide areas.

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Sea turtles get year-end scrub down

Sea turtles get year-end scrub down

12 happy sea turtles get a big year-end cleaning in western Japan.

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First snow in western Japan

First snow in western Japan

A winter cold front brings western Japan the first snow of the season.

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Winter daruma sun appears off western Japan

Winter daruma sun appears off western Japan

The rising sun takes on the appearance of a daruma good luck doll off the coast of western Japan.

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