Cherry-blossom fever heats up

Cherry-blossom fever heats up

Cherry-blossom viewing gets into full swing as cherry blossoms in Wakayama are declared in bloom.

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Sakura craze starts in Tokyo

Sakura craze starts in Tokyo

The flowery fun is starting in the nation.

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Dead dugong washes ashore

Dead dugong washes ashore

A dead dugong washes ashore in Okinawa, southwest Japan.

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Panda eating heart-shaped ice

Panda eating heart-shaped ice

Pandas at a zoo in Wakayama Prefecture enjoy an icy treat on Japan's White Day holiday.

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Wild boar ramen: problem solved

Wild boar ramen: problem solved

A Japanese town is solving its wild boar problem by using them in ramen.

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Furniture to make you purr

Furniture to make you purr

A company in western Japan is making feline-friendly furniture that might even make pet owners purr.

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Calling all Suzukis

Calling all Suzukis

A shrine in western Japan sends out an SOS to everyone with the surname Suzuki.

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Deep sea giant caught alive

Deep sea giant caught alive

People in central Japan are amazed at the sight of a rarely seen oarfish.

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Plum and cherry blossoms in full bloom

Plum and cherry blossoms in full bloom

Spring arrives at Mt. Nachi, Wakayama Prefecture, central Japan.

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Fish decorate Hokkaido coast

Fish decorate Hokkaido coast

A school of herring arrive on a coastal area of northern Japan for massive spawning.

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