-25°C temps in Hokkaido

-25°C temps in Hokkaido

Inland areas of Hokkaido including Etanbetsu and Horokanai record temperatures near -25°C, the coldest this year in all ...

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1,800 pigs to be culled in Okinawa after swine fever outbreak

1,800 pigs to be culled in Okinawa after swine fever outbreak

Some 1,800 pigs at a farm in Okinawa Prefecture will be culled after hog cholera infection is confirmed there for the fi...

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Waste oil illuminates Tokyo

Waste oil illuminates Tokyo

Winter lights are illuminating Tokyo -- and some of them use waste oil.

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Flowering bamboo threatens local craft making

Flowering bamboo threatens local craft making

The Sasamorpha borealis bamboo is flowering throughout Japan for the first time in 120 years. The phenomenon is threaten...

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M5.5 quake shakes northern Japan

M5.5 quake shakes northern Japan

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake shakes Aomori Prefecture and nearby areas but leaves no damage.

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Volcanic island erupting and growing

Volcanic island erupting and growing

Volcanic eruptions begin anew on Nishinoshima Island, part of Tokyo's Ogasawara Islands, after about a year.

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Takeda Castle floating in the sky

Takeda Castle floating in the sky

The ruins of Takeda Castle in Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan, appear to float in the sky due to a natural phenomenon.

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Coldest morning in Japan this winter

Coldest morning in Japan this winter

Temperatures in northern Japan plunge to their lowest this winter due to a cold air mass hovering above the archipelago.

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Halo ring around the sun

Halo ring around the sun

Kentaro Araki from the JMA explains how a halo, or rainbow ring around the sun, is formed.

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Snow crab fishing season starts

Snow crab fishing season starts

The snow crab fishing season kicks off in Japan.

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