Flying squirrel nests in temple

Flying squirrel nests in temple

A temple in southwestern Japan has found an unusual animal nesting in their paper lantern.

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Imperial couple attends tree-planting festival

Imperial couple attends tree-planting festival

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attend a tree-planting event and plant saplings.

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Snack food giant to extend expiry date

Snack food giant to extend expiry date

Snack food giant Calbee announces it will extend best-before date of their potato chips.

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Old Japan attracts foreign tourists

Old Japan attracts foreign tourists

Sceneries by bygone years in Japan are attracting more foreign tourists than ever.

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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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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake jolts southwestern Japan

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake jolts southwestern Japan

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake shakes parts of southwestern Japan.

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First-harvest of green tea starts in Kyoto

First-harvest of green tea starts in Kyoto

Green tea leaves are picked at the first harvest of the year in Kyoto.

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Tourists flock to harvest seaweed

Tourists flock to harvest seaweed

People get to harvest and eat fresh-harvested seaweed for free.

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 Unseasonal heat in Japan

Unseasonal heat in Japan

The mercury rises to June-July temperatures in parts of Japan.

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Farmers cry wolf

Farmers cry wolf

A robotic carnivore is used to keep away deer and other agricultural pests.

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