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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70 monkeys escape their pen again

70 monkeys escape their pen again

70 monkeys successfully escape through a hole their cage in Chiba Prefecture. It's their second escape in less than a ye...

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Beaches south of Tokyo reopen to visitors

Beaches south of Tokyo reopen to visitors

Beaches in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, replace "no entry" signs with ones urging social distancing.

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Ducklings move from temple to river in Kyoto

Ducklings move from temple to river in Kyoto

Ducklings born at a temple in Kyoto move to a nearby river in what has become an annual event.

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Aomori's landmark park reopens

Aomori's landmark park reopens

Aomori's landmark park famous for cherry blossoms reopens after closing for 38 days to prevent the spread of the novel c...

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