Late cold snap paints delicate scenes

A late frost in Japan is creating some unusual spring scenery.An unseasonal cold front descended on the nation Tuesday n...

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Megamouth shark wows crowds in Shizuoka

People in central Japan are being treated to the sight of one of the wonders of the deep.A rare Megamouth shark is on di...

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1000-year-old wisteria in full bloom

A 1,000-year-old wisteria tree is in full bloom in central Japan.The tree at a shrine in Hyogo prefecture is said to hav...

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Kids take imperial nature walk

Kids in Tokyo got a rare peak inside the Imperial Palace on Monday.The palace opened its grounds to a nature walk for Ch...

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The turtle with prosthetic flippers

The sea can be a dangerous place for a turtle.Yu is a loggerhead turtle who lost most of her flippers to a shark.But as ...

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Japan’s oldest sea turtle on the mend

Japan’s oldest sea turtle is feeling better. 63-year-old Hamataro was treated for inflammation of the lungs and flippers...

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Japan Mint opens cherry blossom ‘tunnel’

The Japan Mint is opening part of its premises to the public during cherry blossom-viewing season. The head office in Os...

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Luxury mangoes fetch $3,000 a pair

A lucky farmer in Japan got a record $3,000 for a pair of mangoes on Thursday.The first auction of top-grade mangoes was...

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Polar bear cub struts his stuff

One day he’ll be huge and fearsome, but for the moment he’s cute and cuddly.A polar bear cub born at a zoo in Japan is f...

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Dolphin flash mob off Kyoto

Dolphins are known to be social animals, but seldom do you see a group this large.Today, a Japanese coast guard helicopt...

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