Kumamoto remembers quake victims amid pandemic

Kumamoto remembers quake victims amid pandemic

A memorial ceremony to mark the 4th anniversary of the Kumamoto earthquake was downsized to prevent the spread of the ne...

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Mt Fuji eruption could cripple Tokyo

Mt Fuji eruption could cripple Tokyo

The government predicts that even a small amount of volcanic ash from a Mt. Fuji eruption could stop trains and cause po...

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Cherry blossom garden opens to public despite pandemic

Cherry blossom garden opens to public despite pandemic

A private garden in central Japan opens its doors to tourists for free, while other gardens in Tokyo shut its doors due ...

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Snow covered cherry blossoms in full bloom

Snow covered cherry blossoms in full bloom

Snow over the weekend covers cherry blossoms in full bloom.

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Great East Japan Earthquake, nine years on

Great East Japan Earthquake, nine years on

A couple in Miyagi Prefecture is reunited with their deceased daughter nine years after the Great East Japan Earthquake.

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Diamond dust glitters in Fukushima

Diamond dust glitters in Fukushima

Diamond dust is observed in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan.

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Frozen pants stand on their own

Frozen pants stand on their own

Hokkaido has 79 cm of snow on the ground and -30°C temperatures, cold enough to freeze clothing into stand-alone sculptu...

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Sapporo Snow Festival kicks off amid coronavirus concerns

Sapporo Snow Festival kicks off amid coronavirus concerns

The annual Sapporo Snow Festival kicks off in Hokkaido amid concerns over the new coronavirus.

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Snow falls west of Tokyo

Snow falls west of Tokyo

Some parts of Japan's Kanto and Koshin regions, west of Tokyo, are hit with over 30cm of snow.

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Chibanian geologic age

Chibanian geologic age

A geologic age has been named Chibanian, derived from a geological stratum discovered in Chiba Prefecture.

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