Osaka's Imperial tombs

Osaka's Imperial tombs

Osaka Prefecture gears up as groups of ancient tombs are set to be registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

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Osaka vying for casino jackpot

Osaka vying for casino jackpot

Osaka is bidding to host one of Japan's first casino resorts.

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Turtle lays 120 eggs

Turtle lays 120 eggs

Get up close and personal with a sea turtle as it lays 120 eggs on Ohama Beach in southwestern Japan.

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M6.7 quake hits Yamagata Niigata

M6.7 quake hits Yamagata Niigata

A magnitude 6.7 quake strikes the Sea of Japan coast and injures 27 people.

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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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