Rice planting begins in Shizuoka

With temperatures rising, rice planting is underway in central Japan.Farmers in Shizuoka Prefecture are sowing seeds of ...

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Ancient cherry tree greets spring

An ancient tree is welcoming spring in western Japan.Officials announced the start of the cherry blossom season on March...

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Cherry blossom season reaches Tokyo

Spring has reached the Japanese capital.Japanese weather officials declared the start of Tokyo’s cherry blossom season.T...

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No hanky-panky for Tokyo pandas

Giant pandas at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo have made their first public appearance in two weeks, after an unsuccessful attempt at ...

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First cherry blossoms, first spring storm

It’s official. The spring cherry blossom season is underway in Japan.Weather officials announced the first bloom of the ...

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Cherry blossoms first sign of spring

A first sign of spring was observed in Japan today (Monday).Cherry blossoms appeared at a park in Kumamoto in the countr...

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Giant squid ‘Backyard Tour’

A dead giant squid is proving a popular attraction with visitors to an aquarium in Japan.In the new "Backyard Tour" at S...

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Photographers snap ‘diamond Fuji’

Photographers and nature lovers flocked to the foot of Japan’s iconic Mt. Fuji this morning to witness the sun rising di...

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Cave gets psychedelic makeover

Lighting designers have given a cave in Japan a psychedelic makeover.A reporter with Japan’s NTV visited the cave for a ...

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Phantom squid caught alive

Japanese fisherman have captured yet another rare deep-sea squid, this time alive.It was discovered ensnared on Friday n...

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