'Floating islands' off Kyushu

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Migrating butterflies signal onset of fall

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Japan launches hi-tech weather satellite

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Mt. Ontake eruption death toll climbs

The death toll from Saturday’s eruption rises to 12.

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Venomous spiders arrive in Tokyo

Red-back widow spiders are found in Tokyo for the first time.

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Spider lilies brighten Lake Biwa

Fall brings red spider lilies into full bloom by Lake Shiga in central Japan.

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New volcanic isle swallowing neighbor

 A new volcanic island in the Pacific is engulfing its neighbor.

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16-year-old koala commended for longevity

 A 16-year-old koala named Clements gets an award for her long life at a zoo in Nagoya.

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Signs of fall in northern Japan

Autumn foliage is observed on Mt. Kurodake in Hokkaido. [caption id="attachment_3884" align="aligncenter" width="701"]

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