World's stinkiest flower blooms in Japan

World's stinkiest flower blooms in Japan

Tsukuba Botanical Garden produces a 2-meter tall corpse flower, titan arum, that gives off a foul odor.

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Giant Olympic emblem on Tokyo Bay

Giant Olympic emblem on Tokyo Bay

A giant Olympic emblem is pulled across Tokyo Bay on a barge before being installed on an island there.

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"Living fossil" frilled shark dies in captivity

A 120 cm "living fossil" frilled shark is captured off the coast of Wakayama Prefecture in Japan, but dies in captivity ...

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Paratrooper training

Paratrooper training

The Japan Self-Defense Forces' only parachute unit undergoes tough training to defend the island nation. Unsung heroes p...

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Imperial poetry reading

Imperial poetry reading

The first annual New Year's poetry reading is held at the Imperial Palace following the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito...

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1st case of new coronavirus infection in Japan

1st case of new coronavirus infection in Japan

Japan's health ministry confirms the country's first case of infection with a new coronavirus believed to be causing an ...

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Tearing down old house

Tearing down old house

Officials in Tokyo spend nearly 27,000 USD tearing down a decaying house.

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Boat commuting in Tokyo

Boat commuting in Tokyo

A boat-commuting experiment is carried out in Tokyo in hopes to ease train congestion.

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PM Abe seeks Saudi, UAE help for Mideast stability

PM Abe seeks Saudi, UAE help for Mideast stability

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets the crown princes of Saudi Arabia and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to seek cooperat...

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Bungee jumping to adulthood

Bungee jumping to adulthood

Some of Japan's new adults celebrate their coming of age this year with bungee jumping in Ibaraki Prefecture, north of T...

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