17-year-old accused of buying and selling uranium

17-year-old accused of buying and selling uranium

Tokyo police investigate a 17-year-old high school student for buying and selling uranium online and refer the case to p...

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Touchless train travel in the works

Touchless train travel in the works

JR East is developing a system that enables passengers to pass through ticket gates without the hassle of taking out or ...

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Japanese chemist Yoshino gives Nobel lecture

Japanese chemist Yoshino gives Nobel lecture

Japanese Nobel laureate Akira Yoshino gives a lecture on lithium-ion batteries in Stockholm.

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Prince Hisahito and Princess Kako attend speech contest

Prince Hisahito and Princess Kako attend speech contest

Prince Hisahito and his sister Princess Kako attend a speech contest for young people in Tokyo, their first official dut...

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Empress Masako turns 56

Empress Masako turns 56

Japan's Empress Masako celebrates her 56th birthday, her first since becoming empress earlier this year.

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Coldest morning in Japan this winter

Coldest morning in Japan this winter

Temperatures in northern Japan plunge to their lowest this winter due to a cold air mass hovering above the archipelago.

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Laughing festival

Laughing festival

People laugh their hearts out in an unusual festival in western Japan.

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Sun-dried salmon

Sun-dried salmon

A fish shop in central Japan prepares sun-dried salmon to be used as gifts.

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Tokyo doll shop unveils decorative rackets

Tokyo doll shop unveils decorative rackets

A Tokyo doll shop unveils this year's decorative battledore rackets.

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Wild boars loose in Tokyo and Saitama

Wild boars loose in Tokyo and Saitama

Police capture a wild boar in a residential area of Saitama Prefecture north of Tokyo one day after a similar animal is ...

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