Hokkaido receives most snow this winter

Hokkaido receives most snow this winter

The capital of Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido receives the largest amount of snowfall this winter.

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Japan to step up measures against new coronavirus

Japan to step up measures against new coronavirus

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asks Cabinet ministers to strengthen countermeasures against a new coronavirus.

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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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