‘Gold Line’ snow road opened to traffic

Imagine snowfalls deeper than a bus is tall.That’s what you’ll find on the so-called Gold Line in northern Japan, which ...

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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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J-alert system updated for terror attacks

Millions of people in Japan will soon be able to receive warnings of possible terror and missile attacks through their c...

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Inose fined over campaign finance scandal

Former Tokyo governor Naoki Inose has been summarily indicted over a political fund scandal. The ex-governor was accused...

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Cybercrime on the rise

Japan’s National Police Agency reports that cybercrime rates are up for the year.Japanese people filed about 80,000 comp...

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‘Grandchild Cane’ born of cancer battle

Japan is the world’s fastest-aging country, so it’s no surprise it’s a hub of creation for products targeting the elderl...

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Hakodate first city to sue to stop nuclear plant

A city in Japan’s north wants to end the construction of a nearby nuclear plant.The assembly of Hakodate city okayed pla...

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500,000 elderly await nursing homes

A new survey shows more than 500,000 elderly Japanese await placement in intensive care nursing homes.Japanese health of...

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Imperial couple makes rare Ise shrine visit

Japan’s imperial couple left Tokyo today (Tuesday) for an ancient ritual held once every 20 years at Japan’s holiest Shi...

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