SNOW STRANDS LOCALS, REQUIRING HELICOPTER RESCUE

It has been four days since heavy snowfall hit the mountainous Koshin region in east-central Japan, but some communities...

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Crabs cheer up for Valentine’s Day

Crabs aren’t usually known for their good mood. But these ones in Japan had a change of heart for Valentine’s Day.Every ...

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Fukushima hotline opens

Exactly two years and 11 months since the Fukushima nuclear disaster, victims now have a free number to call with questi...

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Giant Valentine’s Day chocolate

How big is your love?With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, some ambitious chefs in Japan have unveiled a giant Va...

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Sandal of the gods

Exactly how large are the feet of gods?For people in Japan, the answer could be about 12 meters long.People in the city ...

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Cold cops build endurance

Here’s an idea for police officers who want to get fit: how about practicing karate while standing knee-deep in the ocea...

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Tokyo girds for heavy snow

In Tokyo, a major snowstorm is turning the city white as forecasters project the heaviest snowfall in decades.A powerful...

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Ospreys miss Japan-US quake drill

The Japanese and US militaries are conducting a large-scale earthquake drill off Japan, but without the presence of a co...

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Low-cost stem cell breakthrough

Researchers in Japan have made a breakthrough that could revolutionize medical care, by creating a low-cost way to repro...

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Sapporo Snow Festival readies for launch

Japan’s famous Sapporo Snow Festival kicks off on Wednesday.Ahead of the event, artists brought their completed snow scu...

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