Cherry blossom season reaches Tokyo

Spring has reached the Japanese capital.Japanese weather officials declared the start of Tokyo’s cherry blossom season.T...

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Walk-assist robot unveiled

Engineers in Japan today (Monday) unveiled what they hope will provide an answer to the problems of the world’s fastest-...

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Departed police dogs honored in Tokyo

Police in Japan are honoring their deceased comrades.But their comrades weren’t officers, but police dogs.The officers w...

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N. Korea-linked building goes to runner-up

A Tokyo building with close links to North Korea will be sold to a real estate firm based in southwestern Japan.The Japa...

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No hanky-panky for Tokyo pandas

Giant pandas at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo have made their first public appearance in two weeks, after an unsuccessful attempt at ...

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First cherry blossoms, first spring storm

It’s official. The spring cherry blossom season is underway in Japan.Weather officials announced the first bloom of the ...

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Princess Aiko graduates primary school

Japan’s princess Aiko graduated from primary school today (Tuesday).Aiko is the only child of Crown Prince Naruhito and ...

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Cherry blossoms first sign of spring

A first sign of spring was observed in Japan today (Monday).Cherry blossoms appeared at a park in Kumamoto in the countr...

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Abe, nuclear power unpopular: poll

Support for Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dropped below 50% for the first time.The new NTV poll showed only 49 p...

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Kids get ready for firefly season

Kids in Japan are getting ready for spring.A group of kindergartners set firefly larvae loose at a water treatment facil...

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