Firefighters gear up in 2020

Firefighters gear up in 2020

Tokyo firefighters take part in a ceremony to mark the official start of duties in the New Year.

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New Year's 2020 in Japan

New Year's 2020 in Japan

Japan celebrates New Year's 2020! Crowds jam Shibuya's scramble crossing, Oga's namahage monsters yell and growl, Nagano...

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Prosecutors search Ghosn's Tokyo residence

Prosecutors search Ghosn's Tokyo residence

Tokyo prosecutors search the residence of former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn after he flees the country in breach of his bai...

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700-kg rice cakes offered to local shrine

700-kg rice cakes offered to local shrine

Gigantic rice cakes weighing 700 kilograms are offered to a local shrine in Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo.

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Fuel removal at crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant to be delayed

Fuel removal at crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant to be delayed

Removing fuel from reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi will be delayed by as long as five years.

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Japan approves deployment of SDF in Gulf of Oman and Arabian Sea

Japan approves deployment of SDF in Gulf of Oman and Arabian Sea

The Japanese government approves deployment of Self-Defense Forces in the Gulf of Oman and the northern Arabian Sea to b...

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International boxing exchange program

International boxing exchange program

Teenage Central American boxers participate in international friendlies in Tokyo ahead of next year's Tokyo Olympics.

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Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako visit typhoon-hit area

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako visit typhoon-hit area

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako visit typhoon-hit Miyagi and Fukushima Prefecture.

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Giant rice cake making for deities

Giant rice cake making for deities

Farmers in central Japan are busy pounding giant rice cakes for Atsuta Shrine at the end of the year.

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Relocation costs of US Marine base to more than double

Relocation costs of US Marine base to more than double

Relocation of the US Marine Corps Air Station Futenma will cost nearly $8.5 billion, far exceeding its initial $3.1 bil...

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