Year-end cleaning at temple near Narita airport

Year-end cleaning at temple near Narita airport

Buddhist monks clean up Naritasan Shinshoji Temple for the annual year-end cleaning.

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3 nabbed for smuggling 600 kg of stimulants

3 nabbed for smuggling 600 kg of stimulants

Police arrest 3 men in southwestern Japan for trying to smuggle 600 kilograms of stimulant drugs by boat.

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Stepping up accessibility for Parlympics

Stepping up accessibility for Parlympics

Within less than eight months to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, groups and individuals are trying to ...

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9-year-old math whiz passes top level exam

9-year-old math whiz passes top level exam

A 9-year-old boy in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture becomes the youngest person in Japan to pass a graduate school-level m...

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17-year-old accused of buying and selling uranium

17-year-old accused of buying and selling uranium

Tokyo police investigate a 17-year-old high school student for buying and selling uranium online and refer the case to p...

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Touchless train travel in the works

Touchless train travel in the works

JR East is developing a system that enables passengers to pass through ticket gates without the hassle of taking out or ...

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Japanese chemist Yoshino gives Nobel lecture

Japanese chemist Yoshino gives Nobel lecture

Japanese Nobel laureate Akira Yoshino gives a lecture on lithium-ion batteries in Stockholm.

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Prince Hisahito and Princess Kako attend speech contest

Prince Hisahito and Princess Kako attend speech contest

Prince Hisahito and his sister Princess Kako attend a speech contest for young people in Tokyo, their first official dut...

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Empress Masako turns 56

Empress Masako turns 56

Japan's Empress Masako celebrates her 56th birthday, her first since becoming empress earlier this year.

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Coldest morning in Japan this winter

Coldest morning in Japan this winter

Temperatures in northern Japan plunge to their lowest this winter due to a cold air mass hovering above the archipelago.

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