Giving away houses, revitalizing a town

Giving away houses, revitalizing a town

Okutama, a scenic town on the western edge of Tokyo, gives away houses and land in a bid to attract young residents and ...

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Japan rolls dice on casinos

Japan rolls dice on casinos

As Japan's government moves toward passing a controversial casino bill, gambling addiction treatment groups voice concer...

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The changing faces of Mt. Fuji

The changing faces of Mt. Fuji

A 69-year old man regularly takes photos of Mt. Fuji and shares its various expressions with the world.

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Teenagers aim for Mars

Teenagers aim for Mars

A group of high school students in Japan attempts to build an aircraft able to fly over Mars.

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Aum cult lives on

Aum cult lives on

23 years after killing 13 people in Japan's deadliest terrorist incident, reshuffled versions of the Aum Shinrikyo cult ...

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Getting to know food

Getting to know food

In-depth food tours of Tokyo, a cooking class website, and an Australian TV show are turning food into a gateway for Jap...

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Case of suitcase

Case of suitcase

This week, Chinese tourists have been flocking to Japan for the Lunar New Year holiday. That's been pushing up travel-re...

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Working with cancer

Working with cancer

Some cancer patients in Japan are willing to work while undergoing treatment.

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Multi-brand bakeries on rise

Multi-brand bakeries on rise

Multi-brand bread shops that sell products made by other bakeries are providing a link between businesses and customers.

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Looking inside a clear fish

Looking inside a clear fish

Shizuoka University researcher Toshinobu Tokumoto and his team breed a transparent goldfish to observe the inner working...

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