Gagaku performance fetes Emperor's 30-year reign

Gagaku performance fetes Emperor's 30-year reign

Japan's Imperial couple attends a traditional court music performance to commemorate the Emperor's 30-year reign.

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Handless calligrapher speaks with brush

Handless calligrapher speaks with brush

A woman with no hands boldly pursues her lifelong passion for calligraphy into her twilight years.

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Japan remembers the Tohoku disaster

Japan remembers the Tohoku disaster

People pause to mourn the victims of the disaster that ravaged Northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011.

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Breaking plates to cope

Breaking plates to cope

People vent stress by drinking, shouting and shattering plates.

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Furniture to make you purr

Furniture to make you purr

A company in western Japan is making feline-friendly furniture that might even make pet owners purr.

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Calling all Suzukis

Calling all Suzukis

A shrine in western Japan sends out an SOS to everyone with the surname Suzuki.

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Test your mettle with a kettle

Test your mettle with a kettle

People in southwestern Japan are enjoying the sport of tea kettle curling.

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Revamping airport working environment

Revamping airport working environment

Inbound tourists and airport users are increasing in Japan where the labor force is shrinking. State-of-the-art technolo...

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Custom ceramics solve water pollution

Custom ceramics solve water pollution

Water pollution is a serious problem affecting many parts of the world. Researchers in Japan have come up with a natural...

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Contraception by smartphone

Contraception by smartphone

Birth control and medical prescription may be getting a boost from technology.

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