Paratrooper training

Paratrooper training

The Japan Self-Defense Forces' only parachute unit undergoes tough training to defend the island nation. Unsung heroes p...

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Space tourism in the works

Space tourism in the works

The United States is working on space exploration with private-sector involvement to enable civilian space travel in the...

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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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Flowering bamboo threatens local craft making

Flowering bamboo threatens local craft making

The Sasamorpha borealis bamboo is flowering throughout Japan for the first time in 120 years. The phenomenon is threaten...

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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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Redeveloping Shibuya

Redeveloping Shibuya

Shibuya, once a center of culture focused on young people, is being redeveloped with high-rise shopping and office build...

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From unused resource to tourist draw

From unused resource to tourist draw

Wakkanai in Hokkaido makes a beautiful road from wasted scallop shells while artists in Osaka make art on blank walls ar...

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Pope's message of peace in Nagasaki

Pope's message of peace in Nagasaki

Pope Francis visits Nagasaki and Hiroshima so share his message of peace and meets the son of Joe O'Donnell, the man who...

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Pakistani president seeks enhanced ties with Japan

Pakistani president seeks enhanced ties with Japan

Pakistani President Arif Alvi calls for enhanced relations with Japan in an exclusive interview with Nippon TV.

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Mysterious shark 'virgin' birth

Mysterious shark 'virgin' birth

Researchers get to the bottom of the mysterious birth of sharks in a tank housing only females.

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