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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Onsen hot springs expand horizons

Onsen hot springs expand horizons

Japanese hot springs are thinking up alternative business opportunities to recover from declines in tourists.

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Lavish trips for the well-heeled

Lavish trips for the well-heeled

Japan is coming up with lavish trips to lure affluent foreign tourists.

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Feudal battle redux

Feudal battle redux

100 people don armor and wield weapons to reenact the Battle of Kawanakajima, a legendary feudal Japanese fight.

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New way to mourn

New way to mourn

A robot may create a new way to mourn in Japan.

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