Super stud to the rescue

Super stud to the rescue

Fukushima beef is making a comeback and hopes are high that a once-in-a-generation stud bull will help restore the prefe...

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Too much plastic

Too much plastic

Japan produces more plastic garbage than it can process domestically, so some ends up as microplastics in the country's ...

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Cashless culture growing in Japan

Cashless culture growing in Japan

Cash-loving Japan has been slow to accept alternative payments, but new government incentives and an impending sales tax...

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So long Tsukiji and thanks for all the fish

So long Tsukiji and thanks for all the fish

Tokyo's Tsukiji market, famous for its tuna auctions, closes after more than 80 years and is replaced by the gleaming ne...

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Athletes with designer limbs

Athletes with designer limbs

Advances in prosthetic technology spark biological adaptations in 2020 Paralympic hopefuls.

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A brave new world in education

A brave new world in education

Technology is breaking down barriers and opening up new possibilities at schools around Japan.

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Traditional dogs as your new best friend

Traditional dogs as your new best friend

A zoo in Wakayama Prefecture will be showcasing traditional Japanese Kishu Dogs in hopes of increasing owners.

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2020 volunteers: Free labor?

2020 volunteers: Free labor?

Tokyo's 2020 Olympic committee will begin accepting volunteer applications amid criticism that the requirements are too ...

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Another week, another disaster

Another week, another disaster

Just after the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years drenched the nation, a massive earthquake paralyzed the northe...

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Thinking outside the lunchbox

Thinking outside the lunchbox

People are embracing fun ways to reduce the millions of tons of edible food that is wasted in Japan each year.

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