Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asks Cabinet ministers to strengthen countermeasures against a new coronavirus.

Vietnamese man nabbed for giving haircuts without license

Japanese police arrest a Vietnamese man for giving haircuts to compatriots without a beautician license.

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Conveyor belt sushi for foreigners

A conveyor belt sushi shop targeting foreigners opens in Tokyo.

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Hokkaido receives most snow this winter

The capital of Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido receives the largest amount of snowfall this winter.

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Mitsubishi Electric hacked

Major Japanese electronics maker Mitsubishi Electric suffers a cyber attack and says hackers may have stolen sensitive i...

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World's stinkiest flower blooms in Japan

Tsukuba Botanical Garden produces a 2-meter tall corpse flower, titan arum, that gives off a foul odor.

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Giant Olympic emblem on Tokyo Bay

A giant Olympic emblem is pulled across Tokyo Bay on a barge before being installed on an island there.

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A 120 cm "living fossil" frilled shark is captured off the coast of Wakayama Prefecture in Japan, but dies in captivity ...

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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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Imperial poetry reading

The first annual New Year's poetry reading is held at the Imperial Palace following the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito...

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