Japan-China foreign ministerial talks

Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi agree to resume business trips between t...

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Capybaras enjoy hot bath

Capybaras enjoy a hot bath at an animal park in Shizuoka Prefecture, southwest of Tokyo.

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Awa dance festival tested for coronavirus

Organizers of the Awa dance festival hold a test event to see if they can go ahead with the summer festivities next year...

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Remote Santa decorations in Kobe

Christmas decorations are put up at a mansion in Kobe, western Japan, with Santa Claus and this year's newsmakers appear...

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Japan to keep domestic tourism promotion campaign despite COVID spike

Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide backs a subsidy program that promotes domestic travel and dining out despite the recent sp...

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Japan's Emperor and Empress encourage medical staff online

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako hold their first online meeting with medical workers.

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Silent countdown for Beaujolais Nouveau

Wine lovers gather at countdown parties as sales of Beaujolais Nouveau wines start in Japan.

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Tokyo confirms 534 new COVID-19 cases

As Tokyo confirms a record daily high of 534 new COVID-19 cases, it raises its coronavirus alert to the highest level

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Luxury sightseeing train makes maiden journey in Kumamoto Prefecture

Kyushu Railway Company starts operations of its luxury sightseeing train in disaster-affected Kumamoto Prefecture.

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