Princess Ayako engagement official

It's official--Princess Ayako and commoner Kei Moriya are formally engaged in a traditional rite.

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JAL crash victims remembered

People gather to remember the 520 victims of one of the world's worst aircraft disasters 33 years after a Japan Airlines...

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Tokyo sees record emergency fire dispatches

The Tokyo Fire Department reveals a record number of dispatches in this summer's rescue statistics as people fell victim...

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Monk goes viral

Mt. Koya in Wakayama Prefecture is a World Heritage site known for its sacred and peaceful Buddhist sites. Recently, a m...

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Love takes on new role as Tourism Ambassador

Local cat Love adds the title Tourism Ambassador to his portfolio as Stationmaster at a hot spring resort in northern Ja...

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Nagasaki marks 73rd anniversary of atomic bomb

Nagasaki mayor Tomihisa Taue urges the Japanese government to join the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty at a ceremony to commem...

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Princess Mako celebrates Daisenji Temple 1300th anniversary

The eldest granddaughter of Japan's Emperor attends a ceremony marking the 1300th anniversary of Daisenji Buddhist templ...

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Japan's oldest pressed flowers unveiled

Japan's oldest dried and pressed flowers and leaves, made nearly 300 years ago, are unveiled at the National Museum of S...

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Okinawa's Governor Onaga dies

The governor of Okinawa, who campaigned to remove US military bases, has died.

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