Densuke watermelon fetches over $4500 in first auction

Hokkaido's specialty watermelon fetches over $4500 in the first auction of the season.

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Spot-billed ducks hatch on Tokyo rooftop

10 spot-billed duck chicks hatch on the rooftop of a commercial building in Tokyo.

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Diet enacts bill lowering legal age to 18

Japan's parliament enacts a bill to lower the legal age to 18 from 20. The new law goes into effect April 1, 2022.

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Japan ready to pay for N.Korea nuke inspections

Japan is ready to provide financial aid for initial inspections of nuclear facilities in North Korea in the event of a d...

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Abductees' families seek direct Japan-NK talks

Families of Japanese abducted by North Korea say Japan must follow through on the Trump-Kim summit by speaking directly ...

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Spy satellite to monitor NK missiles

Japan launches an intelligence satellite designed to monitor North Korea's missile program.

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Govt boosts sexual harassment training

The government is boosting measures to fight sexual harassment.

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Giant panda Shan Shan turns 1

The Ueno Zoo's giant panda cub Shan Shan turns one year old.

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Abe hopeful during Trump-Kim summit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he hopes the Trump-Kim summit will be a step toward resolving the North's nuclea...

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