700-kg rice cakes offered to local shrine

Gigantic rice cakes weighing 700 kilograms are offered to a local shrine in Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo.

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Tokyo Olympics 7 months away

With less than seven months to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics begin, preparations in Japan are almost completed.

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Tokyo stocks 2019

The Tokyo Stock Exchange's Nikkei index ends at 23,656.62, down 181.10 points from Friday's close and marking the highes...

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Fuel removal at crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant to be delayed

Removing fuel from reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi will be delayed by as long as five years.

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Japan approves deployment of SDF in Gulf of Oman and Arabian Sea

The Japanese government approves deployment of Self-Defense Forces in the Gulf of Oman and the northern Arabian Sea to b...

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International boxing exchange program

Teenage Central American boxers participate in international friendlies in Tokyo ahead of next year's Tokyo Olympics.

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Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako visit typhoon-hit area

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako visit typhoon-hit Miyagi and Fukushima Prefecture.

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Giant rice cake making for deities

Farmers in central Japan are busy pounding giant rice cakes for Atsuta Shrine at the end of the year.

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Relocation costs of US Marine base to more than double

Relocation of the US Marine Corps Air Station Futenma will cost nearly $8.5 billion, far exceeding its initial $3.1 bil...

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