Japan to add special 2019 holidays for imperial enthronement

Japan will add special national holidays next year to commemorate the enthronement of the new emperor.

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So long Tsukiji and thanks for all the fish

Tokyo's Tsukiji market, famous for its tuna auctions, closes after more than 80 years and is replaced by the gleaming ne...

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Poll shows Chinese views of Japan improving

A new poll shows Japanese people's perceptions of China remained poor while Chinese views of Japan improved.

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Princess Ayako to receive nearly $1m on marriage

Japan's government will give nearly $1m to Princess Ayako upon her marriage to a commoner.

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80% of rubella cases male

Rubella is spreading in Japan and authorities say about 80 percent of cases are male.

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Tokyo's new wholesale market launches

The first tuna auctions are held at Tokyo's new Toyosu market as the controversial facility opens amid hiccups.

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New Tokyo subway cars revealed

New subway cars featuring phone charging docks and round windows will be introduced on the Tokyo Metro's Marunouchi Line...

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Toyosu market finally opens

Tokyo's new Toyosu wholesale market opens for business, replacing the Tsukiji market that was known as 'Japan's kitchen....

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Govt committee to oversee imperial succession rites

Officials will meet in Japan Friday to oversee the Emperor's abdication and Crown Prince's enthronement ceremonies.

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