Muji opens first food-centered store

Muji opens first food-centered store

Muji opens its first food-centered store.

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Plunging into adulthood

Plunging into adulthood

20-year-olds in Ibaraki Prefecture bungee jump to celebrate coming of age.

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Homeless man arrested after taking restaurant owner hostage

Homeless man arrested after taking restaurant owner hostage

A 28-year-old man is arrested after taking a restaurant owner as hostage.

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Heavy snow warning issued for Tokyo

Heavy snow warning issued for Tokyo

A heavy snow warning is issued for Tokyo for the first time in four years.

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Fatty yellowtail season kicks off in central Japan

Fatty yellowtail season kicks off in central Japan

The fatty Himi-yellowtail season kicks off in Toyama Prefecture.

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Toyota's autonomous bus operator referred to prosecutors

Toyota's autonomous bus operator referred to prosecutors

A Toyota Motor employee is referred to prosecutors on suspicion of negligent driving.

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Japan's domestic holiday travel rebounds to pre-pandemic levels

Japan's domestic holiday travel rebounds to pre-pandemic levels

Domestic holiday travel doubled from a year ago, nearly reaching pre-pandemic levels.

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COVID-19 cluster infection prompts Tokyo shrine to halt visit

COVID-19 cluster infection prompts Tokyo shrine to halt visit

A COVID-19 cluster among Tokyo Daijingu staff prompts the shrine to halt New Year visits.

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Japan welcomes New Year

Japan welcomes New Year

Thousands of visitors visit shrines and temples and welcome the New Year.

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New Year shrine visitors surge

New Year shrine visitors surge

The number of people who made New Year's visits to temples and shrines surges compared to 2021.

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