Heavy snow disrupts water supply in Hokkaido

Heavy snow disrupts water supply in Hokkaido

Heavy snow disrupts traffic and water supply in Hokkaido, northern Japan.

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Train stuck in snow in northern Japan

Train stuck in snow in northern Japan

A local passenger train gets stuck in snow in Japan’s northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido.

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Tokyoites lured outdoors amid unseasonal warmth

Tokyoites lured outdoors amid unseasonal warmth

Many Tokyoites are lured outdoors as temperatures rise to late-April levels around the Japanese capital over the weekend...

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Secondary disasters feared after M7.3 quake in northeastern Japan

Secondary disasters feared after M7.3 quake in northeastern Japan

Authorities fear the possibility of secondary disasters in northeastern Japan as strong rain falls on areas hit by a mag...

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Mt. Unzen eruption site to be preserved as disaster remains

Mt. Unzen eruption site to be preserved as disaster remains

Locals in southwestern Japan begin digging up areas devastated by the 1991 eruption at Mt. Unzen as part of efforts to p...

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Colossal deep-sea fish named after Yokozuna

Colossal deep-sea fish named after Yokozuna

A new kind of huge deep-sea fish that were caught off the coast of Shizuoka Prefecture is named Yokozuna Iwashi.

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Whiteout causes massive car pileup in northeastern Japan

Whiteout causes massive car pileup in northeastern Japan

A whiteout is likely to have caused a massive car pileup in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan.

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Cow-patterned lamb born in Year of Ox

Cow-patterned lamb born in Year of Ox

A lamb that looks like a cow is born at a sheep farm in northern Japan on the first day of the Year of the Ox.

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Snow expected over New Year's in Japan

Snow expected over New Year's in Japan

A cold front is blanketing Japan, likely to bring heavy snow as the country rings in the New Year.

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Volcano erupts in southwestern Japan

Volcano erupts in southwestern Japan

A volcano in Kagoshima Prefecture erupts but no damage is reported.

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