Power outages following lightning in Saitama, north of Tokyo

Power outages following lightning in Saitama, north of Tokyo

Power outages occurred in various parts of Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo, possibly due to lightning, affecting abou...

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Japan's subtropical rainforests added to UNESCO World Heritage List

Japan's subtropical rainforests added to UNESCO World Heritage List

Subtropical rainforests on islands in Okinawa and Kagoshima prefectures in southwestern Japan have been added to UNESCO’...

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Fourth-grader delivers messages to landslide-hit Atami

Fourth-grader delivers messages to landslide-hit Atami

A fourth-grader writes messages for landslide-hit Atami City to keep the people's spirit up.

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Evacuees temporarily return home in landslide-affected Atami

Evacuees temporarily return home in landslide-affected Atami

Evacuees temporarily return home in landslide-affected Atami City.

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Heavy rain threatens Sea of Japan coast

Heavy rain threatens Sea of Japan coast

The Japan Meteorological Agency strongly urges people to evacuate after heavy rain lashes neighboring Shimane and Tottor...

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Mt. Fuji opens to climbers for the first time in two years

Mt. Fuji opens to climbers for the first time in two years

Mt. Fuji opens to climbers for the first time in two years.

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5-meter crocodile at zoo southwest of Tokyo

5-meter crocodile at zoo southwest of Tokyo

Zookeepers in Shizuoka Prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, unveil a crocodile that measures more than 5 meters in length.

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3D hazard map for Arakawa River vicinity in Tokyo

3D hazard map for Arakawa River vicinity in Tokyo

The Japanese government releases a three-dimensional hazard map that predicts what might happen if the Arakawa River, wh...

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Camera captures houses collapsing in Osaka

Camera captures houses collapsing in Osaka

A camera captures houses collapsing in a residential area in Osaka.

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Emperor Emeritus Akihito discovers new fish species

Emperor Emeritus Akihito discovers new fish species

Japanese Emperor Emeritus Akihito finds two new goby fish species.

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