High-end watermelon fetches 100,000 yen

High-end watermelon fetches 100,000 yen

A high-end watermelon in Hokkaido fetches 100,000 yen (931 dollars) apiece in the season's first auction.

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Thousands in Tokyo protest against racism

Thousands in Tokyo protest against racism

Nearly 4,000 demonstrators in Tokyo march against racial discrimination in the wake of the death of African-American Geo...

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Buying produce directly from farmers gaining popularity in Tokyo amid virus

Buying produce directly from farmers gaining popularity in Tokyo amid virus

Purchasing fresh produce directly from farmers is gaining popularity in Tokyo as the method can help avoid close human c...

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Game arcades, karaoke rooms reopen in Tokyo

Game arcades, karaoke rooms reopen in Tokyo

Businesses like game arcades and karaoke rooms reopen in Tokyo as the capital eases restrictions on economic activities ...

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Tokyo lifts coronavirus alert, further eases restrictions

Tokyo lifts coronavirus alert, further eases restrictions

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government lifts the coronavirus alert for the capital and moves into the third phase involving f...

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Traditional artisans face crisis amid pandemic

Traditional artisans face crisis amid pandemic

Traditional artisans in Japan are looking for innovative ways to adapt to the new normal to ride out the pandemic.

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Tokyo Olympic games may be simplified

Tokyo Olympic games may be simplified

The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee and the International Olympic Committee are attempting to simplify the postponed ...

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70 monkeys escape their pen again

70 monkeys escape their pen again

70 monkeys successfully escape through a hole their cage in Chiba Prefecture. It's their second escape in less than a ye...

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Mother of girl abducted by N  Korea promises dying husband to get her back

Mother of girl abducted by N Korea promises dying husband to get her back

Yokota Sakie the mother of a girl abducted to North Korea speaks to the press about her husband's death. Yokota says pro...

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Rainy season and record breaking heat wave hits Japan

Rainy season and record breaking heat wave hits Japan

The rainy season has officially begun in parts of western and central Japan, while a record heat wave hits Tokyo and nor...

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