Sick of tourists, Japan town blocks view of Mount Fuji

A Japanese town began mounting a large mesh barrier at a popular viewing spot for Mount Fuji on Tuesday, in an attempt to deter photo-taking by an ever-growing number of tourists

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Japan says Saudi crown prince visit postponed over King Salman's health

Japan's top government spokesman said Monday a planned visit this week by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been postponed "due to the health condition of King Salman"

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Japan to introduce online booking for Mount Fuji trail

An online booking system for Mount Fuji's most popular trail was announced on Monday by Japanese authorities trying to fight overtourism on the active volcano

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Japan bread recalled after rat parts found inside packs

.More than 100,000 packets of sliced bread have been recalled in Japan after parts of a black rat's body were discovered inside two of them, the manufacturer said Wednesday..Food recalls are rare in Japan, a country with famously high standards of sanitation, and Pasco Shikishima Cor

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Snake on a train delays Japanese bullet service

Even small delays in Japan's much-vaunted bullet trains are rare, and more unusual still are snakes on board holding up the speedy "shinkansen" services

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Magnitude-6.0 quake shakes northeast Japan, no tsunami alert

A magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck off northeastern Japan's Fukushima region on Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, but no tsunami warning was issued

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Japan's royal family makes Instagram debut

Japan's royal family is now on Instagram -- but don't expect any candid selfies from its official account, which went live Monday in a cautious social media debut for the ancient monarchy

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900 luxury watches 'go missing' in Japan

Around 900 luxury watches worth almost $13 million are missing in Japan after a site renting them out folded and its owner fled to Dubai, local media reported

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Japan quake toll rises to 62 as weather hampers rescuers

Japanese rescuers scrambled to search for survivors Wednesday as authorities warned of landslides and heavy rain after a powerful earthquake that killed at least 62 people

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5 dead in Japan plane collision

Five people aboard a Japan coast guard aircraft died today when it hit a Japan Airlines passenger plane on the ground in a fiery collision at Tokyo's Haneda airport

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Japan Airlines plane on fire on runway at Tokyo's Haneda airport

A Japan Airlines aircraft was engulfed in flames at Tokyo's Haneda airport today after a possible collision with a Coast Guard aircraft, with the airline saying that all 379 passengers and crew had been evacuated

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Japan quake death toll rises to 48: official

At least 48 people are confirmed dead following a major earthquake in Japan, a local official said

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Race against time after deadly Japan quake

Japanese rescuers battled against the clock and powerful aftershocks Tuesday to find survivors of a major earthquake that struck on New Year's Day, killing at least six people and leaving a trail of destruction

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Magnitude 7.6 earthquake hits Japan, tsunami warning issued

5-metre tsunami waves believed to be reaching Noto in Ishikawa Prefecture

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World's biggest nuclear plant in Japan to resume path towards restart

Japan's nuclear power regulator on Wednesday lifted an operational ban it imposed on Tokyo Electric Power's massive Kashiwazaki-Kariwa power plant two years ago, clearing the path for it to resume a process towards a restart

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Japan space agency hit with cyberattack

Japan's space agency was hit with a cyberattack but the information the hackers accessed did not include anything important for rocket and satellite operations, a spokesperson said on Wednesday

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Japan court says gender change sterilisation rule unconstitutional

Japan's top court said on Wednesday that requiring transgender people to be sterilised in order to change their legal gender was unconstitutional

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One in 10 Japanese are older than 80: government data

More than 10 percent of Japanese people have crossed 80 years or older for the first time, new official data showed, as the nation faces a rapidly greying population

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