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Guide to Hidden Sakura Spots

April 5, 2024 - 21:43
This weekend, Tokyo boasts a hidden cherry blossom spot you'll definitely want to visit: Ukima Park, near the Arakawa River, with around 150 Somei Yoshino trees lining the embankment, and a windmill to boot. (News On Japan)
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Sakura Season Hits Peak in Tokyo

April 5, 2024 - 06:51
Tokyo's cherry blossoms have officially reached their peak bloom, 13 days later than last year. (News On Japan)
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Kyoto's Gion District Bans Tourists from Private Alley

April 4, 2024 - 09:53
In the bustling Gion district of Kyoto, a private road called "Kosode Koji" known for its historical ambiance is set to be off-limits to tourists. (News On Japan)
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Emergency Landing for JAL Flight Hit by Lightning

April 3, 2024 - 23:10
A Japan Airlines plane en route from Miyazaki to Haneda was struck by lightning twice, forcing the flight to change course to Kansai Airport following the detection of an unusual odour in the cabin. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Hydrogen Powered Ship Offers Eco-Friendly Cruises

April 3, 2024 - 09:09
Japan's first passenger ship powered by hydrogen and biofuel is set to ply the waters off Kitakyushu starting April 10th. (News On Japan)
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Cabin Crew Injured on Melbourne-Narita Flight

April 3, 2024 - 03:49
A Japan Airlines flight en route from Melbourne to Narita Airport encountered sudden severe turbulence on April 1, causing injuries to several cabin crew, including a broken leg. (News On Japan)
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Tan Tan Goes to Panda Heaven

April 2, 2024 - 11:04
Kobe's Oji Zoo has announced the death of 'Tan Tan', a female giant panda that had been a favorite among visitors for over 20 years. (News On Japan)
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"Sakura Shock" at Famous Spots

April 1, 2024 - 15:20
On the last day of March, various locations across Japan recorded summer-like temperatures, impact cherry blossoms, which have bloomed later than usual. (News On Japan)
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East Asia's Largest Iron Sword Goes on Public Display

April 1, 2024 - 02:52
The general public now has the rare opportunity to view the "Serpentine Sword," the largest iron sword in East Asia, which was excavated from a tumulus in Nara City. (News On Japan)
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Yokohama Bids Sayonara to Life-Size Gundam

March 31, 2024 - 22:37
Yokohama's waterfront witnessed the final day of the life-size Gundam exhibit on March 31, marking the end of an era for fans of the beloved anime series "Mobile Suit Gundam." (News On Japan)
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The 150th Kyoto Spring Tradition 'Miyako Odori'

March 31, 2024 - 22:32
As Kyoto welcomes the spring, the city's quintessential seasonal event, the 'Miyako Odori,' gears up for its landmark 150th performance. On March 31, a final rehearsal was held, setting the stage for the commencement of this historic festival. (News On Japan)
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$1.6 Million 'TOKYO' Monument Unveiled

March 31, 2024 - 10:44
A new monument emblazoned with 'TOKYO' has been unveiled at a staggering cost of 160 million yen ($1.6 million) in Tokyo's Central District. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo Shrouded in Yellow Dust

March 30, 2024 - 08:24
Yellow sand was observed in Tokyo on Saturday morning, marking the city's first encounter with the phenomenon this year. (News On Japan)
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Strolling Around the Imperial Palace

March 29, 2024 - 17:04
The Ninomaru Shozokan Museum within the Imperial Palace has refreshed its exhibit this month, which also allows visitors the opportunity to explore the Outer Garden. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo's Cherry Blossoms Bloom Late

March 29, 2024 - 16:19
Japan's Meteorological Agency announced the blooming of the Somei Yoshino cherry blossoms in Tokyo at 2 p.m. on Friday, five days later than average. (News On Japan)
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Cherry Blossoms Bloom at Himeji Castle

March 29, 2024 - 13:17
World Heritage Site Himeji Castle has confirmed the blooming of cherry blossoms since Friday morning, with enough of the pink petals to satisfy lucky visitors. (News On Japan)
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Discovering Toyama: A Cinematic Journey Through "Sea and Mountains"

March 29, 2024 - 01:12
Students from Kanagawa Prefecture's Kanto Gakuin Rokura High School, as part of their school project, have created a promotional video for Toyama Prefecture! The story, told through a cinematic lens, follows two high school students on a journey across Toyama, featuring the prefecture's breathtaking nature and recommended spots. (News On Japan)
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Actor Travels to Hidden Village in Nara

March 27, 2024 - 15:36
Ryohei Suzuki, famous as a voice actor for playing Buzz Lightyear in the Japanese dubbed version, visited the historic Hasedera Temple in Nara, which dates back to 736, highlighting the temple's spiritual significance and artistic beauty. (News On Japan)
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Quick Tips to Minimise Conflict When Travelling with Your Partner: Keep the Spark Alive on the Road!

March 26, 2024 - 03:10
Travelling with your partner can be an amazing way to bond, explore new places, and create lasting memories. However, being crammed together in unfamiliar territory can also lead to some unexpected bumps in the road! (News On Japan)
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ANA Unveils New Boeing 787-10 for Domestic Flights

March 26, 2024 - 02:55
ANA revealed to the press its new domestic-spec Boeing 787-10 on March 25th, distinguished by its size, fuel efficiency, and superior transport capacity. (News On Japan)
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