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Shinkansen Disruptions Continue, Repair Workers Injured from Electric Shock

January 23, 2024 - 17:34
Japan's high-speed Shinkansen network continues to face service suspensions due to overhead line troubles, with restoration efforts aimed at resuming services by the first train Wednesday morning. (News On Japan)
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Rinnoji Temple in Nikko Starts Making Lucky Beans for Setsubun Festival

January 23, 2024 - 15:19
At the Rinnoji Temple in Tochigi Prefecture, preparations for 'Fuku Mame' beans to be used in next month's Setsubun festival have begun. (News On Japan)
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USJ's 'Spider-Man' Attraction Closes After 20 Years of Tingling Senses

January 22, 2024 - 20:25
Universal Studios Japan (USJ) is drawing the curtain on one of its most popular attractions, marking the end of a 20-year journey. (News On Japan)
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Back on Track: Train Services Resume in Earthquake-Hit Region

January 22, 2024 - 15:52
Three weeks since the Noto Peninsula earthquake, the JR Nanao Line between Hakui and Nanao stations has resumed operation, signaling a much-needed move towards normalcy for local residents. Regular trains are now running on schedule from the first service of the day. (News On Japan)
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Kanazawa's Hot Spring Town Grapples with Visitor Downturn

January 22, 2024 - 08:37
There has been a significant number of cancellations in Kanazawa, an iconic hot spring town located more than 100km from the earthquake's epicenter, even though there was no seismic damage. (News On Japan)
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Multiple 'Monkey Sightings' in Downtown Kyoto

January 22, 2024 - 00:45
A monkey was caught on video Saturday in Kyoto's bustling downtown area of Shijo-Kawaramachi amid multiple reports of "monkey sightings". (News On Japan)
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The Town Where the Steam Locomotives Vanished

January 21, 2024 - 01:36
The Oigawa Railway, running through Shizuoka Prefecture, is a local train line famous for its steam locomotives (SL). However, services were suspended in the wake of devastating Typhoon No. 15 in September 2022. More than a year later, the section in Kawanehon remains out of operation, and the once-familiar sight of steam locomotives has disappeared from the town. (News On Japan)
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Heavy Snow Expected in Mountainous Areas of Japan's Kanto-Koshin Region

January 20, 2024 - 22:27
Japanese weather officials say heavy snow is expected mainly in mountainous areas of the Kanto-Koshin region in central and eastern Japan through Sunday. (NHK)
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Travelers to Japan Fork Out Record Amount

January 18, 2024 - 01:43
The amount spent by foreign visitors to Japan last year reached about 5.3 trillion yen, a 9.9% increase compared to 2019, setting a new record high. (News On Japan)
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Explore the Depths: A New Deep-Sea Adventure Attraction Arriving Next Year

January 17, 2024 - 16:04
Join Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture on March 15th, where they are set to open 'Mission Deep-Sea,' a new ride attraction equipped with state-of-the-art technology. (News On Japan)
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Hokkaido Hit by Season's Heaviest Snowfall, Balmy Weather Follows

January 17, 2024 - 14:10
Warm weather in northern Japan has followed the coldest snap of the season, where 141 flights were canceled due to whiteout conditions in Sapporo, while Wednesday is witnessing a sharp increase in temperatures. (News On Japan)
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Passenger Plane Clips Wing of Parked Aircraft at Hokkaido's New Chitose Airport

January 17, 2024 - 01:21
The wing of a passenger aircraft being towed at New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido clipped another parked plane at around 5:30 PM on Tuesday, with no reports of injuries among the 289 passengers and crew. (News On Japan)
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JAL Rolls Out New Airbus A350-1000

January 16, 2024 - 23:26
Japan Airlines (JAL) has unveiled its new aircraft for international flights, updated for the first time in 20 years. (News On Japan)
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Tickets for Shirakawa-go Illumination Nearly Sold-Out

January 16, 2024 - 23:16
Shirakawa-go village, one of Gifu's must-visit World Heritage Site destinations known for its fairy-like gasshō-zukuri style farmhouses, has begun an illumination event on Sundays, although tickets are limited to 4,000 people. (News On Japan)
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Celebrating Art and Nature on Reclaimed Grounds: The Annual Island Festival

January 16, 2024 - 13:50

The outdoor event "TOKYO ISLAND 2024" will be held from October 12th to 14th at the Mori-zukuri Area of Umi no Mori (Sea Forest) Park in Tokyo. "TOKYO ISLAND" is an event where participants can enjoy music, camping, BBQ, fireworks, and workshops in the heart of Tokyo.

(News On Japan)
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StarFlyer Permits Pets Onboard on All Domestic Flights

January 16, 2024 - 12:49
Kitakyushu-based airline StarFlyer has expanded its service allowing small dogs and cats in the cabin to all domestic routes starting from January 15. (News On Japan)
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Can Traditional Onsen Culture Be Preserved?

January 15, 2024 - 15:57
From long-established inns to "hidden" onsens, Japan boasts thousands of hot spring locations. (News On Japan)
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Traditional Puppet Drama Showcased in February Event

January 15, 2024 - 12:15
The "Reiwa 6 February Bunraku Performance" will be staged from February 5th to 13th at the Japan Youth Hall in Tokyo. (News On Japan)
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Revival of the Showa Era: Underground Theater Poster Exhibition at Shibuya Hikarie

January 15, 2024 - 11:49
The exhibition "Japan Avant-Garde Poster Fair: The Fervor of Underground Culture Born from the Turbulence of Showa" commemorating the 40th anniversary of Shuji Terayama's death started on January 13th, at Bunkamura Gallery on the 8th floor of Shibuya Hikarie in Tokyo. (News On Japan)
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Relaxing In Hokkaido's Monkey Mountain Hot Spring

January 14, 2024 - 19:19
Resident Japanese macaques were seen enjoying an open-air bath on Sunday in Yunokawa Onsen, located in Hakodate, Hokkaido. (Kyodo)
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