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Former Japanese fisherman finds profit in whale-watching

09 Jul 2019

RAUSU, Japan Masato Hasegawa is the fourth generation of his family to be a fisherman on Japan's northern oceans, but now his cruises focus on admiring sea life instead of catching it.

Security beefed up in Tokyo as emperor prepares to abdicate

29 Apr 2019

TOKYO Divers scoured moats around the Imperial Palace and police dogs sniffed in bushes on Monday as authorities ramped up security for the start of Japan's new "Reiwa" imperial era. | Video

WIDER IMAGE-'Superfan' of Japan's royals has followed them for decades

29 Apr 2019

KAWASAKI, Japan, April 26 Wherever Japan's royals go, there too goes Fumiko Shirataki: in summer heat and winter cold, to the ocean and to the mountains.

Japan's Heisei imperial era - three generations look back, and ahead

26 Apr 2019

(In this April 23 story corrects date on which Heisei era began to Jan. 8) | Video

WIDER IMAGE-'Superfan' of Japan's royals has followed them for decades

26 Apr 2019

KAWASAKI, Japan, April 26 Wherever Japan's royals go, there too goes Fumiko Shirataki: in summer heat and winter cold, to the ocean and to the mountains.

'Superfan' of Japan's royals has followed them for decades

26 Apr 2019

KAWASAKI, Japan Wherever Japan's royals go, there too goes Fumiko Shirataki: in summer heat and winter cold, to the ocean and to the mountains.

Banned from internet or not? Does Ghosn's tweet violate bail terms?

04 Apr 2019

TOKYO Carlos Ghosn's sudden emergence on Twitter, a day before he was re-arrested on Thursday, has raised questions about whether the former Nissan Motor boss violated the strict terms of his $9 million bail - something his lawyer has denied.

Banned from internet or not? Does Ghosn's tweet violate bail terms?

04 Apr 2019

TOKYO Carlos Ghosn's sudden emergence on Twitter, a day before he was re-arrested on Thursday, has raised questions about whether the former Nissan Motor boss violated the strict terms of his $9 million (£6.8 million) bail - something his lawyer has denied.

Buddhist nun prays for Vietnamese workers who died in Japan

29 Mar 2019

TOKYO Rows of wooden mortuary tablets inscribed with names line an altar at a Buddhist temple in Tokyo, silent testimony to Vietnamese people who died after coming to Japan to work or study. | Video

With high-tech glasses, Japanese ALS patient makes the beat go on

18 Mar 2019

TOKYO The music booms and lights flash as Masatane Muto, a wheelchair-bound disc jockey, uses is eyes to put on a show at a recent Tokyo music festival. | Video

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