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Fears Grow For Japan Quake Survivors As Death Toll Rises

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BBC
 
Rescuers continued to search for survivors of a powerful earthquake on Japan's island of Hokkaido, as the death toll rose to 16.
Dozens are still missing with many feared buried under rubble after the magnitude 6.7 quake triggered landslides.
Some 1.6 million residents across Hokkaido remai...

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Abe Vows Further Efforts to Reach 40 Million Tourism Goal by 2020

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday the government will boost efforts to achieve its target of 40 million visitors to Japan by 2020 as it seeks economic growth through tourism.
The number this year is already estimated to have surpassed 20 million on Aug. 15 and is expected to ecl...

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8 Die Wednesday As Heat Wave Engulfs Japan; Mercury Tops 40 C in Gifu

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Eight people died and thousands were taken to hospitals on Wednesday as a heat wave continued to scorch wide areas of Japan, sending the temperature to top 40 C in the central prefecture of Gifu, the highest recorded in the country in nearly five years.
The weather agency is...

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Hiroshima Panel Creates App For ‘Peace Tourism’

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
HIROSHIMA — A panel of experts working with Hiroshima city has created peace-themed tour routes that will be accessible via an app, as part of a “peace tourism” project aimed at visitors to the city.
Under the project, the municipal government has proposed routes for “peace tours...

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Amazing 8K Resolution Travel Video Shows off Spectacular Scenery Around Japan

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Every week seems to bring news of yet another record broken for the numbers of tourists coming to Japan. And it’s easy to see why when we have videos like this.
The Akita-based video production company Armadas partnered with Nakanihon Air Service to produce this incredible 8K-resol...

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Number of Foreign Visitors to Japan in January-April Tops 10 Million

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - The estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan from January to April topped 10 million, reaching that level at the fastest pace on record, the Japan Tourism Agency said Thursday.
With the latest data, the annual number of overseas visitors to the country has now reached 1...

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Preview Images for Mori Building Digital Art Museum: teamLab Borderless, Opening June 21st in Tokyo

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
More details and preview images have emerged for the Mori Building Digital Art Museum: teamLab Borderless, which is set to open this summer at Palette Town in the Tokyo Bay area of Odaiba.
 
Announced at the start of the year, the large digital immersion attraction is a further par...

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The Details Are in About Universal Studios Japan’s Upcoming Sailor Moon 4-D Attraction!

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ROCKET NEWS
 
More information about the original story of the attraction was released as well as photos of some sweet limited-edition merchandise only available at this event!
For months we’ve known about the upcoming Sailor Moon attraction at Universal Studios Japan, but without much to go on e...

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2017 Lower House Election / Coalition Set for Landslide Win / CDPJ Makes Strong Showing; Kibo No To Likely To Fall Short

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
The Liberal Democratic Party and its junior ruling coalition partner Komeito looked set to win a crushing victory in Sunday’s House of Representatives election, together far surpassing a majority in the 465-seat lower house, according to joint exit polls by The Yomiuri Shimbun an...

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A guide to Tokyo's Geeky Underworld

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - "Tokyo Geek’s Guide" is the most comprehensive guide ever produced to Tokyo's geeky underworld. It provides a comprehensive run-down on each major Tokyo district where geeks congregate, shop, play and hangout — from hi-tech Akihabara and trendy Harajuku to newer and lesser-k...

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