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Endangered butterflies find sanctuary in Tokyo

The Adachi Park of Living Things, a biological park in Adachi Ward, Tokyo, has implemented a project to help an endangered species of butterfly reproduce. Read More

Tokyo startup looks to launch world’s first artificial meteor shower

It was literally an out-of-this-world idea that seemed infeasible when it struck her nearly two decades ago: made-to-order shooting stars. But Lena Okajima’s audacious project to reproduce nature’s fireworks for mass entertainment is getting ready for takeoff. Read More

Will cherry trees bloom for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games?

Efforts are under way to develop a cherry tree that can bloom in the height of summer, and do it in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Read More

Photo: Hair today, gone tomorrow

A priest prayed over used combs at Kushida Shrine in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Japan, on Sept. 4. Read More

Photo: Going for a spin

A tourist clad in traditional Japanese summer kimonos or “yukata” takes a selfie at Asakusa in Tokyo. Read More

Ikea eyes new stores in Tokyo, Osaka

Ikea, the Swedish furniture giant, envisions a global expansion into urban areas of Japan. Read More

Government to help firms hire foreign workers

The Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry will assist small and mid-size manufacturers recruit foreign workers as laws change to allow more foreigners to work in Japan next year. Read More

Photo: Chilling with the goldfish

Visitors watch goldfish and carp swim in a tank at the Art Aquarium 2018 at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall in Tokyo. Read More

Tokyo study facility gives students hands-on taste of English

A spacious Tokyo English-education facility opened Sept. 6 to allow children to immerse themselves in language through simulated daily experiences as part of efforts to beef up Japan’s communication abilities ahead of the Olympics. Read More

Photo: Rice paddy art

Artwork of a condor was created in an enormous rice paddy in Gyoda, Saitama Prefecture, Japan, using eight kinds of rice in varying colors. Read More



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