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Mount Ontake searchers recover body from September eruption

Aug 1, 2015

Mount Ontake searchers recover body from September eruption

A body recovered after search operations on Mount Ontake resumed was identified as that of a 45-year-old man from Kai, Yamanashi Prefecture, the Nagano Prefectural Police said Saturday. The body of Tetsuya Inooka was found Friday on the mountain that straddles the border between ...

Shibuya shines in summertime Bon dance festival

Jul 31, 2015

Shibuya shines in summertime Bon dance festival

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International students and workers in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward slipped into yukata summer kimono and enjoyed traditional folk dancing Friday during the district’s second annual summer festival. Held at a Shibuya hotel, the dance event aims to promote international exchanges as well as Japanese culture ...

Aomori festival won't let 'Star Wars' floats join parade

Jul 31, 2015

Aomori festival won't let 'Star Wars' floats join parade

Organizers of the Aomori Nebuta Matsuri, which gets underway this Sunday, will not allow much-awaited floats based on “Star Wars” characters to parade on the city’s streets, fearing they go against the festival’s cultural tradition and would attract too many visitors, causing turmoil. Residents ...