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Jul 15, 2018

Flood-hit Okayama cram school opens doors to other students

A cram school in the Mabicho district of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, has reopened to accept both its own students and others whose schools were damaged by the region's deadly rains this month. In the wake of the disaster, the city's education board decided to keep ...

Torrential rains leave trail of destruction in western Japan

Jul 9, 2018

Torrential rains leave trail of destruction in western Japan

The death toll from torrential rains in western Japan moved above 100 early Monday, with dozens of others still missing after massive flooding and landslides destroyed homes and displaced tens of thousands. This is a selection of scenes of the widespread damage. Rescue workers hunt ...

A unique 'Japanese tip': The origami art left by diners

Jul 9, 2018

A unique 'Japanese tip': The origami art left by diners

Yuki Tatsumi was waiting tables at an izakaya pub in the city of Kyoto when something on the table caught his eye — a chopstick wrapper folded and fiddled into an abstract shape. It was the catalyst for the creation of a collection that now ...