Stories about Japan from August, 2016
There are more than 30 different species of cicada in Japan. Each one has its own distinctive call. How many can you recognize?
Japan invites the world to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo by emphasizing "otaku culture."
Instagram photos of Japanese people beating the heat by dancing under the stars and the lights of lanterns in mid-summer.
If it's August, it means you have to watch out for giant hornets in Japan. Beware!
"There is a wreath here from the Japanese Consulate in Shenyang, and the Japanese government has officially acknowledged [the Pingdingshan massacre] took place."
In this baseball-mad country, Koshien is literally the place where dreams come true.
At her first day on the job, she was snubbed by Tokyo's assembly members.
Japanese men and women got off to a strong start during the first weekend of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
The Supreme Court's dismissal of a case questioning the legality of putting Muslims under surveillance based on their religion alone brought a long series of court battles to an end.
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