On May 1, Japan's king, Emperor Akihito, will step down. His era - his time as emperor - will end, and the era of the next emperor, his son, Crown Prince Naruhito, will begin.
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Voters on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa have voted against allowing the US to build a new military base to replace an old one. The Japanese prime minister says the base will be built anyway.
The thieves who robbed Seiji and Fuyumi Iimura didn't even have to break in. The seven works of art they stole had been left sitting out in the garden. Why? They were bonsai trees.
Whales and tuna have been fished so much that, unless their numbers are allowed to grow again, there may one day be nothing left to hunt. Still, Japan keeps hunting these animals.
In Japan, many people look forward to seeing the cherry trees bloom in the spring, So why are some cherry trees blooming now, almost five months early?
Last Friday, Keisuke Fukuchi became the winner of the 42nd annual World Othello Championships, beating over 80 of the world's best players from 24 different countries. Keisuke is only 11 years old.
After a US radio show wrongly reported that a city in Japan was having trouble finding ninjas, the city got messages from over 100 people asking about the jobs.
Very, very heavy rains have caused huge floods and landslides in Japan. Over 110 people have been killed and millions have had to leave their homes.
A train company in Japan has created a Hello Kitty Train that they hope will make more people want to travel. The special pink bullet train started running yesterday.
In December, 2014, Japan launched a rocket to send its spacecraft, Hayabusa2, into space. The Hayabusa2 has finally arrived near the asteroid it was sent to study.