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NIPPON TV NEWS 24 JAPAN

NIPPON TV NEWS 24 JAPAN

All About NIPPON TV NEWS 24 JAPAN
NIPPON TV NEWS 24 JAPAN is the English news service of Nippon Television Network, Japan's leading broadcast network. This page provides a selection of the latest news and other stories to keep you informed about what is happening in Japan.
The World’s Stinkiest Flowers Bloom in Ibaraki

The World’s Stinkiest Flowers Bloom in Ibaraki

Japan is known for many clean, delicious and tantalizing smells, but Tsukuba Botanical Garden just bloomed a 2-meter tall corpse flower, titan arum, that gives off a foul odor.

How to Enjoy a Valentine's Date for One

How to Enjoy a Valentine's Date for One

A survey shows that women in Japan tend to buy Valentine chocolates that are more expensive for themselves than for their partners.

Kemari: Japan’s Ancient Ball Game

Kemari: Japan’s Ancient Ball Game

People in Kyoto are reenacting an ancient type of Japanese football that was played by nobles centuries ago.

Hokkaido Feeling Record Cold -25° Temps

Hokkaido Feeling Record Cold -25° Temps

Inland areas of Hokkaido including Etanbetsu and Horokanai are setting record temperatures near -25°C, the coldest this year in all of Japan.

New Year, New Swords

New Year, New Swords

Bladesmiths in central Japan show visitors the traditional method for making Japanese swords.

Japanese Tradition of Scaring Kids Continues!

Japanese Tradition of Scaring Kids Continues!

Men dressed as demons scare children in northeastern Japan to discourage them from being lazy.

People Are Grabbing Paper for Health

People Are Grabbing Paper for Health

People scramble to grab pieces of “sacred” paper from a demon at a Shinto shrine in southwestern Japan.

Bungee Jumping into Adulthood

Bungee Jumping into Adulthood

Some of Japan’s new adults celebrate their coming of age this year with bungee jumping.

Commuting by Boat in Tokyo

Commuting by Boat in Tokyo

A boat-commuting experiment is carried out in Tokyo in hopes to ease train congestion.

Tearing Down The House

Tearing Down The House

Officials in Tokyo spent nearly US$27,000 tearing down a decaying house in the Kita Ward.

Crowning This Year's 'Luckiest Man in Japan'

Crowning This Year's 'Luckiest Man in Japan'

Men from around Japan take part in a race at Nishinomiya Shrine in a bid to become this year’s "Luckiest Man."

Cardboard Beds for Olympians Revealed

Cardboard Beds for Olympians Revealed

In order to be more eco-conscious, Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic athletes will sleep in beds made of cardboard.

Tokyo Olympics Preparations Almost Completed

Tokyo Olympics Preparations Almost Completed

With less than seven months to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics begin, preparations in Japan are almost completed.

Annual Firefighter Ceremony Heats Up Tokyo

Annual Firefighter Ceremony Heats Up Tokyo

Tokyo firefighters take part in a yearly ceremony to mark the official start of duties in the New Year, much to the crowd's anticipation and delight. And we've got the thrilling video of the exercises.

Unique Ways New Years 2020 Was Celebrated

Unique Ways New Years 2020 Was Celebrated

New Years in Japan is steeped in traditions, but there was more than one way to celebrate the coming of the new decade.

Tokyo Government Revving Up for Olympic Games

Tokyo Government Revving Up for Olympic Games

Officials are getting ready for the 2020 Games with exactly 200 days to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Official Posters Unveiled

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Official Posters Unveiled

Visitors to an art museum in Tokyo got a look at the official art posters for the 2020 Olympic Games coming to Tokyo.

Ghosn’s Escape from Japan: How Did He Do It?

Ghosn’s Escape from Japan: How Did He Do It?

The details of how former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn escaped from Japan in violation of his bail have emerged, and it's a pretty unbelievable story!

Tokyo 2020 Venue Unveiled

Tokyo 2020 Venue Unveiled

We've got your sneak peek at the volleyball and wheelchair basketball venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Giant Rice Cake Specially Made for the Gods

Giant Rice Cake Specially Made for the Gods

Farmers in central Japan were busy pounding giant rice cakes for Atsuta Shrine at the end of the year.

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