Hamamatsu

Japan’s Eel Pie manufacturing sector hit hard by effects of COVID-19

Unagi Pie is one of many Japanese cultural treasures struggling under the pandemic.

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Police on the lookout for man offering young boys money for sneezes

Suspect is said to provide tissues as well.

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Hamamatsu train station unveiled in miniature form

There’s no denying that the world looks a whole lot cuter when it’s scaled down to miniature form, and even ordinary train stations are no exception to the rule. Hamamatsu station, in Shizuoka Prefecture, has been given the mini-me treatment, thanks to one of its renowned residents, award-winning modeler Takuji Yamada. On display in the city centre, people from all over Japan are gushing at the model’s remarkable quality and it’s amazing likeness to the original.

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