Kagoshima

Women’s high school soccer team wins Mie Prefecture championship with only 70 percent of a team

You’d probably have expected their 8-on-11 matches to be bloodbaths, and they were

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Notebook passed by hand from Hokkaido to Kagoshima, connects railway fans in heartwarming event

Spanning almost the entire length of Japan, this notebook carried the will and determination of train fans, bringing them together in a very special way.

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Real Japanese horror story: a specimen shelf at a Kagoshima high school held a real human skull

These high school students won’t have any shortage of material for their next summer camp excursion, that’s for sure.

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Travel back in time to this timeless Japanese hot spring inn from the Taisho period【Photos】

You can practically taste the nostalgia permeating this Taisho-era ryokan in Kagoshima Prefecture.

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Hilarious chase ensues as tiny dog chases Google Street View car in Kagoshima

Japanese social media users fall in love as dog chases down Google Street View car many times its size.

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Japan’s top 10 hotel breakfasts 2016: Kobe hotel tops the list once again!

Experience a tour of some of Japan’s best cuisine without even setting foot outside of your hotel with these top 10 breakfast buffet picks.

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Convenience store clerk hospitalized by customer dissatisfied with “smile-less” service

When you work in a customer-facing role, you can expect to deal with some difficult people from time to time. Being hospitalized by one of them, however, should never be a concern…

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Hide your daughters! Kagoshima’s suave new bear mascot is winning hearts all over

Meet the bear that’s making women say: “I wanna fall prey to him!”

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This 4K video of Kagoshima filmed by drone will settle your summer vacation plans【Video】

Living in Tokyo is pretty awesome. There’s not much you can’t find in the city and there’s always something fun going on — but every once in a while, a video or a photo will grab our attention and make us sigh forlornly thanks to a gorgeous landscape. Sure, there are some great beaches around here, but there’s just something about this drone video of Kagoshima that makes us stop and say wow.

If you’re stuck in the office or at school staring out the window and wishing you were anywhere else, this video will only make it worse. But we guarantee you’ll keep watching it over and over!

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Kobe University study reminds us that Japan could be one volcanic eruption away from annihilation

Feeling a little too chipper today? Here’s something to bring you back to down to earth: According to Kobe University professor Yoshiyuki Tatsumi and his research staff, there is a one-percent chance that a huge, Japanese-civilization-obliterating volcanic eruption will occur sometime within the next 100 years.

One percent may not sound like very much, but when you hear the kind of eruption the professor’s research refers to, you’ll understand why even that tiny number is much bigger than we’d like.

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You can eat a polar bear in Kagoshima

That’s right, you can eat a polar bear in Japan. But before you start freaking out about animal cruelty or endangered species, we are actually talking about the funky dessert in picture above, not the big furry mammal. Meet the shirokuma or polar bear, a delicious treat of shaved ice, sweet milk syrup and fruit from Kagoshima.

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Sakurajima’s 500th eruption this year goes off with a bang and a huge cloud of ash

When it comes to terrifying displays of the power of Mother Nature, Japan never fails to deliver. These incredible photos capture the volcanic eruption off the coast of Kyuushu yesterday afternoon.

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Medieval Japanese Castle  Town Up For Sale On Internet, May Be Cheaper To Build Your Own Castle From Scratch

Property hunters: Have you ever considered adding Japanese medieval real estate to your portfolio?

It just so happens that Sendai Sengoku Mura (lit: Warring States Village), a 3300 square meter recreation of a 16th century Japanese castle town located in Kagoshima prefecture is up for sale on internet shopping site Rakuten. Read More

Japan’s World Heritages Fly Well Under Radar

Did you know that Japan has 16 locations on the list of UNESCO World Heritages? Could you name them all with any sum of money on the line?

Survey Research Center, Co. Ltd. conducted a survey that showed that most people could not. When asked whether they were interested in Japan’s world heritages, 67.8% of those surveyed responded affirmatively. However, only 4% of respondents knew all 16 Japanese sites.

See how many you can name before looking at the list below:

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