Nara

We tackle a titanic bowl of pork cutlet katsudon and (just about) live to tell the tale

When you begin to suspect that your bowl is a portal to the pork dimension…

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Deer in Nara Park mysteriously disappear during this year’s shikadamari season

Free-roaming deer continue to baffle visitors and experts with their unusual behaviour.

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Traditional noodles undergo a cute evolution in Kawaii Company’s new rainbow somen

These five flavors of cute and colorful Miwa somen are just in time to brighten up your summer.

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This Nara workshop has been making deer crackers for more than 100 years and offers tours【Photos】

The oldest shika senbei maker in the city gives us an inside look and a fresh-cooked taste.

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Starbucks releases 47 Frappuccinos around Japan, we try the one for Nara Prefecture

Can this Frappuccino capture the flavour of a region famous for deer and the giant Buddha? 

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Deer killed by man with axe in Nara

Police say the man lost his temper when the animal hit his car. 

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Japanese man donates bags of cash to local schools, disappears without a trace

The school staff even chased after him, but to no avail.

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21-year-old Nara woman arrested for sending hundreds of nude selfies to woman in her 70s

“I still like her,” suspect tells police.

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Nara asks visitors to stop feeding the deer

Goodwill of strangers now threatens to do the deer more harm than good. 

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Pokémon come to real-life Johto region with new Pokémon manhole covers for Nara【Pics】

Gen-II Legendary Pokémon is in its natural habitat as Pokéfuta project comes to Ikaruga.

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Four photos, five years – A father’s beautiful pictures of his daughter growing up at Nara temple

Loving dad also has a heartwarming idea for what to photograph next.

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No school trip? No problem! Japanese students to go on a virtual school trip in Minecraft instead

Junior high school students at one school are learning Japanese culture by recreating historical sites in the popular game.

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Family cheated out of 54 million yen by man impersonating Japanese rock star for three years

Suspect also convinced his own mother he was the Dir En Grey frontman for 10 years.

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Nara deer “addicted” to rice crackers, lose weight with no tourists to feed them

The coronavirus is affecting the health of Japan’s deer population at Nara Park. 

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Japanese study shows that persimmon tannin juice may render the coronavirus harmless

But wait – don’t run to the supermarket just yet! It’s a little complicated.

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Nara police on the lookout for man who peed his pants

Authorities fear he may do it again.

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Wanna win a Nintendo Switch? You can with this gigantic gacha capsule machine in Nara【Photos】

We try our luck and get pleasantly surprised.

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Deer in Nara Park outnumber visitors, display baffling summer gathering behaviour

Nara deer act mysteriously, even though there are fewer of them around than last year.

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Nara deer heading farther outside park during the coronavirus outbreak, but will they come back?

The animals are the symbol of the city, but our local reporter is worried they might be migrating away.

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The poo from Nara Park’s deer is changing because of the coronavirus pandemic

Shape and hardness of animals’ droppings has changed noticeably since a few months ago.

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