Akb48, Film Director Obayashi To Honor Post - Quake Efforts

AKB48, film director Obayashi to honor post-quake effortsSupplied photo shows a scene from a music video for all-girl pop group AKB48's new single "So long!" Mayu Watanabe (2nd from R) and Jurina Matsui (3rd from R) of AKB48 play roles in the film. Movie director Nobuhiko Obayashi has created the film that pays homage to Japan's post-earthquake recovery in collaboration with AKB48.

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Sheep Form Heart Shape In Valentines Day Event

Sheep form heart shape in Valentines Day eventJapanese tourists have watched a flock of sheep make a heart shape in a Valentines' Day event at a ranch near Tokyo.

The event took place on Thursday at Mother Farm in Chiba Prefecture. The farm has about 600 sheep.

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Cat From Russian Leader Putin Arrives In Akita

Cat from Russian leader Putin arrives in AkitaA Siberian cat given as a gift by Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived Tuesday at the Akita prefectural government building in northeastern Japan, with the local governor naming it "Mir" after the Russian word for peace.

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Prince Akishino, Cambodia King Sihamoni

Prince Akishino, Cambodia King SihamoniPrince Akishino of Japan (R front) shakes hands with Cambodia's King Sihamoni at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Feb. 4, 2013. The prince was visiting the country to attend the funeral of Cambodia's former king, Norodom Sihanouk, who died in October 2012 at the age of 89. At center is Queen Mother Monineath.

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