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Death toll in Japanese flooding climbs to over 100
Rescuers in Japan dig through mud and rubble, racing to find survivors after torrential rains unleashed widespread floods and landslides that killed nearly 100, with dozens missing.
Soccer-Japan's oracle octopus boiled and butchered
An octopus that successfully predicted all of Japan's World Cup group stage matches was boiled, butchered and sent away to be sold on June 27, according to the fisherman who originally caught the psychic cephalopod.
Japan rejects 99% of asylum applications
Last year, Japan granted refugee status to just 20 people, out of nearly 19,000 applicants. Officially, Japan refuses to allow mass immigration and remains one of the most closed countries in the world.
Can older workers salvage Japan's pension system?
With life expectancy increasing and birth rates low, Japan needs to find a way to salvage its pension system. The government of PM Shinzo Abe is considering raising the retirement age to allow older people to keep working.
Real-life 'Transformer' unveiled in Japan
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Japanese engineers show off a 12-foot robot that can transform into a sports car and actually carry people onboard, in what they said was a first-ever in the history of robots.
Former Australian ambassador on TPP, China and Japan Relations with N. Korea
Geoff Raby, former Australian ambassador to China and permanent representative to WTO, discusses Japan and China working together on North Korea.
Adult men dominate Japan’s adoption market
In Japan, inheriting companies is steeped in such a solid tradition that many are now adopting grown men to take over their businesses.
Japan, U.S., South Korea to hold missile tracking drill
11 Dec 2017
The United States, Japan and South Korea will hold two days of missile tracking drills as tensions rise in the region over North Korea’s fast-developing weapons programmes.
Three North Korean soccer players living in Japan join team mates for East Asian Championship
8 Dec 2017
North Korean soccer players who live in Japan - An Byong Jun, Lee Yong-Jick and Kim Song-Gi - join team mates for the East Asian Championship
One dead, over ten injured after chemical plant explosion in Japan
1 Dec 2017
An explosion at a chemical plan in Japan kills one person and injures ten, local media says.
Trump says U.S. and allies are prepared to defend freedom
5 Nov 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump ramps up his tough rhetoric against North Korea as he arrives in Japan, saying that the U.S. and its allies are prepared to defend freedom.
Donald Trump lands in Japan, kicking off Asia tour
5 Nov 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives in Japan defending his tough rhetoric on North Korea, saying discussions on Pyongyang will figure prominently in talks with other Asian leaders as tensions rise over its missile and nuclear tests.