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Tokyo unveils heat-busting stadium ahead of Olympics
Tokyo formally unveils its 60,000-seater main Olympic Stadium, more than seven months before the 2020 Opening Ceremony -- with a host of special features to beat the feared heat.
Daily struggle: 7.5 billion trips in the world's most congested cities
Tokyo, Nairobi, Rome, Cairo, Bogota, humans around the world make a collective 7.5 billion journeys on average every day, whether that be on foot, by bike, in cars or on public transport.
Japan's 'hidden darkness': The detention of unwanted immigrants
The Japanese government puts undesired immigrants in deportation detention centers for prolonged periods of time. That is not about to change even after a hunger strike death, says Martin Fritz from Tokyo.
South Korea starts drills at Japan-claimed islands
South Korea's navy has launched a drill around a group of small islands claimed by both Tokyo and Seoul as the feud between the two countries escalates. Japan said the islands were "obviously" part of their territory.
Japan stabbing attack: Several killed, children among injured
2 Jun 2019
Two people, one of them a child, are feared dead in a mass stabbing attack in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo. Up to 17 more may have been injured. The attacker is believed to have killed himself.
Japan and Russia accuse one another of dangerous military buildup
2 Jun 2019
The accusations have been leveled at a meeting between foreign and defense ministers in Tokyo. At dispute are islands both countries claim as their own, and a new US missile defense system.
Japan anti-groper app becomes smash hit
26 May 2019
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A Tokyo police smartphone app to scare off molesters has become a smash hit in Japan, where women have long run the gauntlet of groping on packed rush-hour trains.
Japan prosecutors appeal Carlos Ghosn bail decision
9 Mar 2019
A Tokyo court has unexpectedly granted bail to Carlos Ghosn, Nissan's former high-flying chairman. Prosecutors have filed an appeal against the decision, potentially delaying Ghosn's release from detention.
Life in megacities: Michael Wolf's photography
27 Jan 2019
Dense and compressed: Life in Hong Kong or Tokyo is challenging for its inhabitants. German photographer Michael Wolf has explored their reality through his award-winning works, now on show in Hamburg.
Nissan files complaint ex-boss Carlos Ghosn for 'misuse of funds'
12 Jan 2019
The Japanese automaker has accused the once-praised former executive of misusing a "significant amount of the company's funds." Nissan's criminal complaint followed fresh charges against Ghosn from Tokyo prosecutors.
U.S. Ambassador Hagerty says China needs to change its behavior
6 Dec 2018
William Hagerty, U.S. Ambassador to Japan, talks about the trade spat between the U.S. and China. He speaks at Bloomberg’s The Year Ahead Summit in Tokyo.
Ghosn to be re-arrested for understating income, report says
5 Dec 2018
Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn faces likely re-arrest next week as Tokyo prosecutors add a fresh claim that he understated his income by more than has previously been reported, according to a Japanese media report.