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| July 13, 2017
japan-hitlet-tshirt

Despite what public broadcaster NHK called the shirt's "anti-war writing", the Hitler imagery drew a barrage of criticism with... More ››

| July 11, 2017
Okinoshima

Despite its inscription on UNESCO's World Heritage list, shrine officials say they are now considering banning future travel for... More ››

| July 11, 2017
goldfish-japan

'Art Aquarium' exhibition puts on display around 5,000 goldfish and 3,000 other maritime creatures, such as seahorses, in 130... More ››

| July 10, 2017
shinzo-abe

Abe, in Europe for a summit of leaders of the G20 grouping of nations, told traveling media he would... More ››

| July 6, 2017
VIDEO INSIDE
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Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar says police had even notified Interpol to deliver their message, 'but they haven't... More ››

| July 6, 2017
MOX

Areva spokesman Alexandre Marinot described the cargo as being of "a maximum safety level." More ››

| July 3, 2017
gold-bar

Authorities say none of the 10 Malaysians involved had gone through the required customs declaration procedures. More ››

| July 2, 2017
shinzo-abe

Gerry Curtis, professor emeritus at Columbia University, said Japan’s political landscape could be set for a shake-up if Koike’s... More ››

| June 30, 2017
Silicone-Sally3

Around 2,000 of the life-like dolls – which cost from US$6,000 and come with adjustable fingers, removable head and... More ››

| June 16, 2017
shinzo-abe

The claims centre on documents that suggested the education ministry was pressured to grant approval for a new veterinary... More ››

| June 15, 2017
japan

The new law allows investigators to charge an individual or organisation which conspires to engage in terrorism or other... More ››

| June 14, 2017
Crown-Prince-Naruhito

Asked about the enactment of the law, the crown prince said he would refrain from commenting on it. More ››

| June 12, 2017
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Shin Shin, who mated with male Ri Ri in February, had earlier given birth in 2012 -- the first... More ››

| June 10, 2017
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DAP's Lim Kit Siang says moderate Malaysians must strive to ensure country is not overtaken by the violence and... More ››

| June 9, 2017
VIDEO INSIDE
pig-japan

Local police, who chased the perky swine for five hours, said the farm truck hit another car while the... More ››

| June 9, 2017
korean-air

All of the 151 passengers on board left the plane safely and without any incident. More ››

| June 9, 2017
akihito

The abdication must take place within three years of the new law taking effect or it expires -- and... More ››

| June 2, 2017
aging-japanese

By 2025, one in five of the over 65s -- around 7.3 million people -- in Japan will have... More ››

| May 19, 2017
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Many designs take several hours or more to complete and cost 10,000 yen and up. More ››

| May 19, 2017
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet signed off on the legislation and it will now be sent to parliament for... More ››

| May 19, 2017
Dr-Theng-Lee-Chong-foreign-workers

Waste management expert Dr Theng Lee Chong says Hong Kong and Vietnam do not either although the case is... More ››

| May 17, 2017
Mako

The news has heated up debate on the ever-shrinking royal family since Princess Mako must become a commoner after... More ››

| May 15, 2017
mtr

MTR and China Railway Corp may put up a joint bid after signing an MoU to cooperate in the... More ››

| May 14, 2017
baby-sumo

The rules vary from region to region -- in some places parents want their offspring to be the first... More ››

| May 12, 2017
japan-overwork

Currently, Japanese firms can make full-time employees work far beyond the usual 40 hours a week during busy periods. More ››

| May 9, 2017
P-3C-Orion

RMAF chief says reports on local and foreign media portals are untrue as no such offer has been made. More ››

| May 5, 2017
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The arrangement is expected to contribute to the stability of the financial market while enhancing ties between both nations. More ››

| May 4, 2017
hsr-train_japan_china_600

As China's railway company loses stake in Bandar Malaysia, bid for high-speed rail link between KL and Singapore may... More ››

| April 26, 2017
japanese

Following are some of the most infamous examples. More ››

| April 19, 2017
japan-overwork

The conservative leader called it a "historic step for changing the way people work in Japan" but critics think... More ››

| April 18, 2017
pence-abe

Pence will try to reassure his jittery hosts that those decades-old security commitments are ironclad, a necessity made more... More ››

| April 17, 2017
japan-death-rail

Death Railway NGO urges Crown Prince Naruhito to help focus attention on the issue, for Japan to make available... More ››

| April 1, 2017
japan-cherry-blossom

Millions of Japanese celebrate the explosion of white and pink flowers heralding the change of season, with the Tokyo... More ››

| March 17, 2017
japan-satellite

Tokyo currently maintains three optical satellites for daytime surveillance and three radar satellites for nighttime monitoring. More ››

| March 13, 2017
akie-abe

Akie is hardly the only one to face scrutiny over ties to the school, which she has now cut,... More ››

| March 10, 2017
japan-navy-plan

The Sankei said the drill was aimed at issuing a warning against nuclear-armed North Korea. More ››

| March 10, 2017
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He apologised at the time but on Wednesday joked at a fundraiser with supporters that the "(rubber) boot industry... More ››

| March 10, 2017
smoking

The health ministry is to submit a proposed law to parliament by June that would ban smoking in many... More ››

| March 6, 2017
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The action undermines global nuclear disarmament, says Putrajaya. More ››

| March 6, 2017
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They're also a handy point-and-order option for foreign tourists in a country where most menus are in Japanese only. More ››

| March 6, 2017
japan-heli-crash

The nine people on board the aircraft were rescuers and local government officials involved in a mountain rescue exercise,... More ››

| March 4, 2017
produk

Momohime aims to provide skincare options and solutions for Muslim women worldwide More ››

| March 1, 2017
ktm-meidensha

The RM3 million worth catenary eye system has been given in exchange for allowing Japanese railway system provider Meidensha... More ››

| February 28, 2017
earthquake-generic

Tokyo Electric Power, operator of the Fukushima plant, said no abnormalities were detected. More ››

| February 24, 2017
japan-premium-friday

Premium Friday is Japan's latest bid to tackle two perennial problems -- sluggish consumer spending and notoriously long working... More ››

| February 20, 2017
hadaka-matsuri

High priest Zenko Tsuboi insisted the festival was not an orgy of violence, even if wailing ambulance sirens have... More ››

| February 14, 2017
Japan's-'Battleship-island'

Known in Japanese as Gunkanjima, it was the villain's lair in the 2012 Bond film Skyfall and won UNESCO... More ››

| February 9, 2017
japan

The survey questioned some 20,000 women, aged 15 to 39, and has been submitted to a government panel studying... More ››

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