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| September 17, 2017
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Makoto Ichikawa, a customer, said he enjoyed talking to a waitress who briefly forgot her role and sat down... More ››

| September 17, 2017
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Abe floated the idea of holding a vote on October 22 or October 29 in meetings with senior ruling... More ››

| September 17, 2017
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Some in the United States are wondering why all this sophisticated weaponry isn't being used, especially as North Korean... More ››

| September 15, 2017
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Citizens in earthquake-prone Japan are well-drilled in seeking cover when emergency strikes but with only a matter of minutes... More ››

| September 15, 2017
UPDATED
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Friday's missile flew over Hokkaido in northern Japan "at around 07:06 am towards the Pacific Ocean", Japan's J-Alert system... More ››

| September 13, 2017
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Malaysia has to deal with the resulting socio-economic impact, says deputy minister. More ››

| September 12, 2017
japan

Visitors readying to flock to Tokyo can expect a dizzying array of services in Japan where quirky, futuristic gadgets... More ››

| September 5, 2017
JAL-haneda

There was no immediate information on any damage sustained by the plane or injuries to the passengers or crew... More ››

| September 3, 2017
kei-cars

Keis cost less to produce than conventional cars and they sell for about $6,000 less than a conventional car.... More ››

| September 3, 2017
princess-mako

The engagement to Kei Komuro, who works in a Tokyo law office, comes after Japanese lawmakers in June approved... More ››

| August 30, 2017
Carmelo-Ferlito

Economist Carmelo Ferlito says the key to ensuring the best deal for the country is through open competition and... More ››

| August 29, 2017
seashepherd

Japan has previously sought to close down the anti-whaling campaigns in court, saying Sea Shepherd activists ram their ships,... More ››

| August 25, 2017
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Japan’s Shinto religion believes that the soul is impure shortly after death and the process of dressing a body... More ››

| August 23, 2017
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The agreement will allow both airlines to provide seamless travel to passengers. More ››

| August 20, 2017
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The Islamic Research Foundation, banned in several countries, is said to have converted Japanese citizens into its fold through... More ››

| August 19, 2017
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Facebook users apologise to operator of Vitti Lodge & Family Apartment in Osaka, Japan after a Malaysian guest allegedly... More ››

| August 14, 2017
VIDEO INSIDE
panda

The rare birth of the panda in June triggered a frenzy of media and public excitement in Japan, with... More ››

| August 10, 2017
fidget-spinner-japan

One company in perfectionism-obsessed Japan is claiming it has developed a fidget spinner that whirls longer than any rival... More ››

| August 8, 2017
north-korea

While experts and officals doubt the North's missile technology is really that advanced, the country has made steady progress... More ››

| August 8, 2017
abe

Analysts say Japan's comeback kid has an ace up his sleeve likely to seal his rule for at least... More ››

| August 7, 2017
Hinadan

82-year-old Masako Wakamiya concedes that she finds "writing lines of code is difficult" but has a voracious appetite to... More ››

| August 6, 2017
hiroshima

Many in Japan feel the attacks amount to war crimes and atrocities because they targeted civilians and due to... More ››

| August 3, 2017
japan-fire

Media reports said it spread to four buildings covering some 200 square meters of area. More ››

| August 1, 2017
japan-abe

New cabinet's top priority will be to revive the economy, and ensure national security. More ››

| July 28, 2017
tomomi-inada

Inada, a close confidante of Abe who shares his staunchly nationalist views, was appointed defence minister in August 2016,... More ››

| July 13, 2017
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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
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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
panda-shin-shin

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

| June 10, 2017
limkitsiang-extemism

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
Britney-Tokyo-Doing-Nail-Ar

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

| May 19, 2017
UPDATED
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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 ››

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