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Yusaku Maezawa: The Japanese billionaire who wants to fly to the Moon

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 12:09

Yusaku Maezawa wants to take a group of artists along with him on a voyage into space. So who is he?
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Japan billionaire to be first moon tourist

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 8:57

The first private passenger to fly around the Moon with SpaceX will be a Japanese billionaire.
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Pro-whaling nations block plan to create sanctuary

Wednesday, September 12th 2018, 3:05

Japan and other nations defeat the proposal at an International Whaling Commission meet.
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Osaka wins as Williams calls umpire 'thief'

Sunday, September 9th 2018, 0:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Williams

Naomi Osaka wins the US Open after an angry Serena Williams accuses the umpire of being a "thief" in some of the most dramatic scenes at a Grand Slam final.
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Fears grow for Japan quake survivors as death toll rises

Friday, September 7th 2018, 4:13

Rescuers are racing against the clock to find survivors in the rubble as the death toll rises to 16.
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Japan's Osaka makes history at US Open

Friday, September 7th 2018, 2:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Osaka

Naomi Osaka becomes the first Japanese woman to reach a Grand Slam final after beating Madison Keys in the US Open semi-finals.
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Japan says it's time to allow sustainable whaling

Thursday, September 6th 2018, 23:55

Japan is trying to convince the world the time has come to make commercial whaling legal again.
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Japan hit by deadly earthquake and mudslides

Thursday, September 6th 2018, 14:13

Days after a typhoon lashed Japan's west, the country's north is hit by another natural disaster.
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Fukushima nuclear disaster: Japan confirms first worker death from radiation

Wednesday, September 5th 2018, 14:48

The death of a worker from lung cancer was linked to radiation exposure after the 2011 disaster.
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Typhoon Jebi forces closure of Kansai airport, near Osaka in Japan

Wednesday, September 5th 2018, 11:17

Deadly storm Jebi cuts off Kansai airport near Osaka, forcing thousands of evacuations.
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Japan Typhoon Jebi: Kansai airport evacuated

Wednesday, September 5th 2018, 11:09

Thousands had to be evacuated from Kansai airport after the worst storm to hit Japan in 25 years.
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What really happens to Japan's 'recycling' plastic?

Monday, September 3rd 2018, 23:19

Many Japanese people who recycle their household plastic would be shocked to know where it ends up.
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Son Heung-min to avoid military duty after South Korea win Asian Games

Saturday, September 1st 2018, 14:47
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min will avoid military service after South Korea beat Japan to win the Asian Games title.
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Hayabusa-2: Japan sets date for spacecraft's asteroid touchdown

Thursday, August 30th 2018, 18:52

Japan's space agency sets dates for its plan to explore the surface of an asteroid with robots.
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WW2 prisoners died building a railway for the Japanese

Tuesday, August 28th 2018, 23:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A former British prisoner of war describes building the bridge over the River Kwai during WW2.
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Tomoyuki Sugimoto: North Korea 'releases Japanese tourist'

Monday, August 27th 2018, 8:01

The country has never said why Tomoyuki Sugimoto was held, only that he had broken the law.
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Asian Games: Japan basketball players sent home for 'paying women for sex'

Monday, August 20th 2018, 6:41
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Four Japanese basketball players are sent home from the Asian Games in Indonesia for allegedly paying women for sex.
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Japanese racing driver Keiko Ihara shares her story

Thursday, August 9th 2018, 14:47

Japanese racing driver Keiko Ihara shares her story.
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Tokyo Medical University apologises for changing female exam scores

Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 4:25

An investigation found the practice of marking down women and some men began more than a decade ago.
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Japan blue whale: Rare dead calf washed ashore on beach

Tuesday, August 7th 2018, 12:08

Experts say it is the first time that the world's largest animal has been seen in Japan.
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Japan debates daylight saving to avoid heat

Monday, August 6th 2018, 11:27

Bringing the clock forward two hours could prevent Tokyo 2020 athletes competing in blistering heat.
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Tokyo Medical University 'changed female exam scores'

Thursday, August 2nd 2018, 12:16

Japanese media allege Tokyo Medical University sought to purposefully reduce female student numbers.
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Why Jeremy Hunt's 'Japanese' wife gaffe is a bad mistake

Monday, July 30th 2018, 12:13
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's foreign secretary called his Chinese wife "Japanese". Here's why it was such a bad mistake.
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Typhoon Jongdari: Japan storm cuts power to thousands

Sunday, July 29th 2018, 10:58

At least 21 people are hurt as Typhoon Jongdari brings torrential rain and winds.
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Tokyo Sarin attack: Japan executes last Aum Shinrikyo members on death row

Thursday, July 26th 2018, 4:14
related places: Tokyo

The Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995 was Japan's worst terror incident and left 13 dead.
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Japanese firm to launch wedding plaques into space

Wednesday, July 25th 2018, 10:58

A Japanese company wants to help couples show their love is eternal by sending wedding plaques into orbit.
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Fukushima beach in Japan reopens to bathers

Saturday, July 21st 2018, 15:45

The beach in Soma City, Japan, has opened to the public for the first time since the nuclear disaster in 2011.
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Japan's Kobe Steel indicted over quality scandal

Friday, July 20th 2018, 1:30

Kobe Steel, which is Japan's third-largest steelmaker, first admitted to the wrongdoing last year.
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Rice paddy cartoons celebrate Japanese artist

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 20:38

Rice paddy cartoons are grown to celebrate the 90th anniversary of manga artist Osamu Tezuka
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EU signs its biggest free trade deal with Japan

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 10:16
related countries: United States United States

The agreement is a challenge to the increasing protectionism employed by US President Donald Trump.
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Japan flood: At least 179 dead after worst weather in decades

Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 11:01

Rains have now receded but the disaster has left extensive damage in its wake.
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Japan floods: Search for survivors

Monday, July 9th 2018, 11:55

Rescue efforts continue in Japan after days of heavy rain and landslides in western districts.
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Nissan admits falsifying emissions tests in Japan

Monday, July 9th 2018, 10:48

The firm says tests at Japanese factories had "deviated from the prescribed testing environment".
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Japan floods: Devastation from downpours and landslides

Saturday, July 7th 2018, 12:18

Hiroshima Prefecture and other areas of western Japan are hit by landslides after heavy rains.
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Tokyo Sarin attack: Aum Shinrikyo cult leaders executed

Friday, July 6th 2018, 10:12
related places: Tokyo

Among them is Shoko Asahara, leader of the cult behind the deadly 1995 subway poisoning.
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Images from the 1995 Tokyo Sarin attack

Friday, July 6th 2018, 8:24

Pictures of Japan's worst terrorist incident and the doomsday group behind the attack.
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Japanese tourist dies while climbing Uluru in Australia

Wednesday, July 4th 2018, 7:49
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

The man collapsed while scaling the Australian landmark, a trek that will soon be banned.
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Japan's 'psychic' World Cup octopus killed

Tuesday, July 3rd 2018, 9:48

Rabio predicted Japan's first three results in the 2018 World Cup but was then quickly turned into food.
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World Cup 2018: Belgium stun Japan to reach quarters

Monday, July 2nd 2018, 20:58
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Belgium complete a remarkable revival to come back from the World Cup abyss and beat Japan to reach the quarter-finals.
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Hello Kitty bullet train makes its maiden voyage

Sunday, July 1st 2018, 10:05

The bespoke train carrying the cartoon character's image will run for three months in west Japan.
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Japan win but game ends in 'farce'

Thursday, June 28th 2018, 18:58
related countries: Poland Poland

BBC pundits are not impressed as Japan go through by playing their final 10 minutes against Poland at walking pace.
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Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft reaches cosmic 'diamond'

Wednesday, June 27th 2018, 3:34

A Japanese spacecraft has arrived at a diamond-shaped asteroid on a key fact-finding mission.
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World Cup: Japan fans impress by cleaning up stadium

Wednesday, June 20th 2018, 8:35

They've done it again - Japan fans amuse and impress by cleaning up after their team's opening match at the World Cup.
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Japanese firm makes suits for blue collar workers

Tuesday, June 19th 2018, 11:23
related places: Tokyo

A Tokyo firm has created a line of business attire that's best suited for the nation's blue-collar workers.
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'Dumpling-shaped' space rock comes into view

Monday, June 18th 2018, 12:27

A Japanese space probe has been sending back images as it approaches its target, the asteroid Ryugu.
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Deadly earthquake hits Japan

Monday, June 18th 2018, 4:16
related places: Osaka

At least three people are reported to have been killed when an earthquake hit the city of Osaka.
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Coming of age: Why adults in Japan are getting younger

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 10:35

This is the first time in 142 years that the age of adulthood has been changed.
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Deadly stabbing on Japan bullet train

Sunday, June 10th 2018, 1:53
related places: Osaka, Tokyo

Police make an arrest after one person is stabbed to death on a busy train between Tokyo and Osaka.
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Airbnb cancels thousands of bookings in Japan

Friday, June 8th 2018, 8:13

The online home-sharing giant cancels thousands of reservations due to a new law around home-sharing.
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Trump-Kim summit: Abe heads to US amid surge of diplomacy

Thursday, June 7th 2018, 17:37
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Abe

The Japanese PM's visit comes days before President Donald Trump meets North Korea's Kim Jong-un.
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Ben Lecomte's bid to be the first to swim the Pacific Ocean

Tuesday, June 5th 2018, 12:46
related countries: France France, Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean, United States United States

French swimmer Ben Lecomte begins his 5,500 mile journey from Japan to the United States.
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Swimmer Ben Lecomte begins record Pacific crossing attempt

Tuesday, June 5th 2018, 0:26
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

Ben Lecomte, 51, sets off from Japan aiming to become the first swimmer to cross the Pacific Ocean.
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Is Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Japan's Lady Gaga?

Monday, June 4th 2018, 23:37

Eye-catching costumes, sugar-coated pop and grotesque imagery... We get to know Japan's biggest star.
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Japanese whale hunters kill 122 pregnant minke

Wednesday, May 30th 2018, 16:02

The team caught 333 minkes, many of which were pregnant females, in its Antarctic "field survey".
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Coca-Cola launches its first alcoholic drink in Japan

Monday, May 28th 2018, 9:51
related countries: United States United States

The US giant wants a sip of Japan's alcopop market and launches its first alcoholic drink.
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Sony takes controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing

Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 7:12

The deal gives the Japanese firm more than two million songs by artists including Queen and Alicia Keys.
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Japanese climber dies on eighth Everest attempt

Monday, May 21st 2018, 12:19

Nobukazu Kuriki had lost all but one finger due to frostbite in a previous climb.
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Cannes 2018: Japanese indie Shoplifters wins Palme d'Or

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 19:41

Runner-up to the coveted prize for best film was Spike Lee's anti-racism satire BlacKkKlansman.
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Japanese train departs 25 seconds early - again

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 4:19

In the second such case in months, a train leaves 25 seconds early. "Inexcusable" says the operator.
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Xerox aborts $6.1bn sale to Japan's Fujifilm

Monday, May 14th 2018, 6:22

Xerox abandons the deal after reaching an agreement with activist investors who opposed the merger.
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Japan bus drivers: Strikes with a difference

Sunday, May 6th 2018, 16:46

As Japanese bus drivers refuse to take fares, here are some of the world's most unusual strikes.
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Saturday, May 5th 2018, 18:52
related countries: France France
related places: Tokyo

Visitors were able to view the gallery after they left their clothes in the cloakroom.
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Worst pitch ever? Japanese children play football in a rice paddy

Tuesday, May 1st 2018, 16:53

Japanese children take part in a special match to encourage enjoyment of the outdoors.
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Sumo wrestling: The growing sexism problem in Japan's traditional sport

Saturday, April 28th 2018, 14:07

Officials postpone a decision on the sport's "men only" policy amid growing complaints about sexism.
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Real-life Transformer: The Japanese robot that becomes a car

Friday, April 27th 2018, 7:01

Designers say it's first time a machine of this kind has been able to carry people in a functioning vehicle.
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How to Hanami: Chasing Japan's cherry blossom season

Wednesday, April 25th 2018, 23:12

Japan's cherry blossom festival is a short-lived spring experience that draws millions of visitors.
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