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  • Abe eyes fresh term as Japan votes under NKorea threats

    Millions of Japanese brave typhoon conditions for a snap election likely to hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a fresh mandate to revive the world's third-largest economy and press his hardline stance on North Korea.

  • Pakistan held to a draw by Japan

    Japan hold former champions Pakistan to a 2-2 draw in their second match of Hero Asia Cup hockey tournament at Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium today.

  • 6.3 magnitude quake hits eastern Japan

    An earthquake measuring 6.3 strikes off the eastern coast of Japan, the US Geological Survey sayss.

  • Japanese reporter died after 159 hours of overtime

    Japan's public broadcaster vows to reform its working practices as it reveals that a young reporter died of heart failure after logging 159 hours of overtime in a month.

  • Japan offers $4mn aid to Rohingyas

    Japan will provide US $4 million as emergency grant aid for the hundreds of thousands of displaced people in the northern part of Rakhine State of Myanmar.

  • NKorea fires ballistic missile over Japan

    Nuclear-armed North Korea fires a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean in a major escalation by Pyongyang amid tensions over its weapons ambitions.

  • Japan captures Deaflympics gold in women’s volleyball

    The Japanese women’s volleyball team beat Italy 3-0 in the final of the 23rd Summer Deaflympics, an international competition for the hearing-impaired, in Samsun, Turkey. The gold medal was the team’s first in 16 years.

  • Japan floods death toll rises to 15

    The death toll from heavy rains and flooding in southern Japan has risen to 15, media reported Saturday, as rescuers continued work to bring out isolated survivors.

  • Japan's Antlers fire coach who riled Ronaldo

    Japan's Kashima Antlers sack manager Masatada Ishii five months after he steered them to the Club World Cup final, officials say.

  • 'Japanese Messi' sets record

    Japanese media hailed wonderkid Takefusa Kubo on Sunday after he became the youngest scorer in the J-League at 15 with a strike for FC Tokyo's under-23 side.

  • Yoshida 'buzzing' after Japan win

    Japan defender Maya Yoshida said he was "buzzing" after leading his side to a 2-0 victory in Thursday's World Cup qualifier against United Arab Emirates in place of injured skipper Makoto Hasebe.

  • Japan grants US$ 60,291 to Dhaka Zoo

    The Government of Japan has extended grant assistance worth US$ 60,291 to Bangladesh National Zoo in Dhaka for improvement of its audio-visual equipment for educational exhibition.

  • Bangladeshi asylum seekers tricked into radiation clean-up

    Two Bangladeshi asylum seekers in Japan have cleared up radioactive contamination from one of the world's worst nuclear disasters.

  • Nishikori suffers sixth successive final loss

    Japanese top seed Kei Nishikori lost a sixth successive final on Sunday when he was defeated by Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 in the Buenos Aires clay-court title match.

  • Nishikori battles through to Argentina final

    Top seed Kei Nishikori survived a tough slog against unheralded opponent Carlos Berlocq before winning his semi-final match at the Argentina Open on Saturday.

  • Swapna dazzles Japan

    The coach of the JFA Sakai Academy lauded Sirat Jahan Swapna, the striker of the Bangladesh Under-16 women's football team during the girls' tour to Japan where they participated in the J-Green Sakai Lady's Festival in Osaka.

  • 'Japan tour was a learning experience'

    Having played seven matches in the J-Green Sakai Lady's Festival in Japan, the coaches and the players of the Bangladesh U-16 women's football team seem to have gotten a good idea about how their opponents in the AFC U-16 Women's Championship might fare.

  • U-16 girls off to winning start

    The Bangladesh Under-16 women's team yesterday got off to a winning start in Japan when they handed a 2-1 defeat to Sakai Academy in the lone practice match for the J-Green Sakai Lady's Festival, which is scheduled to get underway from tomorrow in Osaka.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid

    'Spectacular' year for Cristiano

    Cristiano Ronaldo said he had answered his critics in style as he rounded off a "spectacular" year with a hat-trick to win the Club World Cup for Real Madrid and add to his multitude of titles.

  • Real hit Japan at sunrise

    Real Madrid's early birds swept into Tokyo at the crack of dawn Monday to contest the Club World Cup and were greeted by hundreds of bleary-eyed Japanese fans.

  • Japan on high alert for Saudi 'provocateurs'

    Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic on Friday warned his players against Saudi Arabia's "specialists in provocation" in a home World Cup qualifier this month that could potentially decide his own future.

  • Karate Olympic debut shines light on martial art

    Hollywood may have kicked karate onto the world stage, but its first-ever Olympic inclusion at the Tokyo 2020 Games promises to shine a light on the rich history of the discipline.

  • Murray romps into quarter-finals

    Second seed and 2012 champion Andy Murray crushes Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 to reach a sixth US Open quarter-final.

  • Japan stunned by UAE

    Ahmed Khalil scores twice as United Arab Emirates punish Japan for missing a host of chances by winning 2-1.

  • Nishikori, Halep in Round 2

    Kei Nishikori, glad to be back on the New York hard courts where he became Asia's first men's Grand Slam finalist, reaches the second round of US Open.

  • 'Marvellous' Rio flames out

    The Rio Olympics end in a blaze of colour with an exuberant closing ceremony as Tokyo take up the baton promising to host the best Games yet in 2020.

  • Japan hit by 6.0 magnitude quake, no tsunami warning

    Japan is hit by a strong earthquake for the second day, though there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries, officials say.

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    Hong Kong 'rabbit cafe' hops onto high street

    The newest addition to Hong Kong's cafe scene is taking a soft approach to business -- with 12 resident rabbits for customers to pet.

  • Japan pull out

    Japan pull out of the upcoming Under-18 Asia Cup citing security reasons, confirm a Bangladesh Hockey Federation official.

  • Gabigol shines in Rio warm-up

    Teenage star Gabriel Barbosa scores a superb invidivual goal as Neymar returns to lead Brazil to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Japan.