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Jack Ma living in Japan: report

Alibaba founder Jack Ma has been living in Tokyo for almost six months after disappearing from public view following China’s crackdown on the

Namesake gathering smashes world record in Tokyo

Remembering names at a party is never easy, except at a gathering in Tokyo on Saturday where all 178 guests were called Hirokazu Tanaka -- breaking a record previously held by 164 Martha Stewarts.

Tourists pouring in as Japan lifts Covid-19 restrictions

Japan reopened its doors to tourists Tuesday after two-and-a-half years of tough Covid-19 restrictions, with officials hoping an influx of travellers enticed by a weak yen will boost the economy.

Japan's ruling party wins big in parliamentary polls following Abe's death

Japan’s governing party and its coalition partner scored a major victory in a parliamentary election Sunday imbued with meaning after the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe amid uncertainty about how his loss may affect party unity.

Akie and Shinzo Abe: A loving relationship despite often opposing views

It must have felt like an eternity. One can only guess at what went through the mind of Mrs Akie Abe on Friday (July 8) as she endured the long journey by train from halfway across the country to arrive at her husband's side in a Nara prefecture hospital, where doctors struggled in vain to save him after he was shot.

Japan mourns as ex-PM Shinzo Abe's body arrives in Tokyo

The body of Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was returned to Tokyo on Saturday after he was fatally shot during a campaign speech in western Japan a day earlier.

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

Jack Ma living in Japan: report

Alibaba founder Jack Ma has been living in Tokyo for almost six months after disappearing from public view following China’s crackdown on the

October 29, 2022
October 29, 2022

Namesake gathering smashes world record in Tokyo

Remembering names at a party is never easy, except at a gathering in Tokyo on Saturday where all 178 guests were called Hirokazu Tanaka -- breaking a record previously held by 164 Martha Stewarts.

October 11, 2022
October 11, 2022

Tourists pouring in as Japan lifts Covid-19 restrictions

Japan reopened its doors to tourists Tuesday after two-and-a-half years of tough Covid-19 restrictions, with officials hoping an influx of travellers enticed by a weak yen will boost the economy.

October 4, 2022
October 4, 2022

Never-before-seen Beatles footage released in Japan

Beatles fans have hailed the release of never-before-seen footage showing the Fab Four on tour in Japan, following a fierce court battle over the 35-minute video.

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Japan bids farewell to Abe

With flowers, prayers and a 19-gun salute, Japan honoured slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday at the first state funeral for a former premier in 55 years - a ceremony that has become as controversial as he was in life.

September 27, 2022
September 27, 2022

Japan bids farewell to Shinzo Abe at state funeral

With flowers, prayers and a 19-gun salute, Japan honoured slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday at the first state funeral for a former premier in 55 years - a ceremony that has become as controversial as he was in life.

September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022

Japan man sets self on fire “protesting” Abe’s state funeral

A man set himself on fire near the Japanese prime minister's office on Wednesday in an apparent protest at the government's decision to hold a state funeral for former premier Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated earlier this year, media reported.

September 3, 2022
September 3, 2022

Evacuation, flight cancellations as Japan braces for super typhoon "Hinnamnor"

Super Typhoon Hinnamnor is approaching Japan's southerly Okinawan islands with hurricane-force winds that prompted the local authorities to order evacuations and airlines to cancel flights.

August 25, 2022
August 25, 2022

Fatal shooting of Abe: Japan police chief to resign

Japan’s national police chief said Thursday he will resign to take responsibility over the fatal shooting of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a campaign speech last month.

July 28, 2022
July 28, 2022

Japan's decade-long energy crisis offers survival lessons

As Europe braces for energy shortages from Russian gas cuts, Japan's own energy crisis a decade ago offers survival lessons to households and businesses - such as dimming the lights and taking the stairs.