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  • SoftBank deletes 10.3m emails in error in Japan

    SoftBank Corp. in Japan has mistakenly deleted about 10.3 million emails that were supposed to be sent to about 4.36 million users of its mobile phones, the carrier announces.

  • Japan's Kansai airport to reopen partially after typhoon damage

    Japan's Kansai airport will reopen partially, the government says, after a massive typhoon flooded parts of the transport hub and swept a tanker onto the only bridge connecting it to the mainland.

  • 6 dead as strongest typhoon hits Japan

    Japan issues evacuation advisories for more than a million people and cancel hundreds of flights as Typhoon Jebi sliced across the west, killing at least six people.

  • Record heat broils Japan, prompting warnings

    Japanese officials issue new warnings as a deadly heatwave blankets the country, producing record high temperatures in Tokyo just two years before the city hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics.

  • Heatwave kills 14 in Japan

    An intense heatwave kills at least 14 people over a three-day long weekend in Japan, media reports, and high temperatures hamper the recovery in flood-hit areas where more than 200 people died last week.

  • 38 killed as torrential rain pounds Japan

    At least 50 people are missing and four in critical condition as torrential rain that has killed 38 people pounds western and central Japan, public broadcaster NHK says, with more than 1.6 million evacuated from their homes.

  • Japan boss blasts World Cup haters, eyes new coach

    Japan's football chief take aim at critics of the Blue Samurai after the team's World Cup return and confirms he is on the lookout for a new coach.

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    Agony for Japan

    Japan coach Akira Nishino says his players were lost for words after their crushing 3-2 defeat by Belgium on Monday in the World Cup last 16.

  • Rocket explodes seconds after liftoff in Japan

    A rocket developed by a maverick Japanese entrepreneur and convicted fraudster explodes shortly after liftoff, in a major blow to his bid to send Japan's first privately backed rocket into space.

  • Senegal, Japan play out 2-2 thriller

    Japan twice come from behind to draw 2-2 with Senegal in their World Cup Group H encounter on Sunday.

  • Tokyo hopes ‘solar road’ will lead to greener power

    The Tokyo metropolitan government intends to take the initiative in introducing the new technologies of “solar roads” that collect energy from the sun via solar panels installed beneath the surface of roads and “power-generating floors” that generate electricity by utilizing the vibrations created by people walking, according to sources.

  • Knife attack on Japan bullet train leaves 1 dead

    A knife attack on a Japanese bullet express train near Tokyo left one passenger dead and two others injured, police say, as they arrested a suspect who was on top of a man lying unconscious.

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    Unicef gets $15.7m fund for Rohingya children, women

    The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has scaled up humanitarian assistance and life-saving interventions for the Rohingya children and women along with the vulnerable host population in Cox's Bazar with US$15.7 million funding received from the government of Japan.

  • Obama: NKorea 'real threat', urges co-operation

    North Korea poses a "real threat" whose solution will require international co-operation, former US President Barack Obama says on a visit to Japan.

  • Tokyo to build world’s tallest timber tower

    Japanese company Sumitomo Forestry is set to build the world's tallest wooden skyscraper to mark its 350th anniversary in 2041.

  • Japanese island named top rising destination 2018

    Savvy, curious travelers who understand that Japan is more than just Tokyo have had Ishigaki, Japan on their travel radar, as the island has emerged the top trending spot in the 2018 edition of TripAdvisor's annual Travelers' Choice Destinations on the Rise ranking.

  • Infrastructure Projects: Tokyo to invest under new arrangement

    Japan is going to invest in Bangladesh's infrastructure projects under a new arrangement in which its companies will work under the government-to-government system without participating in any bidding.

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    Chief priest, 2 others dead in Tokyo shrine stabbings

    The head priest of a prominent shrine in Tokyo is ambushed and killed with a samurai sword, apparently by her brother, who then took his own life, police say.

  • 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.