Tokyo

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...

December 9, 2016
December 9, 2016

Ronaldo no dummy as he targets world treble

Cristiano Ronaldo will have little time for "cyber clones" or facial keepy-uppy when the Real Madrid superstar arrives in Japan next week for the Club World Cup.

June 16, 2016
June 16, 2016

Japanese city offering public funds to freeze women's eggs

A Tokyo suburb will help women cover the cost of freezing their eggs in a pilot programme aimed at tackling the nation's declining birth rate. The Japanese city of Urayasu, about 14 kilometers...

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

Japanese missing boy found alive, unharmed

The Japanese boy abandoned in a dense forest by his parents for being naughty has been found alive and unharmed, nearly a week after his disappearance set off a massive search that kept the nation...

May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016

Korean Air plane catches fire on Tokyo runway

More than 300 passengers and crew have been evacuated from a Korean Air plane in Tokyo, Japan after a fire broke out in its left engine.

May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016

IOC 'concerned' about Tokyo bribery scandal

A senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) official says he takes allegations of illegal payments to help Tokyo secure the 2020 Games "seriously" but said his group will not conduct a...

May 23, 2016
May 23, 2016

Japanese pop star critical after knife attack by fan

A Japanese pop star is in a critical condition after being repeatedly stabbed by a fan as she was waiting to perform at a concert venue in Tokyo.

April 11, 2016
April 11, 2016

Japanese line up to cuddle hedgehogs - carefully

As if cat, rabbit, owl, hawk and even snake-themed cafes aren't enough in a country which loves all things cute, Tokyo residents wanting to spend time with animals have a new choice - a...

March 27, 2016
March 27, 2016

Deal struck for part of metro rail project

A Japanese firm signs a deal to develop land and depot on the Metro Rail Line-6. It will do sand compaction piling, dynamic compaction and land filling.

January 5, 2016
January 5, 2016

Tuna nets high price in Japan auction

A 200kg (440lb) endangered bluefin tuna is sold for 14 million yen ($117,283; £80,000) at the first auction of the year at Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market.

November 23, 2015
November 23, 2015

Small blast at Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine

The public toilets at Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni shrine have been hit by a small explosion.