Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe sent a shiver through the global diplomatic community today, by explicitly comparing tensions between Tokyo and Beijing to animosity between European powers in the run-up to the First World War.
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Tuesday 12 February 2013
The G7 nations’ finance chiefs and central bankers today pledged not to trigger a damaging currency war with deliberate actions to drive exchange rates down.
Friday 18 January 2013
Saturday 12 January 2013
Five incidents in five days prompts inquiry into plane previously approved for take off
Thursday 10 January 2013
The impact of London's Olympics has been felt as far away as Japan, with Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Games boosted by a rise in public support thanks to the success of last summer's event in Britain.
Tuesday 08 January 2013
Here it is, the monster of the depths, the sea-creature of nightmares, filmed for the first time in its natural habitat: the giant squid.
Wednesday 26 December 2012
Shares in Japan jumped today on hopes for the world's third-largest economy as Shinzo Abe was voted in as the new Prime Minister.
Friday 14 December 2012
‘Japan is intoxicating. It’s the travel experience that has moved me most’
Wednesday 12 December 2012
Two small machines sit on a shelf in a closet at Kabul International Airport, surrounded by cardboard boxes and idle desk fans.
Thursday 06 December 2012
Match sees introduction of goal-line technology
Monday 03 December 2012
Two people were also injured when concrete ceiling panels collapsed onto cars on Sunday morning
Tuesday 06 November 2012
Toyota has bumped up its profit expectations for the year to £6bn, despite its sales in China, the world's biggest car market, withering away due to a domestic boycott of Japanese cars as part of a territorial dispute.
Sunday 04 November 2012
The Government is to cut its longstanding commitment to provide foreign aid to India because the country's growing economy means it no longer needs British support, it emerged today.
Thursday 25 October 2012
New political party demands reform of ‘shameful’ anti-war constitution
Friday 19 October 2012
Two ministers and former prime minister Shinzo Abe were among dozens of MPs who visited a controversial war shrine yesterday, amid growing tensions between Japan and its neighbours over territorial disputes.
Friday 19 October 2012
Documentary on sexual exploitation cancelled as director-general faces grilling by MPs
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