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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Friday 08 June 2012
Police said today they were closing in on the last fugitive suspected of carrying out a doomsday cult's deadly nerve gas attack on Tokyo's tube train network 17 years ago.
Tuesday 05 June 2012
World markets were badly hit yesterday as the fallout from poor US economic data, warnings over the future of the Euro and fears of a global recession spooked investors.
Monday 04 June 2012
A woman wanted for 17 years for allegedly helping to produce the deadly nerve gas used in a 1995 attack on Tokyo subways said she feels relief at her arrest because she doesn't have to hide her identity anymore, police said today.
Monday 28 May 2012
Michael Woodford, the British whistleblower sacked from Japanese cameras and endoscopes giant Olympus begins his multi-million pound unfair dismissal case against the company at a London tribunal today.
Monday 28 May 2012
Michael Woodford, the British whistleblower sacked from Japanese cameras and endoscopes giant Olympus, begins his multi-million-pound unfair dismissal case against the company at a London tribunal today.
Tuesday 22 May 2012
The world's tallest tower and Tokyo's biggest new landmark, the Tokyo Sky Tree, has opened to the public.
Thursday 17 May 2012
After Penguin Number 337 made a daring bid for freedom from a Tokyo aquarium and vanished into the waters of Tokyo Bay two months ago, many feared the worst for the adventurous feathered fugitive.
Thursday 10 May 2012
If only there were a well-worn idiom about people living in glass houses. Perhaps "people who live in glass houses... really shouldn't live in glass houses"? Or at least not this one.
Sunday 06 May 2012
Activists celebrate as Japan is nuclear-free for first time in 42 years
Monday 30 April 2012
New hopes of a cure for baldness have been sparked after Japanese researchers claimed to have successfully grown hair on hairless mice.
Monday 23 April 2012
It reads like a dispatch from the pages of Godzilla, who was a fictional metaphor for nuclear weapons, wreaking destruction with a blast of radiation from his mouth: the world's most populated metropolis is threatened with fallout from an out-of-control nuclear power plant.
Sunday 22 April 2012
The nation hopes to rise from the tsunami's devastation, just as it did from the ravages of war. Mark Leftly reports from Tokyo
Friday 13 April 2012
Tomorrow: The World Ski and Snowboard festival is under way in the Canadian resort of Whistler, with freelate-night music events, art and fashion exhibitions, and extreme sports bringing the season to a jubilant close until 22 April (wssf.com).
Wednesday 11 April 2012
The father of a English teacher murdered in Japan today spoke of his relief after her killer lost an appeal against his life sentence.
Wednesday 11 April 2012
The scandal at Olympus took another twist yesterday when a major investor advisory group told shareholders to reject the camera company's newly restated accounts, and vote against two new board nominations in case they decide to sue the firm in the future.
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