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Tokyo celebrates victory after PM reassures IOC that radiation from nuclear plants is no longer a threat
'The situation is under control,' says PM as Japanese bid defeats rival applications from Istanbul and Madrid
Radiation levels at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant are 18 times higher than previously thought, according to officials.
Exercise tests if there are cultural differences in responding to instructions from emergency services
Shinji Kagawa, Ashley Young and Chris Smalling have all joined the trip
Lawyers: the opposite of real people
Yoshida was widely praised for staying in post and limiting the impact of the nuclear disaster
In September 1970, the first Virginia Slims tournament was played by a small group of women protesting at inequality in pay under the slogan "You've come a long way, baby". The same month Kimiko Date – now Date-Krumm since her marriage to the German racing driver Michael Krumm – was born in Kyoto; and no player of either sex has come further.
Two Korean former sex slaves demanded the resignation of an outspoken Japanese mayor and cancelled a meeting with him today for justifying Japan's wartime practice of forcing tens of thousands of Asian women into prostitution for its troops.
Octogenarian reaches summit but 81-year-old Nepalese man is hot on his heels
The conservative politician also told reporters there was no clear evidence that the Japanese military coerced women to become what are euphemistically called 'comfort women'
Nicola Furlong's murderer treated as a minor by court so could walk free in five years
Tokyo Crash Mobs takes us to a place where logic is made to feel unwelcome... in the best Nintendo kind of way of course.
Five incidents in five days prompts inquiry into plane previously approved for take off
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.
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.