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 27 January 2012
Tuesday 24 January 2012
A major earthquake is far more likely to hit Tokyo in the next few years than the government predicts, researchers at the University of Tokyo said yesterday, warning companies and individuals to be prepared for such an event.
Saturday 21 January 2012
Each week we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a 10-day spring holiday in Japan. Prices are per person, based on two travelling together in late March. Prices include flights from Heathrow.
Wednesday 11 January 2012
Four months later than anticipated, Great Britain's immensely promising men's gymnastics team have qualified for this year's Olympic Games.
Tuesday 10 January 2012
GB's gymnastics team are out to avoid the unthinkable today: failing to qualify for 2012
Monday 02 January 2012
Member of doomsday cult behind Japan's subway atrocity turns himself in at police station
Thursday 22 December 2011
Japan's fraud squad swooped on the scandal-hit technology firm Olympus yesterday as its $1.7bn (£1.1bn) corruption crisis deepened.
Friday 16 December 2011
The operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant is expected to declare today that its crippled reactors have been stabilised, nine months after an earthquake and tsunami triggered the world's worst nuclear accident in 25 years.
Thursday 15 December 2011
The disgraced Japanese camera maker Olympus has revealed a $655m (£420m) hole in its balance sheet after admitting to a 13-year fraud at the company.
Tuesday 06 December 2011
Monday 05 December 2011
Japan's crippled nuclear power plant leaked about 45 tons of highly radioactive water from a purification device over the weekend, its operator said, and some may have drained into the ocean.
Thursday 01 December 2011
Rocket From The Tombs were a Cleveland proto-punk legend that remained unrecorded in its brief existence, but would go on to provide the seed-corn from which Pere Ubu would grow.
Sunday 27 November 2011
Above the busy streets of Nihonbashi, the Mandarin Oriental is a contemporary temple of serenity
Friday 18 November 2011
Michael Woodford, the British chief executive of Olympus who was ousted after raising "serious governance concerns", is to return to Japan for the first time since the scandal erupted and he fled the country fearing for his safety.
Monday 14 November 2011
Australia's Ian Thorpe insists he is "comfortable with where he is at" despite being well off the pace on his comeback to competitive swimming.
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