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G7 warns of 'adverse implications' over Brexit

2016-06-24 21:00

Finance ministers and top central bankers from the Group of Seven have warned that Britain's vote to quit the European Union would have "adverse implications".

Scandal-hit Mitsubishi eyes $1.4-bn loss

2016-06-22 13:39

Mitsubishi warned it is on track to lose $1.4-billion in the wake of a mileage-cheating scandal that slammed the brakes on sales.

Toyota tech guru: Robots to dictate the future

2016-06-20 09:07

Toyota believes its $1-billion investment will start showing, and be influential, within the next five years.

Nissan bets on ethanol for fuel-cell vehicles

2016-06-16 09:32

Nissan says it is developing fuel-cell technology that can power cars using plant-based ethanol, a first for the auto industry, and hopes to launch the system in time for Tokyo's 2020 Olympics.

Human flesh, hair found inside Japan bear after fatal attacks

2016-06-14 12:59

Human flesh and hair have been found inside the stomach of a bear suspected of attacking at least one of four people in northern Japan who apparently died from such assaults, officials say.

Police find 4th victim of suspected bear attack

2016-06-10 15:41

The body of a fourth victim suspected of being killed by a bear in the past three weeks has been found in a forest in northern Japan.

Abandoned Japanese boy released from hospital

2016-06-07 14:09

A Japanese boy who was found nearly a week after he was abandoned in a forest by his parents as punishment waved to onlookers as he was released from a hospital.

Brexit opposed by Japan as $59bn rides on ballot

2016-06-07 11:01

Japan has $59bn at stake on the June 23 referendum in the UK, when Britons vote to either leave or stay in the European Union.

Japanese man, 96, becomes world's oldest college graduate

2016-06-04 16:56

A 96-year-old Japanese man is potty at the prospect of breaking more records after being recognised as the world's oldest university graduate with his degree in ceramic arts.

Boy missing in Japanese forest found alive

2016-06-03 06:06

A 7-year-old boy missing since being abandoned in a bear-inhabited forest in Japan as a punishment nearly a week ago has been found alive and reunited with his parents, officials say.

 

Decapitated body parts found in Tokyo park

2016-06-23 18:31

Japanese police are attempting to determine the identity and cause of death of a person after a body part was found floating in a pond in a quiet residential area of Tokyo.

Japanese government says Mitsubishi cheated on mileage by 16%

2016-06-21 09:10

The Japanese government says Mitsubishi overstated mileage on its vehicles by up to 16%.

Huge protest on Okinawa opposes US military bases

2016-06-19 17:43

Tens of thousands of Japanese have protested the presence of US military bases on Okinawa, where an American contractor is accused of killing a woman.

Chinese naval ship enters Japanese territorial waters

2016-06-15 16:21

A Chinese intelligence ship has entered Japan's territorial waters, the first report of a Chinese navy vessel doing so in more than a decade.

Here's how kids can customise their own car interior

2016-06-13 07:19

Toyota will be exhibiting a new concept at the 2016 Tokyo Toy Show that is aimed at igniting an interest in motoring.

Takata facing criminal charges in Japan

2016-06-08 07:28

Takata is facing criminal charges in Japan after another person fell victim to the company's faulty airbag inflators.

US slaps drinking ban on 18 600 sailors in Japan

2016-06-07 13:29

The US Navy banned drinking and restricted off-base activity for its personnel in Japan after a sailor was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving on the island of Okinawa.

Father says son forgives him after Japan forest ordeal

2016-06-06 17:04

The father of a seven-year-old Japanese boy found alive nearly a week after his parents left him in a bear-inhabited forest as punishment says that his son has forgiven him, as details emerged of the boy's ordeal.

Japan praises boy who survived after abandonment in forest

2016-06-03 13:45

The boy's safe return has been welcomed in a nation riveted by his disappearance and undergoing intense soul-searching about how it raises and disciplines its children.

Japan military joins search for missing boy

2016-06-01 12:13

Japan's military has joined the search for a seven-year-old boy missing in the country's north since his parents said they abandoned him in a bear-inhabited mountain forest, officials say.

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