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Japan psychic ordered to pay client forced into sex work

2017-01-20 12:02

A fortune teller in Japan has been ordered to pay $850 000 in damages to a female client she forced into prostitution, local media reported.

Sea Shepherd finds Japanese ship 'with slaughtered whale'

2017-01-16 21:24

A Japanese ship has been caught with a slaughtered whale in the Antarctic in defiance of an international court decision against Tokyo's hunts.

Scientists closer to solving mystery of Earth's core

2017-01-12 11:16

Japanese scientists say that silicon is likely the mystery element in the Earth's inner core, claiming progress on solving one of the planet's deepest secrets.

Japan, S Korea scramble jets after China flies bombers

2017-01-10 18:56

Japan and South Korea say Chinese military planes flew over East China Sea and the Sea of Japan for hours on Monday.

Man dies after setting himself ablaze over Japan sex slave deal

2017-01-10 07:34

A South Korean Buddhist monk has died days after he set himself on fire to protest the country's deal with Japan on former Korean sex slaves.

Strong quake hits northeast Japan, no tsunami risk

2016-12-28 15:43

A strong earthquake has struck northeast of Tokyo, but there is no fear of a tsunami, Japan's meteorological agency says.

Obama, Japan's Abe to seek reconciliation at Pearl Harbour

2016-12-27 19:48

Putting 75 years of resentment behind them, the leaders of the US and Japan are coming together at Pearl Harbour for an historic pilgrimage to the site where the surprise attacks thrust America into World War II.

South Sudan arms embargo 'not productive', Japan envoy says

2016-12-23 07:44

A Japanese official says an arms embargo on South Sudan is "not productive", even as the US pushes Japan and and other UN Security Council members to impose one amid warnings of possible genocide.

What a milestone! Honda has now built 100-million cars

2016-12-22 09:50

Honda has confirmed they had reached the 100 million-unit milestone in cumulative global automobile production since it began building cars in 1963.

Ferrari's J50 supercar is a Japanese celebration

2016-12-17 10:01

Ferrari celebrates its 50-year anniversary in Japan with a stunning targa body-style model called the J50. Only 10 examples were made, all exclusively for the Japanese market.

 

Lost Australian family found safe on Japan ski mountain

2017-01-17 12:35

An Australian family who went missing at a Japanese ski resort have been rescued after sending out a social media SOS, and spending a chilly night in a snow cave, police and reports say.

Japan fish exorcists battered by animal abuse claims

2017-01-13 12:56

A religious ceremony in Japan where carp are plied with alcohol before being returned to a river has left animal rights activists feeling green around the gills.

26 N Koreans rescued as cargo ship sinks off Japan

2017-01-12 08:53

Japan rescued 26 North Koreans after they abandoned their sinking cargo vessel in the East China Sea, the coast guard says.

Oh deer: monkey caught in flagrante delict-doe

2017-01-10 18:56

Scientists have revealed the "highly unusual" behaviour of a male monkey filmed trying to have sex with female deer in Japan - a rare case of inter-species nookie.

New Year revellers defy terror alerts to see in 2017

2016-12-31 21:33

Sydney kicked off New Year celebrations with a spectacular fireworks display as revellers across the globe defied global terror alerts to see in 2017 in style.

Abe, Obama hail reconciliation at Pearl Harbour

2016-12-28 11:29

The leaders of war-time enemies America and Japan have made a poignant joint pilgrimage to Pearl Harbour, issuing symbolic declarations about the power of reconciliation.

Massive fire in Japan spreads to 140 buildings

2016-12-23 08:53

A huge fire that spread to 140 buildings in a small city on Japan's western coast has been brought under control after authorities called in extra firefighters to fight the blaze.

Japan sends troops to fight massive fire

2016-12-22 10:45

Japan has drafted in troops to help contain a rapidly spreading fire, fanned by strong winds, which has engulfed dozens of buildings.

The secret world of Japan's hidden Christians

2016-12-21 07:01

Japanese rice farmer Masatsugu Tanimoto doesn't think of himself as a Christian, and you'd almost never find him in a church.

Putin, Abe hold talks

2016-12-15 18:36

The leaders of Russia and Japan have held talks at a hot springs resort in western Japan on a territorial dispute that has divided their countries for 70 years.

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