N Korea, Japan tit for tat

2016-02-12 20:25

North Korea has reacted angrily to new sanctions announced by Japan over its recent rocket launch, saying in response it will halt an investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens it kidnapped decades ago.

Japanese airlines to alter routes to avoid missile

2016-02-05 13:08

Japan's two major airlines are changing routes for some flights as North Korea plans to launch what it says will be a satellite-bearing rocket later this month.

South Korea, Japan, China warn Pyongyang

2016-02-03 20:34

North Korea should abandon its plan to fire a rocket into space, neighbouring South Korea, Japan and China have said.

Japan readies to 'destroy' North Korea rocket

2016-02-03 12:32

Japan has vowed to shoot down any missiles or rockets fired over its territory after North Korea announced plans to launch a satellite in the coming days.

Artist creates a vagina kayak despite fines

2016-02-01 14:38

A Japanese artist has been charged with obscenity for distributing a design for a kayak shaped like her vagina scoffed at a demand by prosecutors to punish her with a $6 600 fine and vowed to appeal if found guilty.

Metal on Thai beach likely to be rocket, not plane part

2016-01-25 15:33

A Japanese rocket maker says that a large piece of metal that washed up on a beach in Thailand is likely part of a rocket launched by Japan, not a missing Malaysian plane.

Star of dolphin-killing film detained at Japan airport

2016-01-19 14:25

The star of an Oscar-winning documentary about dolphin killings in Japan has been detained by immigration authorities at an airport near Tokyo

Pressure on China over North Korea nuke

2016-01-16 20:53

Japan, South Korea and the US have ratcheted up pressure on China to support the "strongest possible" punishment against North Korea, following Pyongyang's nuclear test earlier this month.

14 dead in Japan ski bus accident

2016-01-15 09:55

Fourteen people have been killed and dozens injured when a bus taking them to a ski resort ran off a mountain road in central Japan, the government says.

Why the rand will face more manic Mondays after plunging 9%

2016-01-11 07:48

There’s more Monday morning pain to come for the rand as Japanese retail investors are forced to end their romance with the currency, says Macquarie Bank.


N Korea advances plans to launch rocket

2016-02-06 17:15

North Korea says it has brought forward plans to launch a rocket and the event could now occur as early as Sunday, Japanese media reported.

Toyota's net profit jumps to $16-billion

2016-02-05 09:20

Toyota said its nine-month net profit jumped nearly 10% to $16-billion, despite falling sales in most regions.

Parts shortage: More Toyota factories to go offline

2016-02-03 13:47

Toyota said that all its domestic parts factories would shut for a full day next week, expanding a production suspension that is set to be its longest since the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster.

World's first 'robot run' farm to open in Japan

2016-02-01 16:30

A Japanese firm says it would open the world's first fully automated farm with robots handling almost every step of the process, from watering seedlings to harvesting crops.

Japanese airline profits jump on tourism surge

2016-01-29 09:48

Japan's two-biggest airlines have reported soaring profits as a surge in tourism and lower fuel costs beefed-up their bottom line.

Star of Oscar winning dolphin killing doccie to be deported from Japan

2016-01-23 18:00

Japan has ordered the deportation of Ric O'Barry, the star of the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove.

The world's oldest man dies at age 112

2016-01-19 10:27

The world's oldest man, a Japanese, has died at the age of 112, two months short of his birthday

Japan, US, S Korea to tackle North on nuke

2016-01-16 14:13

Senior diplomats from the US, Japan and South Korea have agreed on working toward a strong response in the UN Security Council to North Korea's recent nuclear test.

Japan presses Singapore to ease restrictions on Fukushima imports

2016-01-10 18:00

Japan has pressed Singapore to ease its ban on Fukushima food imports, following the European Union's move to relax restrictions on imports from the area.

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