BoJ's dovish bent reinforces Asia's policy divergence

2017-07-20 10:30

The Bank of Japan’s determination to press on with its unprecedented monetary stimulus leaves it out of step with developed world peers.

No visitors allowed on Japan's men-only UNESCO island

2017-07-15 13:38

Visitors will not be allowed to set foot on a men-only UNESCO World Heritage island in Japan from next year, an official said Saturday.

Japan floods death toll rises to 25

2017-07-11 11:10

The death toll from torrential rains and flooding that swept through Japan's south has reached 25, the government said Tuesday, as rescue teams battled through thick mud to rescue more than 100 still stranded.

Trump and Abe discuss North Korea 'menace'

2017-07-08 17:04

President Donald Trump says he and the Japanese prime minister have been discussing North Korea's recent aggression, calling the country a "problem, menace".

Deadly floods in southern Japan force hundreds to flee

2017-07-06 07:29

Troops working to rescue families stranded by flooding that has left two people dead in southern Japan.

It’s a G63 6x6 mini-me: Students build R100 000 Merc bakkie clone

2017-07-03 09:16

If you desire the ultimate bakkie and only have R100 000, you are depressingly far from buying a Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6X6. Unless you're in Japan that is...

North Korea threat boosts bomb shelter sales

2017-06-28 21:32

Japanese demand for private bomb shelters has grown as North Korea continues to carry out frequent missile tests.

Airbag giant Takata soars after volatile week for troubled firm

2017-06-23 11:09

Shares in embattled airbag maker Takata soared more than 40%, after collapsing over the past week on bets that the crisis-hit firm will file for bankruptcy next week.

SEE: $22 000 for a trip on Japan's moving 5-star-hotel

2017-06-18 15:44

Japan's latest super-deluxe train, the Twilight Express Mizukaze, offers breathtaking scenery, exquisite haute cuisine by top-class chefs and charming sights.

Commander injured, 7 US crew missing off Japan

2017-06-17 21:34

The commanding officer of the US warship USS Fitzgerald and several crew have been airlifted to hospital while the search is continuing for missing sailors after a collision.


Japan commits $1 billion to spur UN goals to fight poverty

2017-07-19 07:19

Japan has announced it is committing $1bn by 2018 to promote UN goals to combat poverty, achieve gender equality, promote good government and preserve the environment by 2030.

Japan 'Black Widow' admits killing hubby No 4

2017-07-12 22:47

A one-time millionairess dubbed the "Black Widow" over the untimely deaths of lovers and a husband, has admitted poisoning her last partner at her trial in a multiple murder case that has gripped Japan.

Japan floods death toll rises to 18

2017-07-09 10:49

The death toll from heavy rains and flooding in Japan's south has risen to 18, officials have said, as rescue teams continued their search for survivors.

6 killed, 20 missing in muddy Japan floods

2017-07-07 12:40

Rescue workers have found four more bodies in southern Japan, bringing the death toll from heavy rainfalls to six, with about 20 more missing.

North Korea fires ballistic missile

2017-07-04 05:37

North Korea has launched a ballistic missile, South Korea's military said, just days after Seoul's new leader Moon Jae-In and US President Donald Trump focused on the threat from Pyongyang in their first summit.

Car confectionery: This bakery creates whimsical car cakes!

2017-06-30 08:42

Somewhere on the other side of the world, there's a cake shop that makes the coolest car cakes. Check out MCake's creations.

US Navy holds memorial service for 7 sailors killed in crash

2017-06-28 09:03

The US Navy has paid tribute to seven sailors who were killed when their destroyer collided with a merchant ship off Japan.

'It's a girl!': Tokyo zoo announces baby panda's sex

2017-06-23 07:46

A baby panda recently born in Japan is a girl, a Tokyo zoo has said, adding that the little cub appeared to be in good health.

Navy stops search for 7 missing sailors after bodies found

2017-06-18 09:43

The commander of the US Navy's 7th Fleet says that search and rescue efforts are over for the seven sailors missing after a destroyer collided with a merchant ship in waters off Japan

Seven US destroyer crew missing after collision: Japan coastguard

2017-06-17 06:27

A US Navy destroyer has collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship off the coast of Japan, leaving seven crew from the American vessel unaccounted for, the Japanese Coast Guard says.

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