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Fukushima operator eyes plan to clean up plant

2017-02-23 22:45

The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant says it will craft a plan this summer to extract highly radioactive fuel from the damaged reactors.

Japan zoo culls monkeys carrying 'invasive' genes

2017-02-21 19:34

A Japanese zoo has culled 57 native snow monkeys by lethal injection after finding that they carried genes of an "invasive alien species", officials say.

North Korea reportedly test fires missile, challenging US

2017-02-12 07:02

North Korea has reportedly fired a ballistic missile in what would be its first such test of the year, and an implicit challenge to US President Donald Trump

US, Japan trade deal unlikely topic at summit - adviser

2017-02-07 11:31

Talks about a US-Japan free trade agreement are unlikely when leaders of the two countries meet for talks later this week, says an adviser to the Japanese prime minister.

US threatens overwhelming response to North Korea nuclear attack

2017-02-03 12:04

Any nuclear attack by North Korea would trigger an "effective and overwhelming" response, US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said.

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.

 

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn to step down, stay as chairman: company

2017-02-23 08:13

Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn will step down as chief executive at the Japanese automaker but will remain chairman as he focuses on its alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi.

Toyota orders worldwide recall of fuel-cell Mirai vehicles

2017-02-16 09:58

Toyota said it is recalling all the Mirai fuel-cell vehicles it has sold globally due to a software glitch that can shut off its hydrogen-powered system.

Cleaner robot pulled from Fukushima reactor due to radiation

2017-02-09 16:03

A remote-controlled "cleaning" robot that entered one of three wrecked Fukushima reactor containment chambers has been withdrawn before completing its mission due to glitches most likely caused by high radiation.

Toyota, Suzuki join forces for green, safety technology

2017-02-06 11:30

Japanese automakers Toyota and Suzuki say they have decided to work together in ecological and safety technology, a rapidly growing area in the industry.

Takata dives on bankruptcy restructuring fears

2017-01-23 13:26

Takata shares have been down on fears of a drawn out bankruptcy restructuring for the airbag maker at the centre of the biggest-ever auto safety recall.

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.

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