'Most beloved elephant in Japan' dies, aged 69

2016-05-27 13:25

Japanese animal lovers have been mourning the death of the country's oldest elephant, Hanako, who passed away "quietly" after spending most of her 69 years in captivity.

Obama to make history with Hiroshima journey

2016-05-27 08:12

President Barack Obama is set to make history as he travels to Hiroshima - becoming the first sitting US leader to visit the site that ushered in the destructive power of the nuclear age.

Survivors recount Hiroshima horrors

2016-05-26 20:35

For survivors of the world's first nuclear attack, the day America unleashed a terrible bomb over the city of Hiroshima remains seared forever in their minds.

Japan hatches penguin chicks using artificial insemination

2016-05-25 19:00

A Japanese aquarium has hatched two Humboldt penguin chicks after using artificial insemination, the first time the technique has been successfully deployed for the vulnerable species.

A-bomb survivors to attend Obama's Hiroshima memorial

2016-05-25 11:46

Survivors of the American nuclear bombing of Hiroshima will be present when US President Barack Obama lays a wreath at ground zero this week, reports say.

Standard Bank Japan scam ‘well planned’ - Sabric

2016-05-23 13:01

A R300m card fraud hit on Standard Bank in Japan is an incident of transnational organised crime that was well planned and executed, says a local banking risk body.

Obama looks to boost economic, security ties in Asia

2016-05-22 21:37

President Barack Obama's mission in Vietnam and Japan is to build stronger economic and security ties with Asian-Pacific allies anxious about the rise of an increasingly muscular China.

Quake hits Tokyo, no tsunami

2016-05-16 16:58

An earthquake shook buildings in the Japanese capital Tokyo and other areas but no damage or injuries were immediately reported.

Nissan in tie-up talks with scandal-hit Mitsubishi

2016-05-12 08:50

Nissan said it's in talks with scandal-hit Mitsubishi over a tie-up that could create one of the world's biggest auto groups, rivalling Toyota and Volkswagen.

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Obama's hug of Hiroshima survivor epitomises historic visit

2016-05-27 13:24

Barack Obama may have faced the legacy of Hiroshima most directly with his embrace of a man who survived the devastating atomic blast.

Obama defends his nuclear record

2016-05-26 22:01

On the eve of his historic trip to Hiroshima,Japan, US President Barack Obama is defending the vigour of his efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

Abe warns G7 leaders on risk of Lehman-scale crisis

2016-05-26 11:29

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has alerted G7 leaders to the risk of the world economy falling into a Lehman-like shock if policy measures aren’t taken.

Sarb wants vigilance after Standard Bank ATM heist in Japan

2016-05-25 14:40

The theft of about R204m from ATMs in Japan using counterfeit cards from Standard Bank has prompted a call for vigilance from the SA Reserve Bank.

Japan an alluring target for Standard Bank ATM thieves

2016-05-24 16:48

Criminals who stole millions of dollars from ATMs across Japan in a three-hour spree probably chose the country because banks consider it a low fraud risk, experts say.

Standard Bank victim of R300m fraud in Japan

2016-05-23 09:50

Standard Bank has confirmed that it was a victim of a sophisticated, coordinated fraud incident.

Suzuki shares plunge after flawed tests

2016-05-18 18:31

Suzuki's shares have plunged after it used an improper method to test the fuel efficiency of its vehicles.

S. Korea to fine Nissan for manipulating emission tests

2016-05-16 08:23

South Korea says it will fine Nissan for manipulating emissions tests on its SUVs.

Japanese happy Obama to visit Hiroshima, apology or not

2016-05-11 14:43

Japanese are welcoming President Barack Obama's decision to visit the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima, and those interviewed said they aren't seeking an apology.

Mitsubishi fuel cheating on 'almost all' Japan models

2016-05-11 10:50

Mitsubishi cheated on fuel-efficiency testing for almost every model it sold in Japan in the last 25 years, fuelling questions about the size of a scandal that has plunged the automaker into crisis.

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