Ramaphosa tells Japan why SA needs black industrialists

2015-08-26 19:38

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has explained to his Japanese counterparts why South Africa needs black industrialists.

Typhoon approaches south-western Japan

2015-08-24 23:30

A powerful typhoon is bearing down on south-western Japan after pounding the country's outlying islands.

Huge blaze breaks out at steel plant near Tokyo airport

2015-08-24 11:11

A huge blaze has broken out at a steel pipe plant near Tokyo's Haneda airport, as television images showed plumes of thick black smoke and flames shooting up into the air.

Ramaphosa off to Japan

2015-08-21 19:59

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and an entourage of Cabinet ministers and their deputies are jetting off to Tokyo, Japan.

Crash-bag saga: Toyota to buy 13m inflators

2015-08-21 09:38

Toyota, in a bid to reduce its risk from potentially lethal air-bag inflators supplied by Takata, will buy millions of them from rival Nippon Kayaku.

Mystery of Saturn's 'F ring' cracked

2015-08-18 06:33

An enigmatic ring of icy particles circling Saturn, herded into a narrow ribbon by two tiny moons, was probably born of a cosmic collision.

Japan marks 70 years since end of WWII

2015-08-15 14:29

Japan has marks 70 years since the end of WWII, with dozens of politicians expected to visit a Tokyo shrine seen by neighbouring countries as a potent symbol of the country's warring past.

Japan PM expresses 'deep remorse' for WWII aggression

2015-08-14 12:17

Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, has expressed 'deep remorse' for the country's aggression during World War II, adding that it is a 'mistake that we followed the path of war'.

Two Japanese climbers found dead in Swiss Alps

2015-08-12 13:17

The bodies of two Japanese climbers have been found on the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps, a Tokyo official says, three days after the pair got into difficulty on the mountain.

Man sets himself on fire outside Japanese embassy in Seoul

2015-08-12 10:57

An elderly South Korean man has set himself on fire outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul during a protest over Japan's forced recruitment of sex slaves for military brothels during World War II.


Obama says sorry to Japan after WikiLeaks claims of US spying

2015-08-26 08:56

US President Barack Obama has apologised to Tokyo after WikiLeaks claimed Washington had spied on Japanese politicians, a government spokesperson says.

Typhoon Goni hits Okinawa after killing 15 in Philippines

2015-08-24 12:12

Typhoon Goni has lashed the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa with heavy rains and winds, after leaving at least 15 people dead and others missing in the northern Philippines.

Explosion at US base in Japan lights up night sky

2015-08-23 22:22

A blast has ripped through a US military post in Japan, triggering a fire, the Pentagon has confirmed, noting that no injuries had been reported.

China slams Japan after Abe's wife visits war shrine

2015-08-21 14:03

China has hit out at Japan after the wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni Shrine, saying the country should "deeply reflect" on its history of aggression.

Ramaphosa off to Japan to market SA's economy

2015-08-20 09:27

The visit is aimed at reassuring Japan that SA is open for business and is a stable, vibrant and conducive environment for investment.

2 men killed in Tokyo plane crash

2015-08-16 14:10

Two men believed to have been a pilot and his passenger have been killed after an ultra-light plane crashed into a golf course.

North Korea gets 'Pyongyang Time'

2015-08-14 22:01

North Korea now has its own time zone. Bells were rung in Pyongyang and celebrations held as the nation's clocks were set back 30 minutes to mark the August 15 1945 anniversary of the Korean Peninsula's liberation from colonial rule.

Japan man flushes love rival's penis down toilet

2015-08-13 10:46

Japanese police have arrested a man accused of bursting into a lawyer's office and cutting off his penis with garden shears before flushing the organ down a toilet.

US military helicopter crashes off Japan's southern island

2015-08-12 12:25

Three crew members have been rescued but two are missing after a US military helicopter crashed into sea off Japan's southern island of Okinawa, Japanese officials say.

Calls to abolish nukes on 70th anniversary of Nagasaki bombing

2015-08-09 08:11

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki with a determination to lead the global effort of nuclear disarmament.

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