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WATCH: Not so fantastic: Can Japan end its love affair with plastic?

2019-03-20 14:31

From bento boxes to individually wrapped bananas, plastic reigns supreme in Japan. But amid global concern about single-use waste, new legislation could help end the country's love affair with plastic.

Ghosn barred from attending Nissan board meeting court rules

2019-03-11 11:40

A Japanese court barred Carlos Ghosn from attending a Nissan board meeting, as the bailed former chairman prepares his defence against charges of financial misconduct.

Nearly 100 injured in Japan when ferry collides with whale

2019-03-10 14:43

It is believed that the ferry hit a whale, as both humpbacks and minkes are often found in the area.

Lawyer sorry for 'tainting' Carlos Ghosn's fame with workman disguise

2019-03-08 08:45

A lawyer representing ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn on Friday apologised for "tainting" the tycoon's reputation by suggesting he disguise himself as a workman to leave detention on bail.

Touchdown: Japan probe Hayabusa2 lands on distant asteroid

2019-02-23 07:43

A Japanese probe sent to collect samples from an asteroid 300 million kilometres away for clues about the origin of life and the solar system landed successfully, scientists said.

Japanese same-sex couples sue for equal marital rights

2019-02-14 15:01

Thirteen gay couples file Japan's first lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the country's rejection of same-sex marriage.

The curious case of Ambassador Thulani 'Silence' Dlomo

2019-02-11 08:24

When Dlomo arrived at the State Security Agency (SSA) in 2012 to head up something called the special operations unit (SOU), he told his colleagues that he only reports to Zuma directly, writes Adriaan Basson.

Shoe-sniffing man, who stole over 70 pairs of footwear for sexual pleasure, goes on trial

2019-02-08 13:59

The 40-year-old is reportedly so turned on by smelly shoes, that he didn’t mind if they were men’s or women’s shoes.

Toyota profit plummets despite solid sales

2019-02-06 08:52

Toyota says its fiscal third-quarter profit plunged to $12.6-billion, about a fifth of what the Japanese automaker earned the previous year, despite relatively solid sales.

Japanese man 'dated' cockroach for a year, said she was hotter than any girl

2019-01-31 15:34

Talk about giving new meaning to the word “sex pest”!

 

Japan marks tsunami, nuclear tragedy eight years on

2019-03-11 12:44

With flowers, silent prayers and tearful tributes, Japan Monday marked the eighth anniversary of a crippling earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that devastated its northeastern coast and left some 18 500 people dead or missing.

WATCH: Unleashing the lion - Red Bull shows off its new F1 car in Japan

2019-03-11 07:00

Red Bull has been showing off their 2019 Formula 1 car in Japan ahead of the start of the new season.

Nissan ex-chair Ghosn steps out in Tokyo, trailed by media

2019-03-09 10:41

Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn was seen walking in a Tokyo park , two days after his release from a Japanese detention center.

Japan stunned by former Nissan boss Ghosn's release

2019-03-07 12:02

Japan stunned by former Nissan chairman Ghosn's release, as critics hope for change in justice system.

Man arrested for stealing a pair of 'rare' hipster jeans allegedly worth R20 000

2019-02-22 15:04

A shoplifter has been arrested for stealing the only known pair of 1930s jeans from a vintage clothing store and trying to flog them at another shop.

Robot probes radioactive fuel at Japan's Fukushima plant

2019-02-13 14:32

A robot will attempt to examine radioactive fuel at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant in a complex operation seen as key to clean-up efforts after the 2011 meltdown.

Ghosn to reimburse Versailles palace for 2016 wedding costs

2019-02-08 14:09

Carlos Ghosn plans to pay back the Chateau de Versailles for costs related to his wedding party after Renault SA disclosed that its former chair may have improperly used a sponsorship deal to host the event.

Isuzu SA's technician ranks 'fourth best in the world' and hails from Cape Town

2019-02-07 09:00

Cape Town's Miles Swanepoel beat 64 other technicians from across the world in the recent Isuzu World Technical Competition in Japan, and ended in fourth place overall in the individual competition.

WATCH: Nissan confirms new X-trail will be made in Japan instead of UK

2019-02-04 12:51

Nissan has confirmed in a letter to workers that the next-generation X-Trail, planned for its Sunderland plant, will instead be made in Japan.

Toyota, Nissan global sales fall short of Volkswagen

2019-01-30 10:13

Toyota Motor Corporation sold 10.59 million vehicles globally last year, fewer than the 10.83 million delivered by German rival Volkswagen, the Japanese automaker said.

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