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Japan rejects South Korea deal over wartime forced labour

2019-06-20 09:50

Japan has flatly rejected as "unacceptable" a South Korean proposal to set up a joint fund to compensate wartime forced labourers.

WATCH: Japan will start testing the world's fastest bullet train

2019-06-15 11:08

Japan will begin testing the world's fastest Shinkansen bullet-train which is capable of reaching speeds of up to 400 kilometers per hour.

WATCH: Japan's phone to the dead

2019-06-09 14:42

Many have come to use the 'wind phone' after losing family in the tsunami.

Fiat-Renault talks end in blame game as path to deal narrows

2019-06-06 14:49

Fiat Chrysler and the French government have blamed each other for the sudden collapse of talks to combine the Italian-American carmaker with Renault.

Japan mass stabbing | Brexit party success: WATCH the top World news videos for today

2019-05-28 07:04

Police on guard after mass stabbing in Japan | EU Elections final result: Brexit Party win 29 seats in record haul; here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH.

WATCH: Japan's new Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum Throne, ushers in new imperial era

2019-05-01 19:00

Japan's new Emperor Naruhito has formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne, a day after his father's historic abdication, and vowed to stand with the people as the country begins a new imperial era.

Grabouw agriculture celebrates strong ties to Japan

2019-04-22 17:23

The agricultural sector in Grabouw in the Western Cape has a constantly growing relationship with Japan.

Breaking Bad: Japan prof 'made students produce ecstasy'

2019-04-17 14:50

A Japanese university professor could face up to 10 years in jail after allegedly getting his students to produce ecstasy, officials said, in an echo of TV hit series "Breaking Bad".

Teen with Guinness record for long hair finally cuts it

2019-04-12 14:56

An 18-year-old who holds the Guinness World Record for being the teen with longest hair has had her first ever haircut.

Japan Catholic Church to begin investigating sex abuse cases

2019-04-12 05:31

The Catholic Church in Japan is preparing to investigate allegations of sexual abuse against minors by its priests, including accusations from 20 years ago, amid widening paedophilia scandals.

 

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes off coast of Japan

2019-06-18 22:53

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the tremor, which hit 85km northeast of Honshu island.

Japan says reducing carbon emissions is an 'urgent issue'

2019-06-10 10:53

A new report restates the government's goal to increase the proportion of energy it derives from renewable sources.

WATCH: Hyperrealistic masks let owners look like their pets

2019-06-07 08:38

Many often comment on the likeness between an owner and their pet. A company in Tokyo, Japan, pushes that to the extreme, offering custom-made ultra-realistic masks of your pet. WATCH.

Japanese man dies mid-flight with stomach full of cocaine

2019-05-28 07:11

A Japanese man with 246 packets of cocaine in his stomach and intestines has died mid-flight on his way from Bogota to Tokyo, authorities say in northern Mexico, where the plane made an emergency landing.

WATCH: Sumo wrestlers meet match in larger-than-life Trump

2019-05-26 15:07

The big men of Japanese sumo met their match Sunday in the form of an even bigger star: Donald Trump.

Japan apologises to those forcibly sterilised, vows redress

2019-04-24 18:47

Japan's government has apologised to tens of thousands of victims forcibly sterilised under the now-defunct Eugenics Protection Law and promised to pay compensation.

Trade, North Korea on agenda for Trump-Abe talks

2019-04-19 08:07

US President Donald Trump will travel to Japan for meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, including discussion on North Korea and "efforts to achieve final, fully verified denuclearisation".

Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant

2019-04-15 13:04

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima power plant began removing atomic fuel from inside a building housing one of the reactors that melted down in 2011.

Tourists unknowingly spend four-day luxury cruise with corpse in freezer

2019-04-12 13:29

More than 1 500 passengers unknowingly spent their four-day luxury cruise holiday with a dead body aboard, after a fellow traveller died just hours into the journey.

Family wakes up to find half-naked man asleep on floor

2019-04-05 11:36

A family had the shock of their lives when they woke up to find a strange man curled up fast asleep on their living room rug in his boxer shorts.

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