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Japan marks Hiroshima bomb anniversary with low-key ceremonies

Japan marks Hiroshima bomb anniversary with low-key ceremonies

Japan on Friday marked 76 years since the world's first atomic bomb attack, with low-key ceremonies and disappointment over a refusal by Olympics organisers to hold a minute's silence.

Japan celebrates gold rush on day of upsets

Japan celebrates gold rush on day of upsets

A Japanese skateboarder claimed a piece of Olympic history as the host nation enjoyed a gold rush at the Tokyo Games yesterday, while France inflicted the first defeat on a men’s USA basketball team since Athens 2004.

Japanese journalist detained in Myanmar

Japanese journalist detained in Myanmar

Myanmar authorities detained a Japanese journalist in Yangon on Sunday evening, Japan's government said on Monday, adding that it was trying to seek his release.

S.Korea aims to fight Japan's Fukushima decision in world tribunal

S.Korea aims to fight Japan's Fukushima decision in world tribunal

South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered officials on Wednesday to explore petitioning an international court over Japan's decision to release water from its Fukushima nuclear plant, his spokesman said, amid protests by fisheries and environmental groups.

Japan to release contaminated Fukushima water into sea after treatment

Japan to release contaminated Fukushima water into sea after treatment

Japan will release more than 1 million tonnes of contaminated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear station into the sea, the government said on Tuesday, a move opposed by neighbours including China, which called it "extremely irresponsible."

US, Japan, South Korea begin talks on North Korea

US, Japan, South Korea begin talks on North Korea

The United States, South Korea and Japan began a day of talks on Friday to discuss President Joe Biden's long-awaited review of North Korea policy and other pressing concerns, including a shortage of semi-conductor chips.

Two US men charged with aiding Ghosn's escape land in Japan

Two US men charged with aiding Ghosn's escape land in Japan

An American father and son accused of helping former Nissan Motor Co Ltd Chairman Carlos Ghosn's flee Japan arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday to potentially face days of questioning from prosecutors for their role in the elaborate escape plan.

Japan woman hid mum's frozen corpse for 10 years

Japan woman hid mum's frozen corpse for 10 years

A Japanese woman who said she hid her mother's corpse in a freezer in her apartment for a decade told police she feared eviction if the death was discovered, media reported Saturday.

Japan PM vows to press ahead with Olympics despite virus surge

Japan PM vows to press ahead with Olympics despite virus surge

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowed on Monday to forge ahead with preparations to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer, in the face of growing public opposition as Japan battles a surge in coronavirus infections.

'Anything can happen' with Tokyo Olympics: Japan minister

'Anything can happen' with Tokyo Olympics: Japan minister

A Japanese cabinet minister admitted Friday that ‘anything can happen’ with the coronavirus-postponed Tokyo Olympics, becoming the first senior official to concede uncertainty about the Games ...

Tokyo Olympics organisers say cancellation report 'fake news'

Tokyo Olympics organisers say cancellation report 'fake news'

Tokyo Olympics organisers played down a poll showing plunging support for the Games on Tuesday and said a report claiming cancellation could be discussed next month was ‘fake news’.

Japan PM says government will consider state of emergency for Tokyo area

Japan PM says government will consider state of emergency for Tokyo area

Japan said on Monday it would consider declaring a state of emergency for the Greater Tokyo metropolitan area as coronavirus cases climb, casting fresh doubt over whether it can push ahead with the Olympics and keep economic damage to a minimum.