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Emperor Naruhito ascends throne in Japan with 'sense of solemnity'

01 May 2019

TOKYO Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally took up his post on Wednesday a day after the abdication of his father, saying he felt a "sense of solemnity" but pledging to work as a symbol of the nation and the unity of its people. | Video

Japan welcomes Reiwa "New Year" with hopes for peace, prosperity

01 May 2019

TOKYO Japan welcomed the start of a new Reiwa imperial era and a new emperor on Wednesday in a festive New Year mood, with hopes for peace and prosperity.

Japan welcomes Reiwa 'New Year' with hopes for peace, prosperity

01 May 2019

TOKYO Japan welcomed the start of a new Reiwa imperial era and a new emperor on Wednesday in a festive New Year mood, with hopes for peace and prosperity.

Japan's emperor prays for peace in first abdication in 200 years

30 Apr 2019

TOKYO Japanese Emperor Akihito, in his final remarks as his three-decade reign drew to a close on Tuesday, thanked the people for their support and expressed hope for a peaceful future. | Video

Explainer - Key ceremonies in Japan's imperial succession

28 Apr 2019

TOKYO Emperor Akihito's abdication on Tuesday, one of several ceremonies marking the transition to his heir Crown Prince Naruhito, will be a brief, relatively simple and rare event.

Factbox - Japan's 'Three Sacred Treasures' symbolise emperor's legitimacy

27 Apr 2019

TOKYO When Crown Prince Naruhito succeeds his father as Japan's new emperor on Wednesday, he will receive the "Three Sacred Treasures" that seal his accession to the Chrysanthemum Throne.

Olympics - Japan chief Takeda to quit as corruption probe continues

19 Mar 2019

TOKYO Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) chief Tsunekazu Takeda, who is under investigation for suspected corruption, said on Tuesday he will step down when his term ends in June and resign from the International Olympic Committee. | Video

Eight years on, water woes threaten Fukushima cleanup

11 Mar 2019

OKUMA, Japan Eight years after the Fukushima nuclear crisis, a fresh obstacle threatens to undermine the massive clean-up: 1 million tons of contaminated water must be stored, possibly for years, at the power plant. | Video

RPT-Eight years on, water woes threaten Fukushima cleanup

11 Mar 2019

OKUMA, Japan, March 8 Eight years after the Fukushima nuclear crisis, a fresh obstacle threatens to undermine the massive clean-up: 1 million tons of contaminated water must be stored, possibly for years, at the power plant.

Ghosn changes lawyer team, adds hotshot attorney, in change of strategy

13 Feb 2019

TOKYO Carlos Ghosn's chief defence attorney Motonari Otsuru resigned and was replaced by a team that includes hotshot lawyer Junichiro Hironaka, in a change of strategy from the ousted Nissan Motor chairman three months after his arrest. | Video

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Heavy fighting in Libyan capital

Heavy fighting raged in the Libyan capital on Saturday as eastern forces made a new push to advance inside the city controlled by the internationally recognised government.