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Japanese minister admonishes South Korea's envoy as row escalates

2:27am BST

TOKYO/SEOUL Japan's foreign minister publicly admonished South Korea's ambassador on Friday in a worsening row over compensation for Korean forced labourers that has spilled over into their trade in high-tech materials used to make memory chips and screens.

Spiral stairs, no sprinklers may have contributed to deadly Japan fire

19 Jul 2019

TOKYO The fire that tore through a building in Japan killing 33 people may have spread so fast not only because it was fueled by petrol but because it was funneled up a spiral staircase and there were no sprinklers to douse it, experts said on Friday.

Spiral stairs, no sprinklers may have contributed to deadly Japan fire

19 Jul 2019

TOKYO The fire that tore through a building in Japan killing 33 people may have spread so fast not only because it was fuelled by petrol but because it was funnelled up a spiral staircase and there were no sprinklers to douse it, experts said on Friday.

Spiral stairs, no sprinklers may have contributed to deadly Japan fire

19 Jul 2019

TOKYO The fire that tore through a building in Japan killing 33 people may have spread so fast not only because it was fuelled by petrol but because it was funnelled up a spiral staircase and there were no sprinklers to douse it, experts said on Friday.

UPDATE 1-Spiral stairs, no sprinklers may have contributed to deadly Japan fire

19 Jul 2019

TOKYO, July 19 The fire that tore through a building in Japan killing 33 people may have spread so fast not only because it was fuelled by petrol but because it was funnelled up a spiral staircase and there were no sprinklers to douse it, experts said on Friday.

'Appalling' arson attack on Japanese animation studio kills at least 33

19 Jul 2019

TOKYO A man shouted "die" as he doused an animation studio with fuel and set it ablaze in Japan on Thursday, public broadcaster NHK said, killing at least 33 people in the nation's worst mass murder in nearly two decades. | Video

Explainer: Japan's Abe faces headache from U.S. plan for Mideast maritime coalition

18 Jul 2019

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces a tough diplomatic challenge from an expected U.S. request to send its navy to join a military coalition to safeguard strategic waters off Iran and Yemen.

Japan disabled challenge stigma, barriers to run for upper house seat

17 Jul 2019

TOKYO Eiko Kimura, who has cerebral palsy, did not even know how to buy train tickets when she chose to move out of a facility for the disabled and live in a Tokyo suburb at 19. She kept her head down to avoid rude stares from strangers then.

Japan-South Korea feud deepens with disputed accounts of trade meeting

13 Jul 2019

SEOUL/TOKYO A row between Japan and South Korea escalated on Saturday, with contested accounts of a frosty meeting the day before that had failed to make progress on a dispute that could threaten global supplies of microchips and smartphone displays.

G20 meeting may offer more clarity for OPEC, non-OPEC - Russia's Novak

28 Jun 2019

OSAKA Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday he hoped a meeting of G20 nations in Japan would provide clarity for OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers as they consider whether to extend a deal on cutting crude supplies beyond June.

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