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Japan imperial couple rides through Tokyo in grand enthronement parade

10 Nov 2019

TOKYO Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako rode through central Tokyo on Sunday in a motorcade to mark this year's imperial succession as well-wishers waved national flags and held up mobile phones for snapshots of the smiling royal couple.

Some Japanese welcome emperor's proclamation, others shrug

22 Oct 2019

TOKYO Japanese Emperor Naruhito, 59, the nation's first monarch born after World War Two, officially proclaimed his enthronement to the world on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by hundreds of dignitaries.

Some Japanese welcome emperor's proclamation, others shrug

22 Oct 2019

TOKYO Japanese Emperor Naruhito, 59, the nation's first monarch born after World War Two, officially proclaimed his enthronement to the world on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by hundreds of dignitaries.

Rescuers slog through mud as Japan typhoon death toll rises to 66

16 Oct 2019

KORIYAMA, Japan The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades climbed to 66 on Tuesday as rescuers slogged through mud and debris in an increasingly grim search for the missing, and as thousands of homes remained without power or water. | Video

Rescuers search waist-high muddy waters for missing people in typhoon-hit Japan

14 Oct 2019

NAGANO, Japan Rescue workers waded through muddy, waist-high waters on Monday searching for missing people after one of the worst typhoons to hit Japan in recent history, while rain fell again in some affected areas, stoking fears of further flooding.

Japan sends in troops after deadly typhoon floods towns, threatens more damage

13 Oct 2019

NAGANO, Japan Japan sent tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers on Sunday to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in recent history. | Video

Monkey business: primate predicts winners of World Cup matches

04 Oct 2019

TOKYO A monkey in the southern Japanese city of Oita has become the latest animal to try its hand at predicting Rugby World Cup matches.

First World Cup in Asia opens to 'awesome atmosphere'

20 Sep 2019

TOKYO Rugby fever swept through Japan on Friday as fans flocked to Tokyo Stadium for the start of the 2019 World Cup, ushering in the tournament to Asia for the first time with a lavish opening ceremony inspired by Japanese-style festivals and Kabuki dance.

UPDATE 1-Rugby-First World Cup in Asia opens to 'awesome atmosphere'

20 Sep 2019

TOKYO, Sept 20 Rugby fever swept through Japan on Friday as fans flocked to Tokyo Stadium for the start of the 2019 World Cup, ushering in the tournament to Asia for the first time with a lavish opening ceremony inspired by Japanese-style festivals and Kabuki dance.

Test marathon gives Tokyo a taste of what to expect at 2020 Games

15 Sep 2019

TOKYO Tokyo held a marathon on Sunday as a test case for whether organizers, athletes, and spectators can cope with sweltering temperatures expected during next year's Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games.

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