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Secret to Japan couple's 80 years of marriage: wife's patience

04 Sep 2018

TAKAMATSU, Japan Japan is known for its abundance of centenarians and can now lay claim to having the world's oldest living married couple, with a combined age of 208 - a feat the wife credits to her patience during 80 years of marriage. | Video

'Hazmat' suit statue near site of Japanese nuclear disaster sparks uproar

14 Aug 2018

FUKUSHIMA, Japan A statue of a child wearing what appears to be a hazardous material suit unveiled near the site of a Japanese nuclear disaster has drawn a barrage of criticism from residents and forced the sculptor to apologise.

Japanese inventors step up to offer relief from sweltering heat

20 Jul 2018

TOKYO A jacket with built-in fans, a road coating to rein in heat and factory mist sprayers were on offer at a trade fair in the Japanese capital on Thursday as it struggles with record heat two years before it hosts the Summer Olympics. | Video

Japan's ethnic Koreans loyal to Pyongyang look to summit to bring peace, boost status

07 Jun 2018

(This version of story refiled to fix paragraph 4 broken link)

Japan's ethnic Koreans loyal to Pyongyang look to summit to bring peace, boost status

07 Jun 2018

(This June 6 story was refiled to fix paragraph 4 broken link)

Boarding now for a flight from Tokyo to Paris that never takes off

15 Feb 2018

TOKYO Fasten your seatbelts for a flight departing to Paris, and never leave the ground. | Video

Japanese pop group chants cryptocurrency choruses

13 Jan 2018

TOKYO A Japanese pop group hopped on the bitcoin bandwagon on Friday, dedicating themselves to singing and dancing about the cryptocurrencies that have taken the world by storm, and especially their homeland. | Video

Tuna goes for $323,000 at Tokyo fish market's final New Year auction

05 Jan 2018

TOKYO In the final New Year's auction at Tokyo's famed Tsukiji fish market on Friday, the owner of an international sushi restaurant shelled out more than $300,000 for a prime bluefin tuna and said he was "very happy" with the result. | Video

Japan vows no more deaths from overwork while building Olympic arena

13 Oct 2017

TOKYO A Japanese sports official promised on Friday to work with the builder of a showpiece stadium for the 2020 Olympics to stamp out "death by overwork", a designation authorities applied last week to the suicide of a stadium worker.

Koreans in Japan wary of tensions with North, worry about backlash

10 Sep 2017

OSAKA, Japan Ethnic Koreans living in Japan are nervously watching growing tensions over North Korea and are wary of a possible backlash against their community as Pyongyang ramps up its sabre-rattling.

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