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Bach heaps praise on 'well prepared' Tokyo for 2020 Games

28 Nov 2018

TOKYO International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach says he cannot remember a host city being as well prepared as Tokyo, a little more than 600 days before the start of the 2020 Summer Games.

Geek bliss - Japanese man pledges to have, hold and cherish a hologram

16 Nov 2018

TOKYO When newlywed Akihiko Kondo returns from work at a middle school in a Tokyo suburb, he is greeted by the love of his life, who lights up - literally - in welcome. | Video

Face off: Realistic masks made in Japan find demand from tech, car companies

15 Nov 2018

OTSU, Japan Super-realistic face masks made by a tiny company in rural Japan are in demand from the domestic tech and entertainment industries and from countries as far away as Saudi Arabia. | Video

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

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