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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

Japanese museum show tries to clean up poop's image

17 Apr 2019

TOKYO, April 17 A museum in Japan says it is trying to de-stigmatise faeces with what it calls the world's first exhibition of cute and colourful poop.

U.S. films, hip hop inspire young immigrants' 'American dream'

21 Dec 2018

TIJUANA, Mexico Jimmy Martinez, a 22-year old Salvadoran who has travelled north since October in a caravan of Central American migrants seeking to reach the United States, wears his shorts low and baggy and his hair slicked back like his favourite U.S. hip hop artists.

More than 60 years on, Japan's mercury-poison victims fight to be heard

20 Sep 2017

MINAMATA, Japan Shinobu Sakamoto was just 15 when she left her home in the southern Japanese fishing village of Minamata to go to Stockholm and tell the world of the horrors of mercury poisoning.


14 Jun 2017

[東京 15日 ロイター] - こと文化とエンターテインメントに関しては、古代の伝説的人物や競技から、漫画やビデオゲームに至るまで、日本には豊かな歴史がある。

Japan's 'Superhuman' athletes mix legends with high tech

15 May 2017

TOKYO When it comes to culture and entertainment, Japan has a rich history spanning ancient legends and sport to popular comics and video games.

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China heads into Lunar New Year on shutdown as virus spreads

China shut part of the Great Wall and suspended public transport in 10 cities, stranding millions of people at the start of the Lunar New Year holiday on Friday as authorities rush to contain a virus that has killed 26 people and infected more than 800.