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At least 19 missing after mudslide sweeps away houses in central Japan

At least 19 people are missing after a powerful mudslide swept away rows of houses in Atami, west of Tokyo, Japanese authorities said. Disaster management...

Plans for six Tokyo sites to livestream Olympics scrapped

Plans to have big screens showing the Olympics at six sites in Tokyo have been cancelled as worries grow about the coronavirus pandemic amid...

Japan says ties with Taiwan are ‘unofficial’ following row with China

Japan’s relations with Taiwan are non-governmental and practical and are based on Tokyo’s recognition of China as the sole legitimate government, a top Japanese...

Japan says ties with Taiwan are ‘unofficial’ following row with China

Japan’s relations with Taiwan are non-governmental and practical and are based on Tokyo’s recognition of China as the sole legitimate government, a top Japanese...

Japan extends state of emergency in Tokyo

Japan has extended its state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas until the end of May. It comes as the country shows social and...

Japan imposes new coronavirus measures in Tokyo ahead of Olympics

Japan has announced that it will raise the coronavirus alert level in Tokyo to allow tougher measures to curb the rapid spread of a...

Japanese government calls for further probe into Covid-19 origins

The Japanese government is calling for further investigation into the origins of Covid-19, claiming that the World Health Organisation (WHO) report released this week...

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake felt in Japanese capital

A strong earthquake has been felt in Japan’s capital. The US Geological Survey (USGS) put the strength of the quake at magnitude 7.2 after it...

Japanese court says same-sex marriage should be allowed

A Japanese court has for the first time ruled that same-sex marriage should be allowed under the country’s constitution, a moral victory that does...

Firefighters battle forest blazes in Japan

A forest fire has broken out in a rural area north of Tokyo, close to another blaze which has been burning for four days. One...

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