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Justin McCurry

Justin McCurry

    Gangsters give crime the finger
    Gangsters give crime the finger
    When Yukako Fukushima holds the finger to the light, there is a brief moment when it is indistinguishable from her own, real, digits. Nothing about...
    Outrage at Japan's ivory sales
    Outrage at Japan's ivory sales
    Yahoo Japan has defended its online trade in ivory amid mounting pressure on the company to stop selling the products on its auction site.
    Are these Kim's ghost ships?
    Are these Kim's ghost ships?
    The identities of the corpses found aboard a capsized fishing boat off the Japanese coast last month will be forever shrouded in mystery. The remains...
    Porn star to be featured on Taiwan travel cards to 'cheer commuters up'
    Porn star to be featured on Taiwan travel cards to 'cheer commuters up'
    Commuters in Taiwan will start using prepaid travel cards featuring a photo of a Japanese porn actor from Tuesday, despite protests from politicians and parents....
    The last kamikaze: Japanese pilots tell how they cheated death
    The last kamikaze: Japanese pilots tell how they cheated death
    Hisao Horiyama...
    Defectors feel the call of North Korea
    Defectors feel the call of North Korea
    Son Jung-hun first entertained thoughts of life outside North Korea after...
    E-firm profits from slaughter of rare species
    E-firm profits from slaughter of rare species
    Japan's Rakuten is the world’s biggest online retailer of elephant ivory and whale meat, according to conservationists.
    Horseman of the apocalypse
    Horseman of the apocalypse
    Until 2011 Tokue Hosokawa had only to peer through the window of his home in Litate village to confirm that all was well with his 100-year-old...
    Meltdown over nuclear mop-up
    Meltdown over nuclear mop-up
    Dressed in a hazardousmaterials suit, full-face mask and hard hat, Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, left his audience in no doubt: "The...
    Japan fights Fukushima's toxic battle
    Japan fights Fukushima's toxic battle
    Japan's government will spend almost $500-million (about R5.1-billion) to try to contain leaks and decontaminate highly toxic water at the...
    Calling North Korea's bluff takes nerve
    Calling North Korea's bluff takes nerve
    The United States and South Korean combined forces command in the South has stepped up surveillance of the North and added intelligence staff as...
    North Korea keeps flexing its muscles
    North Korea keeps flexing its muscles
    The diplomatic crisis on the Korean peninsula has deepened after North Korea this week barred South Korean workers from entering a jointly run...