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Tokyo Olympics to be less compact than promised
Tokyo Olympics to be less compact than promised
Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe has defended a controversial review of venues for the 2020 Olympics, a move critics say would break the city's original...
Japan's summit of ambition
Japan's summit of ambition
A week into my cycle meander northeastwards along Japan's densely inhabited Pacific coastline, I parked my bicycle outside a used bookstore, a...
Japan to switch off nuclear reactor
Japan to switch off nuclear reactor
The last working reactor in Japan is to be switched off Saturday, leaving the country without nuclear power just over a year after the world's...
Japan, one year after the tsunami: 'We can't just stay sad'
Japan, one year after the tsunami: 'We can't just stay sad'
With a moment of silence, prayers and anti-nuclear rallies, Japan marked on Sunday one year since an earthquake and tsunami killed thousands and...
Israel warns Iran may enter nuclear 'immunity zone'
Israel warns Iran may enter nuclear 'immunity zone'
Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak on Saturday called on world leaders to tighten sanctions on Iran before the country enters a "zone of immunity"...
Experts forecast strong quakes for Japan
Experts forecast strong quakes for Japan
Experts in Japan have warned that the chances of a powerful earthquake striking Tokyo in the next four years could be as high as 70%, a more...
Fifa may allow women to wear hijabs in official matches
Fifa may allow women to wear hijabs in official matches
Fifa is considering changing its laws to now allow women to wear a hijab or headscarf when playing in official matches.
2013 Club World Cup to be held in Morocco
2013 Club World Cup to be held in Morocco
Morocco will become the first African country to host the annual Club World Cup of continental winners, Fifa President Sepp Blatter announced on Saturday....
Thousands protest against nuclear power in Japan
Thousands protest against nuclear power in Japan
Tens of thousands of demonstrators rallied in Tokyo on Monday calling for an end to nuclear energy in Japan after the March 11 disaster that...
Japan typhoon claims dozens of lives
Japan typhoon claims dozens of lives
A typhoon, that pummelled western Japan, has left at least 20 people dead and more than 50 missing, reports said on Sunday, after swollen rivers...
IOC chief calls for Japan's 2020 Olympics bid
IOC chief calls for Japan's 2020 Olympics bid
Tokyo should not be discouraged from bidding for the 2020 Olympics just because South Korea has won the right to host the 2018 winter Games, the...
Japanese engineers aim to restore power to avert catastrophe
Japanese engineers aim to restore power to avert catastrophe
Japanese engineers worked through the night to lay a 1,5km electricity cable to a crippled nuclear power plant in the hope of restarting pumps...

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