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Hiroko Tabuchi

Hiroko Tabuchi

    Anti-whalers halt Japanese hunt over 'hostages'
    Anti-whalers halt Japanese hunt over 'hostages'
    The anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd scored a victory on Wednesday in its high-seas campaign to obstruct a Japanese whale hunt in the Antarctic,...
    Tokyo braces for killer typhoon
    Tokyo braces for killer typhoon
    Japan's capital braced for a powerful typhoon on Sunday that killed five people and forced tens of thousands to evacuate across the country.
    Father of PlayStation calls it a day
    Father of PlayStation calls it a day
    The chief architect of Sony's PlayStation game console stepped down on Tuesday as the Japanese company struggles to defend its dominance in the...
    Convicted Livedoor chief remains defiant
    Convicted Livedoor chief remains defiant
    Disgraced Japanese dot-com tycoon Takafumi Horie slammed his conviction and harsh sentence for securities fraud on Sunday, insisting he had...
    Japan, US plan to deploy Patriot interceptor missiles
    Japan, US plan to deploy Patriot interceptor missiles
    Japan and the United States announced a plan on Wednesday to deploy advanced Patriot interceptor missiles and boost troop numbers at US bases in...
    Koizumi set to push ahead with postal reform
    Koizumi set to push ahead with postal reform
    Japan's ruling coalition is expected to achieve a key ambition of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi this week by passing legislation to privatise...
    Powerful quake shakes Japan
    Powerful quake shakes Japan
    A powerful magnitude-7,2 earthquake struck north-eastern Japan on Tuesday, injuring at least 56 people, triggering small tsunamis and shaking...