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Japan evacuates major airport after typhoon wreaks havoc
Japan evacuates major airport after typhoon wreaks havoc
A major airport that was cut off when a huge typhoon smashed through its sole access road was being evacuated on Wednesday, as Japan grappled with...
Tokyo med school admits it altered tests to keep women out
Tokyo med school admits it altered tests to keep women out
A Tokyo medical school on Tuesday admitted entrance test scores for female applicants were routinely altered to keep women out and apologised for...
Mount Fuji eruption could paralyse Tokyo, says report
Mount Fuji eruption could paralyse Tokyo, says report
Japan's iconic Mount Fuji could paralyse Tokyo with ash if it erupted, choking roads and halting water supplies, according to a government disaster...
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...

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