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  • Japan PM Abe and US President Obama - what's in a name?

    Japan PM Abe and US President Obama - what's in a name?

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may have hoped to demonstrate his personal ties with President Barack Obama during the U.S. leader's state visit to Tokyo - but if how they addressed each other in public was any gauge, the effort fell a little shor...

  • Hello Kitty mayhem returns to Singapore

    Hello Kitty mayhem returns to Singapore

    Singaporean fans of Hello Kitty raged on the web on Thursday after their frantic attempts to buy limited-edition toys from the McDonald's website failed when overwhelmed servers crashed, in the latest frenzy over the Japanese cat to hit the city-stat...

  • China frees Japan ship after $28 million paid: court

    China frees Japan ship after $28 million paid: court

    China on Thursday released a seized Japanese ship after owner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines paid 2.9 billion yen ($28 million) to the Chinese side, a court said, in a dispute dating to the 1930s.

  • Obama's first order of business in Tokyo: sushi from the master

    Obama's first order of business in Tokyo: sushi from the master

    'That's some good sushi right there,' Mr Obama said after emerging from the restaurant.

  • Imperial pomp starts Barack Obama's Japan visit

    Imperial pomp starts Barack Obama's Japan visit

    Barack Obama inspected the guard at a pomp-filled ceremony with Emperor Akihito on Thursday, kicking off the formal proceedings of the first state visit to Japan by a US president in nearly two decades, at a time of nervousness in Asia.

  • Dispute islands 'within scope' of US-Japan alliance: Barack Obama

    Dispute islands 'within scope' of US-Japan alliance: Barack Obama

    The islands at the centre of a corrosive row between Tokyo and Beijing are covered by the US-Japan defence alliance, Barack Obama told a newspaper ahead of his arrival in Tokyo on Wednesday.

  • World's fastest elevator, will run 95 floors in 43 seconds

    World's fastest elevator, will run 95 floors in 43 seconds

    Japan's Hitachi said on Monday it will provide the world's fastest elevators, which can clock speeds of up to 72 kilometres (45 miles) per hour, to a high-rise building in China.

  • Asian shares mixed after Easter break

    Asian shares mixed after Easter break

    Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday, in the first full day's trade after the Easter break, with Wall Street providing another strong lead.

  • Japanese woman kills mother with kettle: police

    Japanese woman kills mother with kettle: police

    A Japanese woman who allegedly battered her mother to death with a kettle was being quizzed by police on Monday.

  • Digital glasses that help to express your emotions

    Digital glasses that help to express your emotions

    Can't be bothered to show anyone what you're thinking? Then a Japanese scientist has the answer -- a pair of digital eyes that can express delight and anger, or even feign boredom.

  • Japan PM sends offering to controversial Shrine: report

    Japan PM sends offering to controversial Shrine: report

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine, seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, a move that may increase strains on Tokyo's ties with Asian neighbours China and South Korea.

  • Asian stocks subdued in holiday thin trade

    Asian stocks subdued in holiday thin trade

    Global markets have been buffeted in recent weeks by tensions in Ukraine, signs of slowing growth in China and uncertainty over when the US Federal Reserve would start to tighten interest rates.

  • Japan will conduct Pacific whale hunt in wake of court ruling

    Japan will conduct Pacific whale hunt in wake of court ruling

    Japan said on Friday it would redesign its controversial Antarctic whaling mission in a bid to make it more scientific, after a United Nations court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as research.

  • Mt. Gox suitors seek support to save Bitcoin exchange

    Mt. Gox suitors seek support to save Bitcoin exchange

    Mt. Gox, once the world's biggest Bitcoin exchange, is likely to be liquidated after a Tokyo court dismissed the company's bid to resuscitate its business.

  • Japan to arm remote western island, risking more China tension

    Japan to arm remote western island, risking more China tension

    Japan is sending 100 soldiers and radar to its westernmost outpost, a tropical island off Taiwan, in a deployment that risks angering China with ties between Asia's biggest economies already hurt by a dispute over nearby islands they both claim.

  • Glowing fingers when you call home!

    Glowing fingers when you call home!

    If you thought a finger that glows when you phone home was strictly the preserve of extra-terrestrials, think again: a Japanese firm has unveiled nails that light up when you make a call.

  • Tokyo stocks open down 0.52%

    Tokyo stocks open down 0.52%

    On Friday the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index led Wall Street sharply lower again, closing out a dreary week at its lowest level in more than two months.

  • Japan minister visits controversial war shrine

    Japan minister visits controversial war shrine

    A Japanese cabinet minister visited a controversial war shrine in Tokyo on Saturday, in a move that sparked rebukes from South Korea and China, both of whom view it as a symbol of Japan's past militarism.

  • Sony issues battery-fire warning over 26,000 Vaio laptops

    Sony issues battery-fire warning over 26,000 Vaio laptops

    Sony on Friday warned customers to stop using its new Vaio Fit 11A laptops due to an overheating battery problem that poses a fire risk and said it may issue a recall.

  • Chinese man covered with 4,60,000 bees for honey stunt

    Chinese man covered with 4,60,000 bees for honey stunt

    A Chinese beekeeper covered his semi-naked body in more than 460,000 bees for a publicity stunt aimed at selling more of his honey, he told AFP on Thursday, using a technique known as "bee bearding."

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