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Japan lists 5 more isles as disputed

Japan on Friday named five uninhabited small isles belonging to an island group in the centre of a dispute with China as part of efforts to reinforce its claim, a move likely to spark anger from Beiji

Japanese teen killer ‘wanted to dissect a body’

A 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl has confessed to decapitating a classmate and cutting off her hand, the police said Tuesday, with the suspect reportedly telling investigators she “wanted to dissect”

Neymar’s brain on auto-pilot


Brazilian superstar Neymar’s brain activity while dancing past opponents is less than 10 per cent the level of amateur players, suggesting he plays as if on auto-pilot, according to Japanese neurologi

‘Over 2.2 billion people poor or near-poor’

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More than 2.2 billion people are “poor or near-poor”, with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report

Nuke plant in Japan gets nod

A Japanese nuclear plant won preliminary approval on Wednesday for meeting stringent post-Fukushima safety requirements, clearing a major hurdle toward becoming the first to restart under the tighter

Tokyo vagina artist arrest sparks protest

The Japanese police has arrested a Tokyo artist on obscenity charges for distributing data that allowed recipients to make 3D prints of her vagina, sparking protests over what supporters said was an a

What you eat may affect your body’s internal clock


Food not only nourishes the body but also affects its internal biological clock, which regulates the daily rhythm of many aspects of human behaviour and biology, scientists say.

Minor Japan tsunami after quake

A minor tsunami hit large swathes of north-eastern Japan early Saturday, including in a city near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, after a strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the country’s

Japan plans an 18-metre giant Gundam robot

This file picture taken on July 10, 2009 shows an 18-metre-tall statue of popular TV animation hero Gundam in a Tokyo park. —AFP

A team of Japanese animators and engineers on Wednesday unveiled plans to build a moving 18-metre tall Gundam robot, in a nod to millions of science fiction fans.

Chinese shoots wife in Tokyo cafe, held

Security footage reportedly showed the pair embroiled in a quarrel shortly before the shooting, a rarity in Japan where crime involving firearms is usually connected to yakuza organised crime groups

Media reports indicate that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked all ministries to hand him, by August 10, “implementation reports” of the various projects announced by the government in the Budget, so that he can announce these in his August 15, Independence Day speech to the nation.

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