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Common cold medicine stops cancer spread

A low-cost drug used for treating colds can prevent bladder cancer from spreading, as well as reduce resistance to anti-cancer drugs, a new study has found.

Japan may speed up missile upgrade after North Korea tests

A file photo of a THAAD interceptor being fired during an exercise in 2013.

Japan may accelerate around $1 billion of planned spending to upgrade its ballistic missile defenses in the wake of rocket tests suggesting North Korea is close to fielding a more potent medium-range

Rivals Honda, Yamaha in scooter tie-up

Japan’s Honda Motor Co Ltd and Yamaha Motor Co Ltd on Wednesday said that they were joining forces to develop scooters for the domestic market, burying the hatchet on a decades-old rivalry and consoli

Tricked Japanese porn actors unmask truth

Saki Kozai

Young, pretty and looking for stardom, Saki Kozai thought she had found her ticket to fame after an apparent model scout spotted her on a Tokyo street and offered her a job.

Will fight back, says Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton. (Photo: AP)

Lewis Hamilton needs to find some Zen-like mind control in Japan this weekend after a cruel engine fire left the world champion fuming in Malaysia.

Japan eel ad in troubled waters

Online ad featuring a swimsuit-clad teen ‘sexist’.

Sania Mirza-Barbora Strycova win Toray Pan Pacific Open title

Sania Mirza, left, of India, and her doubles partner Barbora Strycova, of the Czech Republic. -AP

Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova strolled to a comfortable straight-set win over unseeded Chinese pair of Chen Liang and Zhaoxuan Yang to lift the Toray Pan Pacific Open title here o

Caroline Wozniacki ends title drought

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Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates after winning over Naomi Osaka of Japan during their final match of the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo. (Photo: AP)

Japan tells Apple to pay $118 million


An Apple Inc iTunes unit in Japan was ordered to pay some 12 billion yen ($118 million) in tax by local authorities after underreporting income, media reported Friday.

There is irony in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s concentration on Pakistani terrorism at the Goa Brics summit because the more he dwelt on the theme, the more distant became India’s aspiration for a w

In the afternoon of October 13, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, Rama IX of the Chakri dynasty, passed away at the age of 88, in the 70th year of his reign.