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Japan ‘naked restaurant’ to ban overweight diners

Japan’s first “naked restaurant” opens in Tokyo in July with draconian rules of entry — podgy prospective diners will be weighed and ejected if found to be too fat.

Alcohol ban on US Navy in Japan after drink-driving

The US Navy said on Monday that it imposed an alcohol ban on its personnel in Japan as the Tokyo government condemned a military drink-driving case which fuelled growing opposition to US bases on Okin

Japanese man, 96, world’s oldest college graduate

Shigemi Hirata

A 96-year-old Japanese man is potty at the prospect of breaking more records after being recognised as the world’s oldest university graduate with his degree in ceramic arts.

Japan boy left in forest found alive after 6 days

Reporters gather near the hut where the boy was found. (Photo: AFP)

A seven-year-old boy was found alive on Friday nearly a week after his parents left him in a bear-inhabited forest as punishment for misbehaving, hungry but unharmed after sheltering in a hut on a mil

Japan praises boy who survived after abandonment in forest

Media members gather in front of the hospital where the 7-year-old Japanese boy who went missing nearly a week ago

The boy was dehydrated and had minor scratches on his arms and feet, but no serious health risks were found.

Tokyo governor under fire for luxury spend

Yoichi Masuzoe

Tokyo’s embattled governor apologised on Wednesday in the face of rising public anger over alleged inappropriate spending on everything from luxury hotel suites to children’s pyjamas.

Boost for India: GDP on upward curve as economy clocks 7.6% growth

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Jaitley asserted that these are not 'stray figures' and an analysis of the pattern shows inherent strength in the economy.

New molecules to help beat jet lag?

Frequent travellers, rejoice! Scientists have designed new molecules which can modify the sleep/wake cycle, paving the way for improved treatments for jet lag and sleep disorders.

Japan rescuers struggle with lack of clues for missing boy

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Two hunters joined more than 100 rescuers, police and local town officials after they found fresh bear droppings in the area.

India to drive world growth for next 10 years: Goh Chok Tong


China clocked 6.9 per cent growth in 2015 when India had recorded 7.3 per cent expansion.

Raghuram Rajan, India’s banking czar, will be history by September 2016. He enjoys unprecedented popularity and near cult status as Reserve bank governor.

Five decades after it came into being, where does the Shiv Sena stand today?