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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

Japan to export arms under new rules

Shinzo Abe

Japan is set to approve its first arms export following relaxation of its self-imposed ban, as the nation aims to boost its global military and economic presence, a report said Sunday.

Baby mice born from frozen testicle tissue

For the first time, scientists have produced live offspring from deep frozen testicle tissue in mice, a breakthrough that could pave the way to preserve fertility of men left infertile by childhood ca

Japan boosts Army with Charter tweak

US-imposed Constitution changed to allow military action under garb of ‘collective self-defence’

Resolution ambiguous about multilateral security operations

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet took a historic step away from its post-war pacifism on Tuesday, by ending a ban that has kept the military from fighting abroad since its defeat in World War Two.

It is a measure of Sri Lanka’s return to “normal” democratic politics that conspiracy theories are once again resonating in Colombo.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government faces significant challenges in trying to reinvigorate India’s economy back to the robust growth it enjoyed a few years ago.