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Powerful typhoon sweeps across Okinawa

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A powerful typhoon pounded across the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa on Tuesday, as residents took refuge from destructive winds, towering waves and storm surges.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama: US will defend Japan vs China

The tiny islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese, are part of the territorial dispute between Japan and China. President Barack Obama (inset) affirmed Thursday that the United States would be obligated to defend Japan against China though he asked all sides to resolve the issue peacefully. AP file photo PHOTO

Showing solidarity with Japan, US President Barack Obama on Thursday affirmed that the United States would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over disputed islands but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tokyo fair showcases latest sex aids

A man looks at sex toys at a booth of adult goods at the Pink Tokyo 2014 sex toy fair in Tokyo on February 28, 2014. The latest sex aids are no longer simple gadgets, with many now digitised and linked to smartphones -- some manufacturers at a Tokyo fair even insist they are just like home appliances. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA

The latest sex aids are no longer simple gadgets, with many now digitised and linked to smartphones—some manufacturers at a Tokyo fair even insist they are just like home appliances.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tokyo governor election puts nuclear power to test

(FILES) This file picture taken on February 2, 2014 shows Japanese Prime Minister and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) President Shinzo Abe (L) delivering a speech to support former health minister and current candidate for the Tokyo gubernatorial election Yoichi Masuzoe (R) during Masuzoe's election campaign in Tokyo. Newspaper surveys suggest one-time television presenter and former cabinet minister Masuzoe has a commanding lead, despite his alignment with the government on the need to restart Japan's idled nuclear reactors. AFP PHOTO / FILES / KAZUHIRO NOGI

Voters in Tokyo went to the polls Sunday to elect a new governor in a race that was being closely watched as a popular verdict on the use of nuclear power.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tokyo fire stops bullet trains, strands holidaymakers

Firefighters spray water following a fire in a commercial building next to railway tracks near the Tokyo station on January 3, 2013. A fire near the Tokyo station stopped Japan's bullet train system on January 3, stalling tens thousands of passengers as they start returning home from New Year holidays.   AFP

A fire near a central Tokyo station threw parts of Japan’s bullet train system into chaos on Friday, as tens of thousands of passengers tried to return home from New Year holidays.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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