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Tokyo Olympic bid is 'healing Japan's wounds'

Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Olympic Games was helping to heal the wounds left by the massive quake and tsunami that killed nearly 19,000 people in Japan last year, the bid leader Tsunekazu Takeda said.

Friday, 2 November, 2012, 4:14am

War-time bomb defused in Tokyo business district

An unexploded 220kg incendiary bomb from the second world war was successfully defused and removed from Tokyo’s business district on Sunday after a delicate hour-long operation, officials said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Japan hosts IMF summit 50 years after economic miracle

The last time Japan hosted an International Monetary Fund summit nearly 50 years ago, the nation was a leader in innovation and economic growth that made it the envy of the world.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Hundreds in Tokyo rally against China

Hundreds of Japanese marched through downtown Tokyo on Saturday in a loud, but tightly controlled protest against China’s claim to disputed islands in the East China Sea.

The protest, organised by the nationalist group “Ganbare Nippon” or “Go for It, Japan" followed scores of sometimes violent anti-Japanese demonstrations in China in recent weeks.

22 Sep 2012 - 7:11pm 1 comment

Children show signs of 'abnormal' growths

A study on children in Fukushima Prefecture has found that nearly 36 per cent have abnormal growths on their thyroids. But doctors say there is no link between the cases and the disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in March last year.

The Sixth Report of Fukushima Prefecture Health Management Survey, released in April, included examinations of 38,114 children.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I don't have a schedule yet, but I will come back to China right after I finish the consultations

Japan's ambassador to China, Uichiro Niwa, after being recalled to Tokyo

You can see the freedom to express your views. When we don't have that liberty, our society will die

Publisher Jimmy Pang Chi-ming

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Weather could ruin Glorious Days' chances

John Size believes rain on race day is a serious threat to his rising star Glorious Days capturing a maiden Group One race in Tokyo on Sunday, in a Yasuda Kinen the trainer suggested might be down on star power compared to previous years.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Chinese diplomat leaves Japan amid spying claims

A diplomat in charge of economic affairs at the Chinese embassy in Tokyo has left Japan amid media reports he was spying and taking illegal consulting fees from a Japanese company.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

HK eye bonus points in Tokyo

Coach Leigh Jones has challenged captain Pale Tauti and his forwards to produce the goods tomorrow if Hong Kong are to have any hope of pushing champions Japan - even 'sneaking a win' - in the HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five competition at Prince Chichibu Stadium in Tokyo.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Robertson ready for Tokyo return

Key playmaker Keith Robertson is expected to take his place at flyhalf against Japan when Hong Kong travel to Tokyo for next Saturday's game in the HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five competition.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am