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Japan's Olympic Committee head denies impropriety in 2020 bid procedures

4:46am EST

TOKYO The head of Japan's Olympic Committee confirmed that he had been questioned by French authorities in December on Tuesday but repeated his denial there was anything improper about Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Games and vowed to prove his innocence. | Video

Japan PM Abe says he plans to push for peace treaty with Russia

Jan 04 2019

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday he intends to push forward towards a World War Two peace treaty with Russia, which has been stymied for decades by a territorial row, during a summit in Russia later this month.

Aging Japan: Neighboring suburbs face divergent futures as one grays, one grows

Dec 05 2018

SAKURA/INZAI, Japan Katsuya Kodama's wife died two years ago, and the 77-year-old keeps her ashes on a Buddhist altar in their suburban Tokyo home.

Renault-Chef wegen Veruntreuung bei Nissan in Haft

Nov 19 2018

Tokio Renault-Chef Carlos Ghosn droht wegen des Verdachts der Veruntreuung von Firmengeldern ein jähes Karriereaus: Der bislang hoch angesehene Manager, Architekt des französisch-japanischen Firmenbündnisses von Renault, Nissan und Mitsubishi, wurde am Montag in Japan verhaftet, wie Nissan-Chef Hiroto Saikawa mitteilte.

Rice balls for Japan hostage as he returns home from Syrian 'hell'

Oct 25 2018

TOKYO A 44-year-old Japanese freelance journalist returned home on Thursday to rice balls cooked by his mother but an uncertain future more than three years after militants in Syria captured him in what he described as a physical and mental "hell". | Video

Japan quake shock absorber maker: products may have been used nationwide

Oct 20 2018

TOKYO A Japanese maker of earthquake shock absorbers said on Friday that at least 70 buildings across the country may have used its products for which quality data was falsified and that nearly 1,000 are suspected of having done so. | Video

RPT-Ageing Japan-Manga comics turn grey - but spirited - along with readers

Sep 30 2018

TOKYO, Sept 28 - Japan's greying population is changing the character of its beloved manga comics, spawning a new genre in which the elderly aren't pitiable oldsters but protagonists making discoveries, finding friends and sometimes even having hot sex.

Aging Japan: Manga comics turn gray - but spirited - along with readers

Sep 28 2018

TOKYO - Japan's graying population is changing the character of its beloved manga comics, spawning a new genre in which the elderly aren't pitiable oldsters but protagonists making discoveries, finding friends and sometimes even having hot sex.

Japan braces as typhoon charts course for main island

Sep 28 2018

TOKYO Japan braced for high winds and heavy rain as a typhoon roared north on Friday, enveloping outlying islands in high seas before taking aim at the rest of the nation and raking across its biggest main island at the weekend.

Olympics: Disaster risks make 2020 planning 'more complex' - IOC's Coates

Sep 12 2018

TOKYO Planning for the Tokyo 2020 Games has been made harder because of the high disaster risks in Japan, a reality hammered home by a deadly typhoon and earthquake just last week, International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and top Tokyo planner John Coates said on Wednesday.

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