IN PICS | ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2023: Pressure on for Japan as skaters aim to bring it home

With the competition returning to Japan for the first time since 2019, the pressure is on the country’s skaters to deliver strong results in front of a boisterous crowd at Saitama Super Arena.

published on : 22nd March 2023

VIEW PHOTOS | Japan beats Spain 2-1 as both teams advance at FIFA World Cup

Japan scored twice early in the second half to come from behind and defeat another European powerhouse and make it to the knockout stage for the second straight World Cup.

published on : 2nd December 2022

IN PHOTOS | Tense Japan holds state funeral for assassinated ex-leader Shinzo Abe

A rare and controversial state funeral for assassinated former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe began Tuesday in tense Japan where the event for one of the country's most divisive leaders has deeply split public opinion.

published on : 27th September 2022

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Fireworks, flags, and face masks adorn the much-awaited Opening Ceremony 

The opening ceremony of the 2020 Summer Olympics took place in the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo with mellowed pomp and grandeur.

published on : 23rd July 2021

Warming climes lead to early blooming of Japan's famed cherry blossoms

Cherry trees are sensitive to temperature changes and the timing of their blooming can provide valuable data for climate change studies.

published on : 5th April 2021

Japan’s Emperor Akihito abdicates throne, son Naruhito takes over

The new emperor was presented with the items his father Akihito relinquished - sacred imperial treasures of a sword and a jewel, as well as the seal of state.

published on : 1st May 2019

Japan floods: Torrential rains kill at least 100, two million evacuated

Emergency warnings for severe rain remained in effect for three prefectures, with 300mm predicted to fall by Monday morning in parts of the smallest main island of Shikoku.

published on : 9th July 2018

The trail of damage left behind by earthquake in Japan

Four persons were killed and over 380 injured in a 6.1earthquake that jolted parts of western Japan's metropolis of Osaka.​Multiple small aftershocks followed by the quake left a trail of destruction throught the Northern Osaka neighbourhood.

published on : 19th June 2018

Baby panda Xiang Xiang makes a special appearance debut in Tokyo's Ueno Zoo

Xiang Xiang melted the hearts of hundreds of lucky fans who managed to obtain zoo tickets, many wearing panda-themed clothes.

published on : 20th December 2017

How the North Korean missile launch is affecting the world   

North Korea has threatened the world nations by conducting three nuclear tests, and recently a fourth one, amid tensions over fresh US sanctions and UN moves to censure Pyongyang for its human rights violations.

published on : 12th August 2017

Hadaka Matsuri: Japan's annual Naked Man Festival

With only a skimpy loincloth to protect their modesty, thousands of men brave freezing temperatures to fight for lucky charms thrown by a priest at Japan's annual Naked Man Festival.

published on : 20th February 2017