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Japan earthquake heralds a catastrophic start to 2024

2024 in Japan has not got off to a good start; a massive earthquake has occurred in Ishikawa Prefecture followed by a fatal collision at Haneda airport.... Read More

Thousands of dead fish wash up on Japan’s northern shore

Thousands of dead fish have washed up on the beaches of Hakodate in northern Japan causing an alarming reaction nationally and internationally.... Read More

UK and Japan agree deeper cooperation on numerous fronts

Several new agreements have recently been finalised between the UK and Japan at the G7 foreign ministers meeting in Hiroshima.... Read More

The Japanese Yen facing near-record decline

For the last twelve months the value of the Japanese Yen has been in decline, with its currency facing a near 32 year low. ... Read More

Japan Rail Pass price increase comes into force

The famous Japan Rail Pass, which has become indispensable for many, has recently had its price increased by an average of 70%.... Read More

Japan’s space mission to the moon successfully gets underway

Japan's space mission to the moon recently got underway aiming to test new technologies and conduct observations. ... Read More

Japan experiments with standing sleep pods in cafés

Japan has unveiled a new way to nap with its standing sleep pods. Currently found in the Nestlé café, this experiment could go further if it proves popular.... Read More

Japan begins releasing treated Fukushima water into the sea

Japan's controversial plans to release Fukushima water goes ahead dividing experts, critics, and the public. ... Read More

Japanese robotic arms in development at the University of Tokyo

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have recently demonstrated a set of Japanese robotic arms which aim to "advance human capabilities".... Read More

Japan wins multiple awards at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival

Japan and Japanese cinema had a good night at this years Cannes Film Festival, showcasing a host of films and picking up a number of awards. ... Read More