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Japanese woman wins Britain’s Best loaf competition

Miyo Aoetsu, a woman originally from Japan but now resides in Britain has become the winner of this year's Britain's Best Loaf competition.... Read More

Japan approves first casino as part of a new resort in Osaka

The Japanese government on Thursday officially approved plans to build a new casino in Osaka as part of a wider resort complex.... Read More

Hokusai’s ‘The Great Wave’ print sells for a record $2.76 million

Katsuskika Hokusais’s ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’, sold for $2.76 million (roughly £2.26 million) at Christie's Auction House in New York. ... Read More

‘Sushi terrorism’ pranks in Japan causes outrage

For those who want to see these things for yourselves; a Singaporean news group has a short video showing some of what's been unfolding. ... Read More

Japanese families to receive 1 million yen to relocate from Tokyo

Starting off the new year, the Japanese government is trying to tackle the population crisis by offering 1 million yen per child to relocate from Tokyo.... Read More

Traditional Japanese dance becomes UNESCO ‘intangible cultural heritage’

41 traditional Japanese dance routines have officially become part of UNESCO's 'intangible cultural heritage' following a meeting in Morocco. ... Read More

Japan begins carbon trading trial scheme

This week, Japan unveils its new carbon trading trial scheme that intends to keep the country heading towards its climate goals.... Read More

Is the Fukushima disaster nearing a conclusion?

Recently, parts of the town of Futaba within Fukushima has been given the 'all clear' to re-enter. Also, water stored in the Daiichi power plant is to be released.... Read More

Self-driving vending machine trialled in Japan

Japan begins finding it's own use for new self-driving technology, in the form of a vending machine on wheels. ... Read More

Japanese researchers announce artificial gravity is in the works

Japanese researchers have announced a proposal that could see artificial gravity become a reality in the future. ... Read More