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Japan's 'Blade Library' gives amputees the chance to run

Japanese amputees are discovering the joy of running thanks to Tokyo's 'Blade Library' which lets people try on prosthetic limbs for a small fee.

Abe on course for landslide win in Japan vote: poll

A two-thirds majority in parliament would allow Abe to push through an amendment to Japan's pacifist constitution.

Kobe Steel, Nissan scandals tarnish image of Japan Inc

Embarrassing scandals at Kobe Steel and Nissan have tarnished the reputation of Japan Inc for quality, as once-mighty industrial world-beaters battle fierce global competition and ...
October 15, 2017 | 03:15 pm GMT+7

'Death by overwork': occupational hazard for Japan's media

'I thought it would happen eventually because we work like crazy... like a slave.'
October 13, 2017 | 10:09 am GMT+7

Japan's Denso unveils $1 bn investment in US for electric cars

The investment is expected to create 1,000 new jobs at Denso's facility in Tennessee.
October 07, 2017 | 09:22 am GMT+7

Foreign giants make first incursion into Vietnam’s petrol retail market

The presence of foreign firms is expected to create fair competition in a market that has long been dominated by state monopolies.
October 06, 2017 | 01:06 pm GMT+7

Ping-pong robot challenges Olympian in Tokyo

Japanese Olympic bronze medal winning table tennis player Jun Mizutani took on a table tennis robot on Monday, which he said could become a good practice partner.
October 04, 2017 | 09:33 am GMT+7

Japan economic data boost PM Abe ahead of vote

Japanese economy is on a healthy path to recovery.
September 29, 2017 | 02:28 pm GMT+7

Old and deadly: Japan's drive to beat elderly road menace

Most accidents caused by elderly drivers result from them mixing up the accelerator and the brake or losing control of the steering wheel.
September 26, 2017 | 02:00 pm GMT+7

Japan's Abe announces snap election amid worries over North Korea crisis

Abe said he needed a mandate to shift some revenues from a planned future tax hike to social spending such as education.
September 25, 2017 | 06:22 pm GMT+7

Chinese ships sail near disputed islands with Japan

Japan's coast guard said it was the second time since Thursday that four Chinese ships had entered its waters.
September 25, 2017 | 02:12 pm GMT+7

Abe: Japan can 'never tolerate' N.Korea's 'provocative' acts

'If North Korea continues to walk down this path, it has no bright future.' 
September 15, 2017 | 08:09 am GMT+7

N.Korea threatens to 'sink' Japan, reduce U.S. to 'ashes and darkness'

'The four islands of the archipelago should be sunken into the sea by the nuclear bomb of Juche. Japan is no longer needed to exist near us.'
September 14, 2017 | 03:51 pm GMT+7

Typhoon Talim veers away from Taiwan, moves towards Japan

Talim had gained in strength since Wednesday as it approached Taiwan's northern cities.
September 14, 2017 | 09:00 am GMT+7

Japan: the land of a thousand conveniences

Visitors readying to flock to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics can expect a dizzying array of services in Japan.
September 12, 2017 | 04:54 pm GMT+7