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Japan hospital blaze kills elders
At least 10 perish in fire that broke out at orthopedic hospital in the country's southern Fukuoka prefecture.
Last updated: 11 Oct 2013 11:37 GMT
Franklin wins historic sixth gold
American teenager claims record sixth gold medal of the world swimming championships in 400m medley relay.
Last updated: 04 Aug 2013 20:07 GMT
Netherlands and Taiwan advance at WBC
Netherlands claim victory over Australia to join Taiwan in the next round of the World Baseball Classic.
Last updated: 05 Mar 2013 17:46 GMT
Japan edge Brazil in World Baseball Classic
Two-time defending champions Japan draw first blood as Netherlands stun 2009 finalists South Korea.
Last updated: 02 Mar 2013 16:57 GMT
Chinese fishing boat 'detained in Japan'
Japan's coastguard seizes Chinese fishing boat within Japanese waters, reports say, amid row over disputed islands.
Last updated: 31 Dec 2012 11:21 GMT
Meeting Japan's yakuza
Woven into the tapestry of Japanese society, organised crime presents a real challenge to both lawmakers and the police.
Chan Tau Chou
Last updated: 23 Aug 2012 14:06 GMT
Clean-up operation begins after Japan floods
Residents together with volunteers and local government officials start shifting mud and debris in Kyushu island.
Last updated: 16 Jul 2012 12:04 GMT
Japan rescuers rush to flood-stricken south
More heavy rain and flooding are forecast in the country's southwestern regions, where death toll has reached 24 people.
Last updated: 15 Jul 2012 20:31 GMT
Is Japan cracking up?
Mainstream parties in Japan are losing the trust of the people as renegade politicians gain support.
Last updated: 09 Dec 2011 05:46 GMT
Japan quake kills one, injures 250
A powerful magnitude-7.0 earthquake has struck off the coast of southern
killing an elderly woman and injuring at least 250 pe
Last updated: 20 Mar 2005 11:24 GMT
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