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How Japan's stem cell study became a scandal
Pioneering research on stem cells in Japan took a series of bizarre turns.
Last updated: 08 Jul 2014 13:02 GMT
Japan islands brace for powerful typhoon
Neoguri, one of the most powerful storms to have formed in years, on course to batter Okinawa.
Last updated: 07 Jul 2014 12:59 GMT
Fukushima anniversary: Japan remembers
Much remains unsettled three years later: emotions, the death count, and the future of nuclear energy in Japan.
Last updated: 11 Mar 2014 14:48 GMT
Japan TV chief dismisses wartime sex slavery
New NHK boss says Japan's World War Two policy of forcing conquered women into brothels was "common in every country".
Last updated: 26 Jan 2014 06:48 GMT
More typhoons threaten East Asia
Two mayor tropical cyclones are likely to cause disruption across the region in the coming days.
Last updated: 14 Oct 2013 08:59 GMT
Japan ex-prisoners get fresh start
A group of Japanese businessmen are giving convicts a chance to change their lives.
Last updated: 28 Sep 2013 12:15 GMT
Japan make history with Wales win
A depleted Welsh side are overpowered by Japan who record first win over a major rugby power to level series in Tokyo.
Last updated: 15 Jun 2013 10:17 GMT
World's oldest man dies at 116
Former postman and farmer, born in 1897, put his longevity down to getting out in the sun.
Last updated: 12 Jun 2013 13:04 GMT
'Shut up' gaffe exposes envoy to criticism
Japan diplomat faces calls for resignation after video shows him telling delegates at a UN meeting to "shut up".
Last updated: 12 Jun 2013 10:35 GMT
Japan mayor's sex slave remarks disowned
Osaka official's claim that sex slaves during Second World War were military necessity is slammed by defence minister.
Last updated: 01 Jun 2013 07:57 GMT
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Migrants in Italy: Arrival and survival
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
American Muslims' ongoing civil rights fight
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
Rainy season worsens South Sudan crisis
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
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In Pictures: Gaza civilians pay price of war
Dozens of Palestinians wounded by Israeli bombings in Gaza are now seeking treatment at East Jerusalem hospitals.
In Pictures: Lebanon's land mine survivors
While unexploded land mines still pepper many areas of Lebanon, amputees are rebuilding their lives.
In Pictures: Ramadan in Aleppo
Syrian opposition fighters spent the holy month of Ramadan fasting while fighting regime forces.
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