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Is casino gambling a safe bet for Japan?
In conjunction with a booming tourism industry, Japan has set its sights on allowing casinos in time for 2020 Olympics.
Last updated: 04 Sep 2014 09:16 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
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
Wartime sex slaves urge Japan mayor to quit
Two South Korean women, who had been used as 'comfort women' in the war, say they "don't need to be trampled on again".
Last updated: 24 May 2013 18:54 GMT
US slams Japanese mayor's sex-slave comments
State Department says comments by mayor that sex slaves were "necessary" during World War II were "outrageous".
Last updated: 16 May 2013 20:41 GMT
Japan mayor says wartime sex slaves necessary
Toru Hashimoto's remarks that soldiers needed prostitutes to "maintain discipline" during World War II spark anger.
Last updated: 14 May 2013 12:41 GMT
Six Nations champions ready to tour Japan
Wales choose 11 uncapped players for Japan Tests after 15 Welshmen are included in Lions team to tour Australia.
Last updated: 01 May 2013 15:32 GMT
Japan to restart two nuclear reactors
First reactors to go online since last year's Fukushima disaster to avert power shortages, despite public opposition.
Last updated: 16 Jun 2012 08:17 GMT
Japan shuts down last nuclear reactor
Last of country's 54 nuclear reactors goes offline for maintenance, prompting celebrations from anti-nuclear protesters.
Last updated: 05 May 2012 16:33 GMT
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Gunning down the taxmen of Somalia
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Down and out in upscale Japan
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printing and the future of disaster relief
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Protecting Mongolia's parent-less children
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
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Western fascination with 'badass' Kurdish women
Bashir's calculated diplomatic dance
Big rethink for counterterrorism
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