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Weather

Typhoon Jongdari takes an unusual path across Japan

Minimal damage so far, but the tropical cyclone is strengthening again.

Typhoon Jongdari takes an unusual path across Japan

Opinion

Japan's not-so-secret shame

In the #MeToo era, it's high time for Japan to change its archaic and sexist approach to sexual assault.

Teppei Kasai

by Teppei Kasai

Teppei Kasai

Weather

Typhoon Jongdari expected to batter Japan

Hard on the heels of a record heatwave, Typhoon Jongdari remains on course to hit Japan's mainland.

Typhoon Jongdari expected to batter Japan

Asia Pacific

Japan cult members behind Tokyo Sarin attack executed

Aum Shinrikyo's 1995 attack on Tokyo's subway system killed 13 people and injured more than 6,000 others.

Japan executes Aum Shinrikyo cult members behind Sarin attack

Japan

Japan: Moving mosque welcomes Muslims

As Japan prepares for 2020 Summer Olympics, Tokyo company creates mosque on wheels to welcome Muslim visitors.

Japan: Moving mosque welcomes Muslims

Asia Pacific

Japan heatwave: Death toll climbs to 80

Officials are urging citizens to stay indoors to avoid 'unprecedented' record-breaking heat that has been declared a natural disaster by the country's weather agency.

Weather

At least 14 dead in Tokyo as heatwave grips Japan

Extreme heat has made it more difficult for the victims of the devastating floods and landslides that hit two weeks ago.

At least 14 dead in Tokyo as heatwave grips Japan

European Union

Japan, EU sign free trade deal amid worry about US protectionism

The pact sends a clear message against protectionist moves led by US President Donald Trump.

Japan, EU sign free trade deal amid worry about US protectionism

Japan

Japan search efforts continue as flood death toll crosses 200

Tens of thousands left without drinking water and electricity, while thousands sleep in school gymnasiums.

Japan

Japan's Abe visits flood-hit areas as deaths hit 176

At least 20,000 remain stranded, while 225,000 households remain without water after deadly mudslides.

Japan's PM Abe visits flood-hit areas as death toll hits 176

Asia Pacific

Japan: Calls for better flood preparations after disaster

Japan has elaborate ways to deal with natural disasters, but unprecedented rains took people by surprise, killing at least 148 people.

Asia Pacific

Japan struggles in the wake of worst flooding in decades

The death toll has gone up to 127 as authorities scramble to provide relief to victims.

Japan struggles in the wake of worst flooding in decades

Asia Pacific

Survivors of devastating Japan floods express shock

Flooding and landslides caused by record rains are believed to have killed more than 100 people, with scores missing.

Weather

Japan floods: Why is the country experiencing record rainfall?

As the death toll passes 100, we look at why the floods struck and if the forecast was accurate.

Japan floods: Why is the country experiencing record rainfall?

Japan

Japan's Abe nixes trip abroad as floods kill 114

Flooding and landslides caused by record rains are believed to have killed more than 100 people, with scores missing.

Japan's PM Abe cancels overseas trip after floods kill 114