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  • Japan includes Bangladesh in widened entry ban

    Japan has tightened border control and widened the ban on entry of people from countries, including Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

  • Japan sends troops after 23 killed in typhoon

    Japan sends tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in recent history, which kills 23 people and briefly paralyses Tokyo.

  • Japan hire skilled workers from Bangladesh

    Japan to hire skilled workers from Bangladesh

    Bangladesh and Japan sign a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on accepting specified skilled workers by Japan from Bangladesh.

  • Japan removes of S Korea from favoured trade list

    Japan's cabinet approves a plan to remove South Korea from a list of countries that enjoy minimum export controls, a move likely to escalate tensions fuelled by a dispute over compensation for wartime forced labourers.

  • Holders Chile thrash Japan

    Chile began their Copa America defence in emphatic fashion with a thumping 4-0 win over tournament guests Japan on Monday with Manchester United misfit Alexis Sanchez scoring for the first time in five months.

  • Man with knife attacks schoolgirls in Japan; 3 dead

    A man carrying a knife in each hand and screaming “I will kill you” attacked schoolgirls waiting at a bus stop just outside Tokyo on Tuesday, wounding 16 people and leaving three dead, including the attacker, Japanese authorities and media said.

  • Japan starts $9 departure tax for travellers

    Japan on Monday started levying a 1,000 yen ($9.22) departure tax on each person leaving the country, a measure aimed at raising funds to further boost tourism.

  • Travellers leaving Japan to pay 1,000 yen departure tax

    TOKYO - Visitors to Japan will have to pay a 1,000 yen (S$12.50) levy when leaving the country from next Monday (Jan 7), Japanese media reported.

  • Blast at Japan restaurant injures 42

    A powerful blast that ripped through a restaurant in northern Japan injured 42 people and caused serious damage to neighbouring buildings, forcing some residents into shelters, officials say.

  • Career and educational opportunities for Bangladeshis in the Land of the Rising Sun

    Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun is not only a popular travel destination, it is increasingly becoming an educational hub for Bangladeshi students who want to pursue tertiary-level study abroad.

  • Study in Japan? Check out Ritumeikan Asia Pacific University

    Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) started its journey in 2000 and is an AACSB accredited university. Could this be your higher education destination?

  • SoftBank deletes 10.3m emails in error in Japan

    SoftBank Corp. in Japan has mistakenly deleted about 10.3 million emails that were supposed to be sent to about 4.36 million users of its mobile phones, the carrier announces.

  • Japan's Kansai airport to reopen partially after typhoon damage

    Japan's Kansai airport will reopen partially, the government says, after a massive typhoon flooded parts of the transport hub and swept a tanker onto the only bridge connecting it to the mainland.

  • 6 dead as strongest typhoon hits Japan

    Japan issues evacuation advisories for more than a million people and cancel hundreds of flights as Typhoon Jebi sliced across the west, killing at least six people.

  • Record heat broils Japan, prompting warnings

    Japanese officials issue new warnings as a deadly heatwave blankets the country, producing record high temperatures in Tokyo just two years before the city hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics.

  • Heatwave kills 14 in Japan

    An intense heatwave kills at least 14 people over a three-day long weekend in Japan, media reports, and high temperatures hamper the recovery in flood-hit areas where more than 200 people died last week.

  • 38 killed as torrential rain pounds Japan

    At least 50 people are missing and four in critical condition as torrential rain that has killed 38 people pounds western and central Japan, public broadcaster NHK says, with more than 1.6 million evacuated from their homes.

  • Japan boss blasts World Cup haters, eyes new coach

    Japan's football chief take aim at critics of the Blue Samurai after the team's World Cup return and confirms he is on the lookout for a new coach.

  • Agony Japan

    Agony for Japan

    Japan coach Akira Nishino says his players were lost for words after their crushing 3-2 defeat by Belgium on Monday in the World Cup last 16.

  • Rocket explodes seconds after liftoff in Japan

    A rocket developed by a maverick Japanese entrepreneur and convicted fraudster explodes shortly after liftoff, in a major blow to his bid to send Japan's first privately backed rocket into space.

  • Senegal, Japan play out 2-2 thriller

    Japan twice come from behind to draw 2-2 with Senegal in their World Cup Group H encounter on Sunday.

  • Tokyo hopes ‘solar road’ will lead to greener power

    The Tokyo metropolitan government intends to take the initiative in introducing the new technologies of “solar roads” that collect energy from the sun via solar panels installed beneath the surface of roads and “power-generating floors” that generate electricity by utilizing the vibrations created by people walking, according to sources.

  • Knife attack on Japan bullet train leaves 1 dead

    A knife attack on a Japanese bullet express train near Tokyo left one passenger dead and two others injured, police say, as they arrested a suspect who was on top of a man lying unconscious.

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    Unicef gets $15.7m fund for Rohingya children, women

    The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has scaled up humanitarian assistance and life-saving interventions for the Rohingya children and women along with the vulnerable host population in Cox's Bazar with US$15.7 million funding received from the government of Japan.

  • Obama: NKorea 'real threat', urges co-operation

    North Korea poses a "real threat" whose solution will require international co-operation, former US President Barack Obama says on a visit to Japan.

  • Tokyo to build world’s tallest timber tower

    Japanese company Sumitomo Forestry is set to build the world's tallest wooden skyscraper to mark its 350th anniversary in 2041.

  • Japanese island named top rising destination 2018

    Savvy, curious travelers who understand that Japan is more than just Tokyo have had Ishigaki, Japan on their travel radar, as the island has emerged the top trending spot in the 2018 edition of TripAdvisor's annual Travelers' Choice Destinations on the Rise ranking.

  • Infrastructure Projects: Tokyo to invest under new arrangement

    Japan is going to invest in Bangladesh's infrastructure projects under a new arrangement in which its companies will work under the government-to-government system without participating in any bidding.

  • Tomioka Hachimangu shrine in Tokyo

    Chief priest, 2 others dead in Tokyo shrine stabbings

    The head priest of a prominent shrine in Tokyo is ambushed and killed with a samurai sword, apparently by her brother, who then took his own life, police say.

  • Abe eyes fresh term as Japan votes under NKorea threats

    Millions of Japanese brave typhoon conditions for a snap election likely to hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a fresh mandate to revive the world's third-largest economy and press his hardline stance on North Korea.