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U.S. man in same-sex marriage sues Japan government for long-term visa

12 Sep 2019

TOKYO A U.S. man whose marriage to his Japanese husband is legally recognised in his country sued the Japanese government on Wednesday for the same right to stay that a heterosexual couple would get, saying he was being denied a family life.

Seven-time Olympian, pioneer woman lawmaker Hashimoto appointed Olympics minister

11 Sep 2019

TOKYO Named after the Olympic flame when she was born days before Japan hosted the Summer Olympics in 1964, Seiko Hashimoto has lived up to her name by taking part in seven Olympics and doing it in two sports.

Typhoon lashes Japanese capital, one dead, power, transport disrupted

09 Sep 2019

TOKYO One of the strongest typhoons to hit eastern Japan in recent years struck just east of the capital Tokyo on Monday, killing one woman, with record-breaking winds and stinging rain damaging buildings and disrupting transport. | Video

Nearly 600,000 advised to evacuate as storm makes landfall on Japan

15 Aug 2019

TOKYO Heavy rains lashed parts of western Japan on Thursday as tropical storm Krosa made landfall, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and trains as authorities advised more than half a million people to evacuate.

Japan PM Abe sends offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead: Kyodo

15 Aug 2019

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni shrine for war dead on Thursday, the anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender, but refrained from visiting in person amid tense ties with South Korea.

Olympics construction worker dies as Tokyo swelters, heatstroke suspected

09 Aug 2019

TOKYO A worker at a Tokyo Olympics construction site died on Thursday after being found unconscious while working outside, organizers said on Friday, with media saying heatstroke was suspected as the Japanese capital swelters through a deadly heatwave. | Video

Japan abuzz over wedding bells for telegenic son of former PM Koizumi

07 Aug 2019

TOKYO The son of Japan's former leader Junichiro Koizumi and a popular choice for prime minister in his own right set the country afire on Wednesday with news that he will marry and soon become a father.

RPT-Heat headache for 2020 planners as Tokyo swelters a year before Games

07 Aug 2019

TOKYO, Aug 6 Soaring temperatures in Japan have killed at least 57 people since late July, authorities said on Tuesday, highlighting the health threat to athletes and fans that Olympics organisers must tackle before next year's Tokyo games.

Heat headache for 2020 planners as Tokyo swelters a year before Games

06 Aug 2019

TOKYO Soaring temperatures in Japan have killed at least 57 people since late July, authorities said on Tuesday, highlighting the health threat to athletes and fans that Olympics organisers must tackle before next year's Tokyo games.

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