A humpback whale

What will Japan learn by resuming 'research' whaling?

One-Minute Read Wed 9 Jul, AT 13:03

Japan announces it will resume 'scientific whaling' in 2015, despite ban by the ICJ

England trainer Gary Lewin is stretchered off the field

England physio Lewin flies home; Croatia nude pics row

Summary Mon 16 Jun, AT 11:30

World Cup whispers: injured physio out of the tournament, Japan fans clean up stadium

Sir Paul McCartney performing onstage

Paul McCartney cancels whole tour of Japan due to illness

One-Minute Read Tue 20 May, AT 10:02

Beatles star 'disappointed' to let down fans but doctors have ordered him to have 'complete rest'

Valentine's Day: from Pagan spanking to romantic ornithology

Briefing Fri 14 Feb, AT 10:15

The Valentine's Day holiday of love so is much more than petrol station flowers and silent meals for two

Five dead after hydrogen blast rocks chemical plant in Japan

One-Minute Read Thu 9 Jan, AT 09:55

Explosion at Mitsubishi Materials complex reportedly caused by maintenance crew working on heat exchanger

Christmas customs: the world's seven strangest festive traditions

Briefing Fri 20 Dec, AT 08:54

From defecating logs to KFC-fuelled feasts, Christmas provides a host of odd traditions

Will China's new air defence zone lead to war with Japan?

Talking Point Fri 29 Nov, AT 11:24

East Asia looks 'an ever more dangerous place', warn commentators, as China sends in warplanes

B-52

US bombers make 'direct challenge' to Chinese air zone

One-Minute Read Wed 27 Nov, AT 13:55

Beijing allows US and Japanese aircraft into its expanded air space, but says it's 'monitoring' them

Worst radioactive water leak yet at Fukushima plant

One-Minute Read Tue 20 Aug, AT 15:35

Frantic efforts underway at Japanese nuclear plant as cause of radioactive leak remains unknown

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