Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to John Gurdon for ‘pluripotent cells'

One-Minute Read Mon 8 Oct, AT 13:33

Sir John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka share prize for work in reprogramming stem cells

Bagan, Burma, Myanmar

Burma gives Japan a place on edge of its commercial capital

Business Digest Wed 3 Oct, AT 09:00

Japan offers Burma $18bn in aid, investment and debt forgiveness for special economic zone

Psy 'suffers blood clots' from too much Gangnam Style dancing

The Tabloids Wed 3 Oct, AT 12:34

Tabloid tales: Psy's horse dancing proves too much, Japan opens cuddle café, and Minaj threatens Carey

Japan ‘to suspend whaling’ but is hunt over for good?

One-Minute Read Wed 26 Sep, AT 12:23

Japanese fisheries agency says factory ship needs repairs and whaling fleet might therefore not set sail

Japan whaling

Sea Shepherd leader, wanted by Interpol, prepares for 'whale wars'

One-Minute Read Fri 21 Sep, AT 14:38

Paul Watson plans to stop Japanese whaling 'completely', but arrest warrant means he might not be able to reach his own fleet


WHO: 'untreatable' new gonorrhea 'superbug' is in Britain

One-Minute Read Fri 8 Jun, AT 14:00

Disease is now a global health threat with reported cases in Europe, Japan and Australia

Japan tsunami Natori

Huge dock is latest Japanese tsunami debris to reach US

First Post Thu 7 Jun, AT 14:15

Seventy-foot long structure is biggest find so far, but most debris is expected over next two years


Fukushima radiation in California tuna: does it matter?

First Post Tue 29 May, AT 09:44

Traces of nuclear radiation have been found in bluefin tuna that fed off Japan's coast after the Fukushima meltdown