Still from ‘Howl’s Moving Castle (Hauru no ugoku shiro)’.
Volunteers in Tokyo test a 'robot-suit' called HAL, developed by robotics company Cyberdyne and Tsukuba University professor Yoshiuki Sankai, which can predict the motion of the wearer to help them walk. Photo: Yoshikau Tsuno
Twickenham wins bid to stage event ahead of Italy and South Africa. Japan awarded 2019 competition
Slump may mean Japan is first country to fall into depression as GDP contracts at an annual rate of almost 10 per cent
Japanese electronics maker lost Y98.9bn, or £685m, last year and has warned of worse to come
Ancient Japan gets futuristic
A huge pink penis is carried through the streets of Kawasaki, Japan, during the Kanamara Matsuri (Festival of the Steel Phallus)
Japanese engineers have unveiled HRP-4C, who will hit catwalks later this month