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A woman prays outside the Kyoto Animation building on Friday. News reports say a 41-year-old man, who allegedly set fire to the building while shouting ‘die’, has been detained. Photograph: EPA

Animation fans gathered at the site of Japan’s worst mass killing in 18 years on Friday, laying flowers and offering prayers for the 33 people killed (...)

A man suspected of torching an animation studio in western Japan shouted that he had been plagiarised and appeared to have planned the attack. (Photograph: Buddhika Weerasinghe/AFP/Getty Images

A man suspected of torching an animation studio and killing 33 people in Japan’s worst mass killing in two decades had been convicted of robbery and (...)

Pedestrians walk past a roped-off crime scene the morning after a man drove into the crowd on New Year’s Eve  in Tokyo’s fashion district  on January 1st, 2019. Photograph: AFP/Getty

At least eight people were injured, one seriously, when a vehicle drove into crowds celebrating New Year’s Day in Tokyo early on Tuesday. A police sp(...)

Mr Ghosn has been indicted for allegedly understating his income over a five-year period from 2010. Photograph: KOICHI KAMOSHIDA/EPA

A Tokyo court on Thursday unexpectedly decided not to extend the detention of Nissan’s ousted chairman, Carlos Ghosn, meaning he may soon be released (...)

Soldiers and rescue workers search through mud covering a building destroyed by a landslide in Atsuma near Sapporo, Japan. Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty

Rescue workers with dogs searched for survivors on Friday in debris-strewn landslides caused by an earthquake in Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, (...)

 People use parasols to try to escape the heat on Sunday in Ginza, Tokyo.  Photograph: Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images

Two weeks into Japan’s blistering heatwave, at least 80 people have died and thousands have been rushed to emergency rooms, as officials on Tuesday ur(...)

Residents are evacuated  from floodwaters caused by heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture. Torrents of rainfall and flooding continued to batter southwestern Japan. Photograph: AP

Unprecedented rains that have killed at least 66 people also stranded 1,000 in the western Japanese city of Kurashiki on Sunday, including about 100 a(...)

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Asian shares fell on Tuesday and the euro struggled near six-month lows as early elections loomed in Italy, although a revival in diplomatic talks wit(...)

An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak erupting in Japan. Photograph:  Kyodo/via Reuters.

Japanese authorities have issued a warning about the risk of large rocks flying out of an erupting volcano on Kyushu island. Mount Shinmoedake, seen (...)

Coincheck president Koichiro Wada (l) answers a reporter’s question during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Takuya Inaba/Kyodo News via AP

Coincheck, a major cryptocurrency trading exchange in Tokyo, has been hacked into and has lost about 58 billion yen (about €430 million) worth of virt(...)

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