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Bob Dylan live at the Budokan in 1978. Photograph: Koh Hasebe/Shinko Music/Getty

To carry us from our hotel to the main press centre there is a bus, which stops and starts from two blocks around the corner, that takes about 35 minu(...)

 The opening ceremony at the Olympic stadium in Tokyo in 1964. Photograph:  EPU/AFP via Getty Images

The Covid-19 legacy of Tokyo 2020 should be apparent in a matter of weeks. Some will seize on a modest, and expected, rise in cases to justify the dec(...)

Nippon Paint paid more than $3bn for paint-makers in Australia and Turkey last year.

Nippon Paint has agreed a $12 billion (€10.2 billion) deal with its largest shareholder – a private company founded by one of Singapore’s richest bill(...)

A woman waves a fishermen’s flag ahead of the Fiji and Uruguay match  in Kamaishi last month. Photograph: Kyodo News via Getty Images

Takeshi Nagata scrolls through his phone, checking forecasts. His face turns pensive. It’s a crystalline autumn Wednesday lunchtime in Tohoku, Japan’s(...)

A Boeing 737 Max plane in flight.

Aircraft lessors in the Republic are unlikely to immediately feel the pinch from the decision to ground the global fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8s, industr(...)

The stricken   Fukushima  nuclear power plant in  2011. The accident at the   plant was unleashed by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. Photograph:  Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images

Just two years after the Fukushima nuclear accident, Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, was gamely trying to make a virtue out of a catastrophic liab(...)

US President Donald Trump announces that the United States will impose tariffs of 25 per cent on steel imports and 10 per cent on imported aluminum during a meeting at the White House in Washington DC

US president Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States would impose tariffs of 25 per cent on steel imports and 10 per cent on imported aluminum(...)

A hearse leaves a residential care facility for disabled people in Sagamihara, near Tokyo, where at least 19 people were killed and dozens injured in a knife attack on Tuesday. Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

The man blamed for Japan’s worst mass murder in decades had threatened for months to kill disabled people and said he wanted the government to legalis(...)

Former AIB CEO David Duffy is in line for a substantial payday when Clydesdale Bank is spun out from National Australia Bank on February 2nd. (Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times)

National Australia Bank has valued its UK unit, the Clydesdale Bank, at up to A$4.3 billion (€2.7 billion), according to IPO pricing terms. Clydesdale(...)

An ArcelorMittal blast furnace in Dunkirk, France. The company said it now expected yearly core profit to be “in excess of” $7 billion (€5.2 billion).

ArcelorMittal SA, the world’s largest steelmaker, cut its forecast for earnings this year after lower than anticipated iron ore prices ate into the pr(...)

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