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The Ocado Customer Fulfilment Centre in Hatfield on the outskirts of London. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/File Photo/Reuters

Ocado Group Plc licensed its online grocery system to Japanese retailer Aeon, expanding the UK ecommerce company’s technology to a new market in one o(...)

People in a street covered with mud in Kawasaki, near Tokyo: typhoon Hagibis hit Japan provoking landslides and overflowing rivers. Photograph: Jiji Press

The vast majority of people in Tokyo watched the destruction wrought by the weekend’s typhoon in the same way as people around the world: on their tel(...)

A man walks through debris of damaged houses by a tornado caused by typhoon Hagibis in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, October 12th 2019. Photograph: EPA/Jiji Press

One man was killed and more than 3 million people were advised to evacuate as a powerful typhoon bore down on the Japanese capital on Saturday, bringi(...)

Rhys Ruddock was born in Dublin during his father Mike’s brief yet memorable Bective season.   Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

There is probably some long-standing rule among writers, journalists, and other word-managers that says: “When you start stealing from your own work, (...)

Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby in Ichihara Suporeku Park, Tokyo. He provided plenty of words on set-piece mechanisms without offering any quotes. Photograph: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

First rule of sports reporting is to gain access. Second rule of sports reporting is to unearth usable quotes. Dead late for the Japan’s unlisted pres(...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt, scrum coach Greg Feek and defence coach Andy Farrell at a training session in Ichihara Suporeku Park, Tokyo. Photograph: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Joe Schmidt and the Irish coaches have rarely had the welcome dilemma of choosing from a full deck in midfield, but in the anticipated absence of Robb(...)

Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw could miss Ireland’s game against Scotland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Robbie Henshaw’s availability for the World Cup opener against Scotland on Sunday week and the entire tournament is under threat after the 26-year-old(...)

A man rides a moped through a flooded street due to a typhoon in Tokyo on Monday. Photograph: Kyodo News via AP

A typhoon blew across the Tokyo metropolitan area on Monday morning, killing one person and causing dozens of injuries, while disrupting rush-hour tra(...)

French marathon swimmer Ben Lecomte at the start of his attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean, in Choshi, Japan. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Professional distance swimmer Ben Lecomte has set off from Japan on a journey to San Francisco in an attempt to become the first person to swim across(...)

 Jean-Michel Basquiat’s ‘Untitled’, which has sold for €99m. Photograph: Sotheby’s via AP

An artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat has sold for a record $110.5 million (about €99 million) at an auction in New York. Sotheby’s said the sale of Unt(...)

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