Fukuoka

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Japan celebrate their win over Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Relive Irish misery and Japanese joy in reverse. Last year provided a fascinating study in how everything can go wrong when a sports team is unequippe(...)

A cameraman films a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, Japan Japan Exchange Group  announced it stopped tradings for the entire day due to a system failure. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

The Tokyo Stock Exchange suspended share trading for the full day on Thursday as glitch in its electronic trading system caused the worst outage ever (...)

Kane Tanaka is usually up by 6am and enjoys studying mathematics. Photograph: Takuto Kaneko/Kyodo News via AP

A 117-year-old woman with a weakness for fizzy drinks and chocolate has become Japan’s oldest person on record, as the country marks a public holiday (...)

A resident wades through flood water caused by torrential rains to go to their home in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture. Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Torrential rain that caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving north-east on Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan’s main island, swelling(...)

Last year’s race saw a record number of 22,500 runners. Photo: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Race on, off or otherwise, the 2020 Dublin Marathon will this week be reviewing its starting orders. It may be time, race director Jim Aughney has adm(...)

Spring time in Japan with cherry blossoms in full bloom.

You have to feel for the Japanese Olympics Committee. However successfully or otherwise they battle coronavirus this summer, there’s still the variabl(...)

Minister for justice Masako Mori said Japan is a law-abiding country. Photograph: Getty

Japan has executed its first foreigner in 10 years, a Chinese man convicted over the 2003 murder and robbery of a family of four. Wei Wei (40) was ha(...)

High-performance analyst Vinny Hammond and Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton at the Ireland Rugby press conference in Fukuoka, Japan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Back in 2002, when they were the 16-year-old half-backs with a touring team from St Mary’s College, Johnny Sexton and Vinny Hammond, one of the Irish (...)

 Bundee Aki tackles Ulupano Seuteni of Samoa leading to his red card. Photograph: EPA

Bundee Aki will miss the rest of the World Cup after receiving a three-week ban for his red card against Samoa. The Ireland centre was sent off in t(...)

South African referee Jaco Peyer gives a yellow card to Samoa’s flanker TJ Ioane  during the Pool A match between Japan and Samoa at the City of Toyota Stadium last Saturday. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images

The World Cup has become extremely serious everywhere else. Not down Fukuoka way. Tuipola Evan Charlton stood before a room of largely Irish journalis(...)

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