Hokkaidō

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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(...)

Firefighters disinfect a shopping centre to help prevent the spread of the  coronavirus in Tehran, Iran on Friday. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

“We are now on the verge of reaching 100,000 confirmed cases” of coronavirus, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on(...)

HSE staff who are activating the public awareness campaign for Covid-19 (coronavirus) in the baggage hall of Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The cabin crew on an Aer Lingus flight to Dublin from northern Italy on which a woman travelled before testing positive for the coronaviurs have been (...)

Robot tractors demonstrate their capabilities in Iwamizawa, on Hokkaido, Japan. Photograph: The New York Times

Removing the tiny eyes that pockmark potatoes is dull, repetitive and time-consuming work – perfect, it would seem, for robots in a country where the (...)

 Harry Sweeney, owner of Paca Paca Farm, kisses Love And Bubbles, mare of the Japanese Derby winner Deep Brillante, at his farm in Hidaka, Hokkaido, Japan.  Photograph:  Kyodo News Stills via Getty Images

There is a viewing point on Harry Sweeney’s Paca Paca Farm where the sun can be seen sinking evenly beneath the Pacific Ocean and the Hokkaido Mountai(...)

The Quays at 10-12 Temple Bar Square was closed for eight days in January after an inspection by the Food Standards Authority of Ireland.

The discovery of a cockroach infestation led to a closure order being served on a well-known restaurant in Dublin’s Temple Bar last month while two ki(...)

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe  visits the devastated city of Astuma. Photograph: Jiji Press/AFP

The death toll has hit 39 from a powerful earthquake that struck the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido last week. One person remained missing in t(...)

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, (...)

A car  is stuck on a road damaged by an earthquake in Sapporo, Hokkaido prefecture on September 6th. Photograph: Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images

A powerful earthquake on Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido has killed nine people and injured hundreds more after dozens of landslides crus(...)

Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono and China’s foreign minister Wang Yi meeting in Beijing. Photograph: Getty Images

China has urged regional rival Japan to work with it to get strained relations between the two Asian giants back on to a normal track, as Japan’s fore(...)

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