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Police check a collapsed road following an earthquake in Takatsuki, north of Osaka prefecture on Monday. Photograph: Jiji Press/STR/Getty Images

A child crushed by a collapsing wall was among the victims of a powerful earthquake that struck around Osaka, Japan’s second-largest metropolis, on Mo(...)

Tokyo, Japan: the country is Ireland’s biggest trading partner in Asia  but it is one of the most expensive locations in the Irish network of 80 overseas diplomatic missions

The Government is spending almost €23 million on land and a building to house a new Irish embassy in Japan and other State agencies including Enterpri(...)

The single currency slumped nearly 1.9 per cent on Thursday, its largest one-day fall since Britain’s June 2016 Brexit vote shock. Photograph: iStock

The euro on Friday was headed for its worst weekly loss in 19 months after a cautious European Central Bank signalled it will keep interest rates at r(...)

There are few sequels that are better than the original – The Empire Strikes Back, Godfather II, Manon des Sources, Toy Story 2. Noma’s original stor(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo with Gen Vincent K Brooks, commander of United States Forces Korea, at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. Photograph:  Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images

Mike Pompeo said there would be no let-up of sanctions on North Korea until the rogue regime had completed denuclearisation, contradicting Pyongyang’s(...)

Square chief financial officer Sarah Friar: “If you look at all of the stats on women they’re still pretty bad, frankly.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Square’s chief financial officer, Sarah Friar, moved to the payments firm established by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, she did so with an abun(...)

US president Donald Trump steps off Air Force One on return from Singapore: “Everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office,” he tweeted. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty

The United States hopes to see “major disarmament” in North Korea by 2020, secretary of state Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday as President Donald Trump (...)

A photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency shows Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US president Donald Trump during a summit at Sentosa Island, Singapore. Photograph: KCNA

North Korean media hailed Kim Jong-un as the victor in “the meeting of the century” after he met US president Donald Trump for the first time and welc(...)

Toyota’s investment will allow Grab to further expand its range of online to offline services, such as food delivery and digital payments

Toyota has agreed to invest $1 billion (€850 million) in Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab as a lead investor in the company’s ongoing financing(...)

 A South Korean man reads a newspaper reporting the US president Donald Trump meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday in Seoul, South Korea.  Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

South Korea has reacted with a mix of optimism and confusion to the historic summit between Donald Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, aft(...)

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