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People wearing protective face masks line up to offer prayers on the first business day of the year at the Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday. Photograph: Soichiro Koriyama/Bloomberg

Japan does not expect to start Covid-19 vaccinations until the end of February, said Yoshihide Suga, as he warned that a state of emergency could soon(...)

Chris Irving, Mio Irving, Naomi Irving and Philip Irving in Düsseldorf

Philip Irving is originally from Greystones, Co Wicklow. He graduated from UCD as a mechanical engineer and emigrated to Japan in 1989. He has been ba(...)

Wales’s Gareth Davies, Dan Biggar and Ross Moriarty arrive on a waterlogged pitch for a training session at The International Stadium  Yokohama on Friday. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

The weather hasn’t finished with the 2019 World Cup just yet. When it rains in Japan, it really does rain. On Friday, it never stopped in Tokyo, drenc(...)

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(...)

Rosita Boland in Bangalore, in India: ‘That we go out of our doors in the morning and mostly return unscathed in the evening seems a small daily miracle to me.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons


Hokusai’s woodcut The Great Wave off Kanagawa. The wave is estimated at more than 10m in height. In January 2014,  a wave off Killard Point in Co Clare was measured at almost 30m.

The Great Wave off Kanagawa, one of the most iconic works of Japanese art, shows a huge breaking wave with foam thrusting forward at its crest, toweri(...)

Satoshi Uematsu, the suspect of Tuesday’s knife attack at a home for the mentally disabled in Japan, sits inside a police van as he leaves a police station in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016. Photograph: Naohiko Hatta/Kyodo News via AP

Satoshi Uematsu, who is accused of carrying out Japan’s worst mass killing in its postwar history, grinned in front of TV cameras and told police he (...)

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(...)

Yvonne Farrell (left) and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects. Photographs: Alice Clancy and James Harris/Royal Academy of Arts London

How do you feel? Does the space you are in have an impact on that? “It’s such an enormous question,” says Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects, sittin(...)