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High waves triggered by Typhoon Jebi are seen at a fishing port in Aki, Kochi Prefecture, western Japan. Photograph: Reuters

Japan issued evacuation advisories for more than a million people and cancelled hundreds of flights as Typhoon Jebi sliced across the west on Tuesday,(...)

Musicians playing at a St Patrick’s Day event in Tokyo. Photograph: Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Japan

As part of his practice regime for this month’s Fleadh Cheoil in Drogheda, Taro Nagata hauls his fiddle up into the Alps in Nagano Prefecture in centr(...)

When Lost In Translation was released in 2003, it became many a cinephile’s dream to go and immerse themselves in the brilliant, bizarre culture of Ja(...)

A kimono-clad woman using a sun umbrella on a street during a heatwave in Tokyo, Japan on Monday. Photograph:  Issei Kato/Reuters

The temperature rose to a record 41.1 Celsius in a city northwest of Tokyo on Monday, as a heatwave in Japan that has killed at least 23 people and se(...)

Residents are evacuated  from floodwaters caused by heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture. Torrents of rainfall and flooding continued to batter southwestern Japan. Photograph: AP

Unprecedented rains that have killed at least 66 people also stranded 1,000 in the western Japanese city of Kurashiki on Sunday, including about 100 a(...)

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(...)

The Shannon centre’s  150 employees will  have an influence over the future of Jaguar and Land Rover quite out of proportion to its size in the 43,000-strong global employee roster

Dr Ralf Speth makes most busy people look lazy. Just off a long flight from India, he had stopped off in Shannon to see the progress at the Jaguar Lan(...)

A screenshot from a YouTube video shows women climbing up a sumo ring to treat  city mayor Ryozo Tatami,  in a gym in Maizuru, Kyoto prefecture, Japan. Photograph: Kyodo/via Reuters

The Japan Sumo Association apologised on Thursday after female medics were asked to leave a sumo ring where they were treating a local official who ha(...)

An image of Mongee bananas. Photograph: D&T Farm

First there were avocados with no stones; now we have bananas with edible skin. A Japanese farm has used what it calls the “freeze-thaw awakening met(...)

The magic, mystery and mayhem of the Coppers dance floor will rock the Alps this year in Livigno, Italy.

Island hopping in Croatia Go island-hopping and exploring the rocky coast of Croatia in a deluxe yacht. Just picture yourself island-(...)

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