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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 (...)

Firefighters carry on rescue works after an explosion at a restaurant in Sapporo, in the northern Hokkaido prefecture on Sunday. Photograph: Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images

More than 40 people were injured in an explosion on Sunday at a bar in Sapporo in northern Japan, Kyodo news agency reported. There was no immediate (...)

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(...)

Brendan Walsh: ‘The main concern here is not this missile, but rather the next one and the one after that.’

Residents in Japan awoke to sirens and text alerts this morning, warning of a ballistic missile fired by North Korea over Japan’s northern island of H(...)

A bunch of 30 Ruby Roman grapes was sold for 1.1 million yen which works out at about €327 per ping-pong sized grape. Photograph: Getty Images

A bunch of grapes has been sold for a record price of 1.1million yen or €9,810 at an auction in a wholesale market in Japan. The bunch of 30 Ruby Ro(...)