David Mcneill

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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman  and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe: Japan, which is reeling from the impact of Fukushima on its energy policy, is the world’s third-largest financial supporter of coal. Photograph: Eugene Hoshiko

No G20 summit would be complete without the final communique, a diplomatic art form designed to paper over the cracks exposed during the previous two (...)

The stricken   Fukushima  nuclear power plant in  2011. The accident at the   plant was unleashed by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. Photograph:  Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images

Just two years after the Fukushima nuclear accident, Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, was gamely trying to make a virtue out of a catastrophic liab(...)

The pool at Toshimaen Amusement Park in Tokyo, during Japan’s heatwave. Photograph: Ko Sasaki/The New York Times

The dawn air in Tokyo is still and thick, like a heavy wet overcoat. By early morning, the thermometer is at 28 degrees and starting its climb to a su(...)

The Ireland rugby squad at   Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa in Fukuroi,  Japan for a test match in June 2017. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Nearly 10,000 kilometres separate Dublin from the small Japanese city of Fukuroi and, sad to say, it shows. Puzzled looks and mumbled replies greet yo(...)

Yosuke Sasaki died following a knife attack in Dundalk on Wednesday. Photograph: Facebook

Gardaí have found no evidence that yesterday’s attack by an Egyptian teenager is related to terrorism. And it has said that in the wake of the attack(...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe speaks to reporters after having a telephone call with US resident Donald Trump at the prime minister’s former official residence in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday called North Korea’s sixth nuclear test “absolutely intolerable”, but there are conflicting signals from (...)

A combination picture shows (L-R) former Tokyo Electric Power Co chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata and vice presidents Ichiro Takekuro and Sakae Muto. Photograph: Kyodo/via REUTERS.

Three former executives with Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) have gone on trial for failing to prevent the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. Tepco(...)

Toshiba Corporation president Satoshi Tsunakawa at  its headquarters in Tokyo  after the electronics maker released its consolidated earnings results for the April-December 2016 period without auditor approval. Photograph:  Kyodo News via Getty Images

There was yet more bad news last week for shareholders in one of Japan’s most totemic corporate names. Toshiba has reportedly parted company with its (...)

An aerial view shows the quake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Japan was once at the front in the fight against climate change. When the climate debate began heating up in the 1990s, the country was one of the low(...)

Toshiba Corp president and chief executive Hisao Tanaka arrives for a news conference at the company headquarters in Tokyo. Photograph: Reuters

Japan Inc’s efforts to improve the international image of its boardrooms have been dealt a blow with the resignation of top business leaders in a $(...)

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