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The Diamond Princess cruise ship has  3,600 people quarantined onboard due to fears of the new COVID-19 coronavirus. It is berthed at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama port. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty

Built on reclaimed land in a soulless landscape of tickertape roads and container warehouses, Daikoku Pier has been temporary home to the Diamond Prin(...)

Shiori Ito at a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Tokyo on Thursday. Photograph:  Franck Robichon/EPA

It was not hard to understand this week why Shiori Ito has become something of a feminist icon in Japan. Four years after unleashing claims of rape ag(...)

France’s players attend a training session at the Fuji Hokuroku Park in Fujiyoshida, ahead of the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup. Photgraph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images.

A: About the event: The world’s top 20 rugby squads will duke it out over six weeks at 12 venues in Japan, from the opening match in Tokyo on Septembe(...)

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(...)

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