Shinzo Abe

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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 (...)

Minister for justice Masako Mori said Japan is a law-abiding country. Photograph: Getty

Japan has executed its first foreigner in 10 years, a Chinese man convicted over the 2003 murder and robbery of a family of four. Wei Wei (40) was ha(...)

A policeman fires a teargas shell during a protest against a new citizenship law at the Seelampur area of New Delhi, India on Tuesday.  Photograph: Manish Swarup/AP

India’s controversial Citizenship Amendment Act has not only triggered violent protests across the country, but also adversely impacted New Delhi’s di(...)

 Demonstrators shout slogans next to a burning barricade during a protest against the Indian government’s Citizenship Amendment Bill in Guwahati on Thursday. Photograph:   Biju Boro/AFP via Getty Images

Army troops have been deployed across India’s northeastern region against thousands of demonstrators, who defied curfew, burnt buses and cars and atta(...)

President Donald Trump meets with French president Emmanuel Macron   at Winfield House in London on Tuesday. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

Like the Big Bad Wolf of childhood tales, Donald Trump threatens to huff and puff and blow the house down. Sometimes he relents, sometimes he does not(...)

North Korea’s state media on Saturday lashed out at Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe as an “imbecile and political dwarf” for calling Pyongyang’s latest test of a large multiple-rocket launcher a ballistic missile launch and warned he may see a real one in the near future. Photograph: KCNA/KNS/AFP via Getty Images

North Korea’s state media on Saturday lashed out at Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe as an “imbecile and political dwarf” for calling Pyongyang’s l(...)

A man passes an advertisement board of Sukiyabashi Jiro in Tokyo. The restaurant  was stripped of its Michelin because it no longer opens to the general public. Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP via Getty Images

The world’s best sushi restaurant has been stripped of its three Michelin stars. But the decision, announced in Tokyo on Tuesday, has nothing to do wi(...)

A man carries damaged goods by the floods in Nagano, Japan on Tuesday. Photograph:  EPA/Jiji Press Japan

The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades climbed to 66 on Tuesday as rescuers slogged through mud and debris in an increasingly gr(...)

Japan self-defence forces evacuate a flooded area during search and rescue operations in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis in Marumori, Miyagi. Photograph: Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images.

Rescue workers waded through muddy, waist-high waters on Monday searching for missing people after one of the worst typhoons to hit Japan in recent h(...)

Rescue personnel use boats to evacuate people and care-givers from the Kawagoe Kings Garden elderly care centre in Kawagoe city, Saitama prefecture, on Sunday. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/ AFP via Getty Images

At least 33 people have died and many others others are missing after one of the most powerful typhoons in decades struck wide areas of Japan’s main i(...)

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