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Oil that reached Japan shores likely from sunken tanker

Oil that reached Japan shores likely from sunken tanker

Samples of oily matter that washed up on February 8 on the shores of the Okinoerabu and Yoron islands in the Amami chain were found to be linked to the Sanchi's sinking, the Coast Guard said.

Japanese man wins custody of 13 children born to surrogates

Japanese man wins custody of 13 children born to surrogates

Mitsutoki Shigeta, 28, became the centre of a "baby factory" scandal in 2014 after Thai police said DNA samples linked him to nine infants found under the care of 24-hour nannies in a plush Bangkok apartment.

Japan's Coincheck reports to regulators over $530 million cryptocurrency heist

Japan's Coincheck reports to regulators over $530 million cryptocurrency heist

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc, under pressure to better safeguard investors after the daring theft of $530 million of digital money last month, filed on Tuesday a report with regulators on the hacking, a person familiar with the matter said.

US Navy probes alleged drug use by sailors in Japan

US Navy probes alleged drug use by sailors in Japan

The US Navy said Saturday it was probing sailors at a base in Japan over alleged drug use and vowed no tolerance for any misconduct.

US to unveil 'toughest sanctions ever' on N Korea: Pence

US to unveil 'toughest sanctions ever' on N Korea: Pence

Washington will soon unveil its ‘toughest and most aggressive sanctions’ ever against North Korea, US Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday after talks with Japan's Prime Minister in Tokyo.

Japan authorities find body part after army helicopter crash

Japan authorities find body part after army helicopter crash

Japanese authorities said Tuesday they had recovered a body part during the search for a crew member missing in a deadly military helicopter crash in the country's southwest.

One dead, another missing in Japan army helicopter crash

One dead, another missing in Japan army helicopter crash

A 26-year-old co-pilot was found unconscious following the crash in the town of Kanzaki and later confirmed dead, a defence ministry spokesman said.

Japan army helicopter crashes in residential area: local official

Japan army helicopter crashes in residential area: local official

A Japanese military helicopter crashed Monday in a residential area in the southwest of the country, setting at least one home on fire, local officials said.

WWII bomb defused in Hong Kong after thousands evacuated

WWII bomb defused in Hong Kong after thousands evacuated

A wartime bomb was defused in Hong Kong on Thursday after forcing a busy commercial district into lockdown, with roads closed and thousands evacuated from surrounding shops, hotels and offices.

Japan fire kills 11 at home for elderly people

Japan fire kills 11 at home for elderly people

Eleven people were killed in northern Japan after fire broke out at a home for elderly people with financial difficulties, police said on Thursday.

Fujifilm says to slash 10,000 jobs at Xerox JV, after report on new deal

Fujifilm says to slash 10,000 jobs at Xerox JV, after report on new deal

Japan's Fujifilm Holdings said it is cutting 10,000 jobs globally at its joint venture with Xerox Corp to cope with a decline in the photocopying business, amid speculation of a new deal between the two companies.

Woman sues Japanese government over forced sterilization as a teen

Woman sues Japanese government over forced sterilization as a teen

A Japanese woman who was forcibly sterilised as a teenager due to intellectual disabilities sued the government on Tuesday in the first case of its kind, seeking compensation because her basic human rights had been trampled on.