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Tokyo airport to be 'scattered' with robots for 2020 Olympics

Tokyo airport to be 'scattered' with robots for 2020 Olympics

Among the seven robots on show was a fluffy cat mascot that can carry out simultaneous interpretation in four different languages.

Three dead in samurai sword attack at Tokyo shrine

Three dead in samurai sword attack at Tokyo shrine

Shigenaga Tomioka, 56, set upon his older sister Nagako, chief priestess at Tomioka Hachimangu shrine, with a samurai sword in a rare violent assault in the Japanese capital.

Relief for Tokyo as first new 2020 Olympic venue opens

Relief for Tokyo as first new 2020 Olympic venue opens

Tokyo opened its first new permanent venue for the 2020 Olympics Saturday in a welcome public relations boost for the organisers after a series of setbacks.

Ivanka Trump condemns harassment of women at work

Ivanka Trump condemns harassment of women at work

The 36-year-old Ivanka Trump was speaking at the World Assembly for Women's conference, currently taking place in the Japanese capital.

Japan braces for election-day typhoon rains

Japan braces for election-day typhoon rains

A typhoon is expected to lash Japan with heavy rains on Sunday, potentially weighing on turnout as millions of voters head to the polls in the world's third-biggest economy.

In latest twist of Japan election drama, Tokyo's Koike says won't seek seat

In latest twist of Japan election drama, Tokyo's Koike says won't seek seat

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, whose new party is challenging Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc in the Oct. 22 national election, said she would ‘100 percent’ not run in the poll ...

Smash hit: Ping pong robot takes on Olympian at Tokyo tech fair

Smash hit: Ping pong robot takes on Olympian at Tokyo tech fair

A ping-pong-playing robot served up a hit at a top Tokyo tech fair Monday, while a barely-moving machine in the shape of a sloth aimed to provide a relaxing change of pace.

Abe dissolves parliament ahead of tough election battle

Abe dissolves parliament ahead of tough election battle

Members of the lower house raised their arms and shouted "Banzai" three times -- the Japanese equivalent of "three cheers" -- after the speaker read out a letter from Shinzo Abe officially dissolving the chamber.

Fragrant name for baby panda unveiled in Tokyo

Fragrant name for baby panda unveiled in Tokyo

The name, written with the Chinese character for fragrant, was chosen from more than 322,000 suggestions submitted by the public.

IOC chief Bach ready for 'successful' week

IOC chief Bach ready for 'successful' week

This week's meetings in the Peruvian capital will on Wednesday see Paris and Los Angeles formally approved as Olympic hosts in 2024 and 2028 in a historic double award engineered by Bach.

Stricken Japan flight suffered major turbine damage: JAL

Stricken Japan flight suffered major turbine damage: JAL

Japanese officials have begun an investigation into Tuesday's "serious incident" at Tokyo's Haneda Airport where the jet carrying 233 passengers and 18 crew was forced into an emergency landing.

It's a girl! Gender of baby panda born in Tokyo revealed

It's a girl! Gender of baby panda born in Tokyo revealed

A panda born this month at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo is female, the zoo announced on Friday. Newly-released images show the tiny baby nestled against the side of her mother, Shin Shin, and also being measured by a worker.