Gulf Times - Tokyo
S. Korea, Japan and China to hold summit next week

S. Korea, Japan and China to hold summit next week

All three of the neighbours are deeply involved with North Korea -- the South as its neighbour, key US ally Japan as a sometime target for its threats, and China as its key diplomatic backer and business partner.

Futuristic superheroes picked as Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascots

Futuristic superheroes picked as Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascots

Tokyo Wednesday unveiled its long-awaited mascot for the 2020 Olympic Games: a futuristic blue-checked, doe-eyed character with pointy ears and ‘special powers’ ...

Boarding now for a flight from Tokyo to Paris that never takes off

Boarding now for a flight from Tokyo to Paris that never takes off

Fasten your seatbelts for a flight departing to Paris, and never leave the ground.

Winter storm brings blizzard, freezing temperatures to Japan

Winter storm brings blizzard, freezing temperatures to Japan

Commuters in Tokyo saw temperatures drop to four degrees below zero on Thursday morning, a level the capital had not seen in 48 years.

Panda cub Shan Shan makes public debut in Tokyo

Panda cub Shan Shan makes public debut in Tokyo

The wife of China's ambassador to Japan and the governor of Tokyo turned out on Monday to help mark this week's public debut of Japan's popular panda cub, who turned six-months-old this month.

Delta flight makes emergency landing in Tokyo

Delta flight makes emergency landing in Tokyo

A Delta flight travelling from Shanghai to Seattle made an emergency landing on Thursday in Tokyo due to a possible fuel leak, a Japanese transport ministry official said.

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 ...