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Body of slain doctor arrives in Japan after Afghan shooting

Body of slain doctor arrives in Japan after Afghan shooting

The body of Tetsu Nakamura, a beloved Japanese doctor who was shot to death in Afghanistan after decades of his earnest support for the country, was brought back to Japan on Sunday.

Gunmen kill head of Japan aid agency, 5 others in east Afghanistan

Gunmen kill head of Japan aid agency, 5 others in east Afghanistan

Gunmen killed six people, including the head of a Japanese aid agency, on Wednesday in an attack on their vehicle in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.

Japan clears restart at nuclear reactor closest to epicentre of 2011 quake

Japan clears restart at nuclear reactor closest to epicentre of 2011 quake

Japan's Tohoku Electric Power said on Wednesday it has won initial regulatory approval to restart a reactor at its Onagawa power plant, more than 8 years after it was damaged in the earthquake and tsunami ...

South Korea, Japan seek summit after intel pact thaw

South Korea, Japan seek summit after intel pact thaw

Japan and South Korean foreign ministers agreed Saturday to arrange a summit between their leaders next month, seeking to build on a lowering of tensions after Seoul stuck to a key military pact.

Japanese actress Erika Sawajiri arrested for suspected drug possession

Japanese actress Erika Sawajiri arrested for suspected drug possession

Japanese actress Erika Sawajiri, famous for her role in 2005 drama "1 Litre of Tears", has been arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs, NHK reported on Saturday citing unnamed sources.

Japan imperial couple rides through Tokyo in grand enthronement parade

Japan imperial couple rides through Tokyo in grand enthronement parade

Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako rode through central Tokyo on Sunday in a motorcade to mark this year's imperial succession as well-wishers waved national flags...

Rescuers hunt for missing as landslides, floods kill 10 in Japan

Rescuers hunt for missing as landslides, floods kill 10 in Japan

Rescuers worked by hand to clear debris from a landslide triggered by heavy rains in central Japan on Saturday, as the toll from the storms rose to 10 dead with a further three people reportedly missing.

Two dead, one missing in landslides weeks after typhoon hit Japan

Two dead, one missing in landslides weeks after typhoon hit Japan

Two people were killed and another person was missing in landslides on Friday, local officials and news reports said, as Japan was hit by heavy rains just two weeks after a deadly typhoon barrelled through the country.

Qatar-Japan ties have achieved quantum leap, says envoy

Qatar-Japan ties have achieved quantum leap, says envoy

Ambassador of Qatar to Japan Hassan bin Mohamed Rafi al-Emadi stressed the strength of Qatar's relations with Japan, especially economic and commercial, where Japan leads Qatar's energy partners.

'Unbearable' back pain forces Duterte to cut short trip to Japan

'Unbearable' back pain forces Duterte to cut short trip to Japan

President Rodrigo Duterte, who attended the enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito in Japan on Tuesday, is coming back to the Philippines ahead of schedule due to back pain

Japanese emperor publicly proclaims his enthronement in centuries-old ceremony

Japanese emperor publicly proclaims his enthronement in centuries-old ceremony

Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally proclaimed his ascendancy to the throne on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by dignitaries from more than 180 countries, pledging to fulfil his duty as a symbol of the state.

Amir attends enthronement ceremony of Japanese emperor

Amir attends enthronement ceremony of Japanese emperor

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani participated in the enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito of Japan which took place at the Imperial Place in Tokyo on Tuesday.