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# Japan

29th November 2023
US military Osprey aircraft with six onboard crashes off southern Japan
The Japanese coast guard are conducted a search and rescue operation.
Last month
October 2023
Second round of Fukushima wastewater release begins
Beijing has repeatedly criticised the release and banned all Japanese seafood imports in response.
This year
Second round of Fukushima wastewater release to start next week
Japan has been discharging into the Pacific some of the 1.34 million tonnes of wastewater that has collected since a tsunami crippled the facility in 2011.
Japan overpower debutants Chile in World Cup opener
It finished 42-12.
Italy held by North Macedonia, Japan humiliate Euro 2024 hosts Germany
Up next for Germany is Tuesday’s meeting with France in Dortmund.
Japan's biggest boy band agency admits founder sexually abused young aspiring stars
Allegations were first made against Johnny Kitagawa decades ago.
UN nuclear watchdog says wastewater released from Fukushima plant not harmful
The International Atomic Energy Agency said that the first releases of the water do not contain any radionuclide at levels that would be harmful.
Glitch halts Toyota factories in Japan
The company said the glitch prevented its system from processing orders for parts, resulting in a suspension of a dozen Japan factories.
Japan begins releasing wastewater from Fukushima nuclear plant into Pacific
More than 10 people were arrested trying to enter the Japanese embassy in Seoul over the decision.
Japan to release Fukushima’s radioactive wastewater 12 years on from tsunami disaster
the International Atomic Energy Agency said in July the release would have a “negligible radiological impact on people and the environment”.
Liam Williams has no plans to end Wales career despite move to Japan
Williams is set for a post-World Cup stint in Japan that will sideline him from the Six Nations next year.
Hiroshima officials condemn growing support for nuclear weapons as city commemorates bombing
The atomic bomb dropped by the United States on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 destroyed the city, killing 140,000 people.
Red-hot Miyazawa fires Japan into World Cup quarters
Japan were 3-1 winners in Wellington.
Warner Bros Japan apologises as Barbie and Oppenheimer memes spark anger online in country
Warner Bros Japan said they are urging US the headquarters to “take appropriate action”.
Cerberus heatwave: Forest fires in Greece as temperatures reach new highs
China today said the mercury hit 52.2 degrees in the northwest over the weekend, setting a record for mid-July.
In Japan, authorities issued heatstroke alerts for tens of millions of people in 20 of its 47 prefectures.
California's Death Valley, often among the hottest places on Earth, reached a near-record 52 degrees yesterday afternoon.
Temperatures are likely to hit 40 degrees in Rome today and 42-43 degrees tomorrow.
Hundreds of South Koreans protest Japan's plan to release Fukushima plant water into sea
Over 1 million cubic metres of water accumulated at the Fukushima plant which went into meltdown following the 2011 tsunami.
Japanese politicians and public mark first anniversary of Shinzo Abe assassination
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pledged to tackle pressing political goals as a way of honouring Abe’s wishes.
Latest World Bank report offers dim outlook for global economy in 2023
The bank’s latest Global Economic Prospects report, which it issued today, marks an upgrade from its previous forecast in January.
Three people, including two police, dead after attack by man with rifle and knife in Japan
A suspect with a rifle and knife was holed up inside a building, police and media reports added.
Zelenskyy to attend G7 in Hiroshima as bloc targets Russia 'war machine'
US President Joe Biden said Washington will support providing advanced warplanes, including F-16 fighter jets, to Ukraine.
US set to unveil 'significant' new sanctions on Russia at G7 summit in Hiroshima
Over three days, leaders will try to forge a united front on Russia, China and a host of other issues.
Magnitude 6.3 earthquake shakes central Japan
The quake hit the central Ishikawa region at 2.42 pm (05.42 GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometres, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
Strong finish by Waterford's Hurley to first round in Japan
The Handa Championship takes place in Omitama in Japan on the DP World Tour.
China and Ukraine to dominate discussion as G7 foreign ministers meet in Japan
Diplomats from the world’s seven largest economies are gathering in Japan.
Japanese Prime Minister unhurt after explosive device thrown during campaign event
No one was injured in the blast.
North Korea fires missile believed to be new type of weapon
The potentially new type of missile prompted an evacuation order on Japan’s northernmost island.
North Korea fires long range missile just hours before South Korea-Japan summit
The launch, North Korea’s third this week, was a potent reminder of the regional security challenges.
Japanese space rocket destructs after second failed blast-off attempt
There was no immediate explanation given for why the launch failed.
Retallick joins exodus of All Blacks signing for Japan clubs
The veteran 31-year-old has opted for a second stint with Kobe-based Kobelco Steelers.
All Blacks star Beauden Barrett to return to Japan alongside Aaron Smith
The duo have signed to play for Japanese side Toyota Verblitz after the World Cup.
Suspect charged with murder in assassination of Japan’s former leader Shinzo Abe
Tetsuya Yamagami was arrested immediately after allegedly shooting the former prime minister with a homemade gun.
Last year
Pritzker-winning Japanese architect Arata Isozaki dies aged 91
Isozaki won the Pritzker Architecture Prize, internationally the highest honour in the field, in 2019.
17 dead after days of heavy snow in Japan
Some areas have seen almost a metre of snowfall in 24 hours.
Japanese startup, carrying DCU lab samples, launches historic moon mission
The DCU samples will be used to study how moon dust adheres to different surfaces.
Modric watches on helplessly but dream of ultimate glory lives on
Croatia triumph over Japan but star’s struggles are indication of a side who have reached their peak in the World Cup.
Croatia progress to World Cup quarter-finals after penalty shootout win over Japan
Goalkeeper Dominik Livaković was the hero, saving three spot kicks.
Japan shock Spain and eliminate Germany on roller-coaster World Cup night
Recounting an astonishing night as Japan came from behind to beat Spain 2-1 and knock out Germany in the process.
Costa Rica stun Japan to hand Germany World Cup lifeline
The result left Spain, Japan and Costa Rica all on three points in the group.
Japan come from behind in stunning win against Germany
Japan blew the Group of Death wide open with a 2-1 win at the Khalifa Stadium.
North Korean missile may have had range to hit US mainland, Japan says
The intercontinental ballistic missile is believed to have landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone this morning.