Megumi Lim

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6 Jun 2018 | 8:38 AM

Japanese woman hopes Trump-Kim summit will bring news of missing twin

KOFU, Japan (Reuters) - It has been more than 30 years since the identical twin sister of Japanese teacher Misa Morimoto vanished, believed to have been abducted by North Korea.

13 Apr 2018 | 4:01 PM

Japanese engineer builds giant robot to realise ‘Gundam’ dream

Japanese engineer Masaaki Nagumo had always dreamed of suiting up as a robot from "Mobile Suit Gundam", his favourite animation series growing up. Now he has made it a reality by creating a giant humanoid inspired by the science fiction franchise.

9 Mar 2018 | 11:29 AM

Seven years after tsunami, Japanese live uneasily with seawalls

RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan (Reuters) - When a massive earthquake struck in 2011, Japanese oyster fisherman Atsushi Fujita was working as usual by the sea. Soon after, a huge black wave slammed into his city and killed nearly 2,000 people.

21 Nov 2017 | 7:59 AM

Dying at home rather than in hospital, elderly Japanese 'go to the afterlife quietly'

TOKYO (Reuters) - After he was diagnosed with leukaemia in July, Katsuo Saito decided not to treat it and opted for palliative care. He had a hard time finding a bed at a hospice or hospital, so he spent most of his remaining weeks at home.

17 Jun 2017 | 9:20 PM

U.S. Navy destroyer collides with merchant vessel near Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) - Search and rescue efforts went on after dark for seven U.S. sailors missing after the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship more than three times its size off eastern Japan early on Saturday.

21 Mar 2017 | 8:13 PM

Japan's 'King Kazu' welcomes World Cup expansion

TOKYO (Reuters) - Kazuyoshi Miura, the oldest goalscorer in Japanese professional football, has welcomed FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026 and said he still dreamt of playing in the tournament for the first time.

25 Jan 2017 | 2:59 PM

Japan hails first home-grown sumo grand champion in 19 years

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan rejoiced on Wednesday as sumo wrestler Kisenosato became the first Japanese born and bred grand champion in nearly two decades, ending foreign-born wrestlers' domination of the ancient sport's top rank.

19 Jan 2017 | 9:05 PM

Japan hotelier's Nanjing Massacre denial sparks tourism boycott calls

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese hotelier's denial of a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops in the Chinese city of Nanjing has prompted Chinese social media calls for a boycott of travel to Japan, threatening tourist arrivals days before the Lunar New Year holidays.

22 Dec 2016 | 10:27 PM

Japan's female hunters take aim at wild boar, stereotypes

FUKUI, Japan (Reuters) - Chiaki Kodama blows her deer whistle and soon a male deer wanders into sight. She slowly takes aim and squeezes the trigger.

20 Jun 2016 | 6:30 AM

Less is more as Japanese minimalist movement grows

TOKYO (Reuters) - Fumio Sasaki's one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meagre scattering of various other items.