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Athletics 07 Aug 2019 | 6:25 PM

Olympics - 1,000km relay to honour 2011 disaster victims ends in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) - A 1000 kilometre, two-week relay which started in Northern Japan to raise awareness for the 2011 earthquake and tsunami ended in Tokyo on Wednesday in swelteringly conditions.

World 24 Jul 2019 | 10:36 AM

Japan's Tepco to decommission second, undamaged Fukushima nuclear plant - Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power plans to scrap its Fukushima Daini nuclear station, located a few miles south of the bigger Fukushima Daiichi plant where three reactors melted down in 2011 after an earthquake and tsunami, Kyodo News reported on Wednesday.

AseanPlus News 01 Apr 2019 | 11:32 PM

Akita dog honoured by Japanese police for saving the life of an elderly woman

Mame, a 12-year-old from the town of Senboku, in Akita Prefecture, alerted her owner to the old lady, who was slumped by the side of the road.

AseanPlus News 29 Nov 2018 | 11:53 PM

Japanese woman dumps dad with Alzheimer’s. He remembers, she’s arrested

The 79-year-old was abandoned at a motorway service station 70km from his home in a case that recalls the ancient Japanese tradition of ‘ubasute’, in which elderly relatives are abandoned in remote spots

World 14 Sep 2018 | 6:28 PM

Hokkaido races to secure power supplies before winter grips island

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is racing to secure power supplies ahead of winter after a devastating quake left 41 people dead and damaged generating stations on the northern island of Hokkaido, where temperatures regularly drop well below zero in colder months.

Other Sport 25 Feb 2018 | 12:10 PM

Skaters let their hair down at final Olympic event

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Rappers, Spiderman and a sultry tiger took to the ice on Sunday as the world's top skaters let their creativity take over in a gala exhibition, the final figure skating event at the Pyeongchang Games.