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Asia & Oceania 11 Jul 2017 | 6:00 AM Premium

Unesco listing for island where no women are allowed

Okinoshima, a sacred island in Japan where women are banned and men have to be ritually naked on Unesco’s World Heritage Listing.

Japan 15 Jul 2017 | 1:23 PM Premium

No visitors allowed on Japan's men-only UNESCO island

Tokyo (AFP) - Visitors will not be allowed to set foot on a men-only UNESCO World Heritage island in Japan from next year, an official said Saturday.

Japan 10 Jul 2017 | 8:50 AM Premium

No girls allowed: Japan's men-only island gets UNESCO nod

TOKYO (AFP) - A men-only island in Japan where women are banned and male visitors must bathe naked in the sea before visiting its shrine, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.

AseanPlus News 16 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

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AseanPlus News 16 Sep 2015 | 1:17 PM Premium

Japan protests after 'Russian' plane enters airspace

TOKYO - Tokyo has lodged a protest with Moscow after a foreign aircraft -- believed to be Russian -- briefly violated its airspace, prompting Tokyo to scramble four fighter jets, government officials said Wednesday.