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Justin Bieber says sorry after Japan war shrine trip

Tokyo - Justin Bieber said sorry and insisted he loved Japan and China after he stepped into a bitter fight over history by visiting a controversial war shrine in Tokyo.
In the Media by Harumi Ozawa (AFP)

Justin Bieber visits controversial Japan war shrine

Tokyo - Justin Bieber courted controversy once again on Wednesday, posting a picture of a Japanese war shrine after an apparent visit to the contentious spot that counts convicted war criminals among the fallen warriors it honours.
In the Media by AFP

Obama arrives in Japan for tension-filled Asia trip

Tokyo - US President Barack Obama arrived in Tokyo Wednesday to launch an Asian tour dedicated to reinvigorating his policy of "rebalancing" US foreign policy towards a dynamic Asia.
In the Media by Huw Griffith (AFP)

Video: Japanese movie 'No Touching At All' trailer

A trailer has been streamed for the movie "No Touching At All," adapted from the manga of the same name, which opens in theaters this May.
In the Media by Can Tran

Lost codes spark Japan airport scramble on eve of Obama trip

Tokyo - Airport authorities in Japan launched a frantic scramble to change security pass codes, an official said Tuesday, the day before Barack Obama arrives, after an airline employee dropped a memo containing the details.
In the Media by AFP

Japan lawmakers visit war shrine on eve of Obama trip

Tokyo - Nearly 150 Japanese lawmakers on Tuesday paid homage at the Yasukuni shrine which honours the nation's war dead, raising the stakes in an already tense region on the eve of US President Barack Obama's visit.
In the Media by Harumi Ozawa (AFP)

Japan PM makes offering to war shrine, but skips visit

Tokyo - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a gift to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine Monday, sparking a Chinese charge that he was offering "a slap in the face" to US President Barack Obama days ahead of his visit.
In the Media by Miwa SUZUKI (AFP)

Video: Japanese anime 'Momo Kyun Sword' 1st promo trailer

A promotional trailer has been streamed for the upcoming anime series called "Momo Kyun Sword" which is adapted from the Japanese tale called "Momotaro."
In the Media by Can Tran

Despite ICJ ruling, Japan proceeds with Pacific whale hunt

Japan announced on Friday it would conduct a scaled-down annual whale hunt in the Northern Pacific this year, according to Reuters. This is despite an international court ruling in March against their Antarctic whaling program.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Female sports penis in sex-reversed newly discovered species

Lavras - Researchers have discovered little-known cave insects in Brazil with odd sexual habits. The troglodyte species has sex-reversed genitalia, the female sporting an elaborate spiked penis that penetrates an opening like a vagina in her male consort.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

Tokyo - Japan said Friday it would redesign its controversial Antarctic whaling mission in a bid to make it more scientific, after a United Nations court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as research.
In the Media by Shigemi SATO (AFP)

Sony plans to sell its stake of Square Enix

Sony Computer Entertainment has announced its plans to sell its shares of Square Enix to the financial firm, SMBC Nikko Securities.
In the Media by Stan Rezaee

Japanese legislators dine on whale meat in defiance of ICJ ruling

In a blatant act of defiance of the United Nation's International Court of Justice ruling in March, Japan is showing they have every intention of resuming whaling in the Antarctic Ocean.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Bitcoin exchange MtGox placed in administration: CEO

Tokyo - Failed Bitcoin exchange MtGox was Wednesday placed in administration by a Japanese court, with an order for bankruptcy expected to be issued soon, its administrator and chief executive said.
In the Media by AFP

Cash-rich global firms face calls to crack open war chests

Tokyo - Impatient shareholders are calling on the world's top firms to start spending some of the eye-popping $2.8 trillion in cash built up since the financial crisis, as analysts warn that their thriftiness could be holding back global growth.
In the Media by Peter Brieger (AFP) - 1 comment

Video: 'Persona 3 the Movie #2' Love Hotel trailer

The newest trailer has been streamed for "Persona 3 The Movie #2: Midsummer Knight's Dream" which hits theaters across Japan on June 7.
In the Media by Can Tran

Op-Ed: TEPCO floods wrong building with radioactive water

In what is becoming a macabre "Comedy of Errors," TEPCO officials are again beset with problems at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. This time, they are blaming the accidental dumping of 200 tons of radioactive water into the wrong place on four pumps.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Japan culls 112,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak

Tokyo - Japan has finished slaughtering 112,000 chickens after confirming its first bird flu infections for three years, with authorities stepping up efforts to swiftly contain the latest outbreak, officials said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Japan stem cell body splashes cash on luxury furniture

Tokyo - A publicly-funded research institute in Japan, already embattled after accusing one of its own stem cell scientists of faking data, has spent tens of thousands of dollars on designer Italian furniture, reportedly to use up its budget.
In the Media by AFP

Taiwanese tourists hurt in Japan deer rampage

Tokyo - Visitors to one of usually-safe Japan's most celebrated spots are being warned to be on the lookout, after two Taiwanese tourists were injured in a rampage by a wild deer.
In the Media by AFP
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