Japan decided to raise the coronavirus alert level in the capital’s three neighbouring prefectures and a fourth area in central Japan on Friday to allow tougher measures as a more contagious coronavirus variant spreads and adds to doubts about whether the Tokyo Olympics can go ahead.
Japan has announced that it will raise the coronavirus alert level in Tokyo to allow tougher measures to curb the rapid spread of a more contagious variant ahead of the Summer Olympics.
Doctors in Japan say they have successfully performed the world’s first transplant of lung tissue from living donors to a patient with severe lung damage from Covid-19.
Caterham Cars has been acquired by Japanese firm VT Holdings.
Japan has designated Osaka and two other areas for new coronavirus control steps as infections in those areas rise less than four months before the Tokyo Olympics.
The Japanese government is calling for further investigation into the origins of Covid-19, claiming that the World Health Organisation (WHO) report released this week was based on work that faced delays and lacked access to essential virus samples.
A strong earthquake off northern Japan has shaken buildings in Tokyo and triggered a tsunami advisory for a part of the country’s northern coast.
A strong earthquake has been felt in Japan’s capital.
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl feels it is “nonsense” for players like Japan forward Takumi Minamino to be flying across the globe for international fixtures during a pandemic.
Japan marked the 10th anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that hit its northeastern region, where many survivors’ lives are still on hold.
In 2018, the Scottish Government and the City of Yokohama shared the philosophy of “growing together” in a joint declaration on interchange and collaboration.
In July 2018, the Scottish Government and the City of Yokohama declared their intentions to collaborate on the areas of culture and tourism, marine and subsea industries, sports and education.
The state of emergency Japan set up to curb the spread of the coronavirus is set to be lifted in six urban areas this weekend.
A forest fire has broken out in a rural area north of Tokyo, close to another blaze which has been burning for four days.
Toshihiro Mibe, a research and development expert set to become president of Japanese car giant Honda, has promised to steer the company towards new growth by focusing on ecological models and safety technology.
The Japanese economy grew at an annual rate of 12.7% in October-December, marking the second straight quarter of growth amid a recovery from its pandemic slump, according to government data released on Monday.
Residents in north-eastern Japan cleaned up clutter and debris in stores and homes on Sunday after a strong earthquake set off a landslide on a highway, damaged some buildings and parts of bullet train lines and caused power blackouts for thousands of people.
A strong earthquake has struck off the coast of north-eastern Japan, shaking Fukushima, Miyagi and nearby areas.
Yoshiro Mori’s departure as organising committee chief is the latest setback to the beleaguered Tokyo Olympics.
Japan has welcomed Britain’s decision to deploy the Royal Navy’s new carrier strike group to the Indo-Pacific region amid growing tensions with China over navigation rights.
A US judge has cleared the way for the extradition of an American father and son accused of sneaking ex-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Japan in a box.
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach believes the Tokyo 2020 Games will provide the “light at the end of the tunnel” amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee have dismissed renewed speculation that the delayed Tokyo 2020 Games are set to be cancelled.
The UK and Japan are working together on developing new automated technologies to safely decommission old nuclear sites such as Fukushima as part of a £12 million partnership.
One person was killed and at least 17 injured in a massive crash of at least 134 vehicles in blizzard conditions in Japan.
Sitting in a darkened cinema as a teenager, recovering from an accident that almost cost him his leg, Ronnie Watt was wondering what to do with his life… when James Bond gave him the answer.
It’s 75 years since a grateful British nation paused to commemorate the memory of the myriad men and women who sacrificed their lives during the Second World War.
A north-east woman has told of her experience in a Japanese interment camp during the second world war.
Today marks 75 years since Japan surrendered to the Allied forces on August 15 1945, ending the Second World War’s hostilities. Gayle Ritchie looks at how our newspapers covered VJ Day.
South-east Asia was hell on earth for the Black Watch as they fought to reclaim the land from the Japanese.