Countries in eastern Europe are facing rising waves of coronavirus infections, leading to new restrictive measures such as the mandatory use of face masks in Croatia and travel bans or quarantines to be imposed by Hungary.
A hamster Houdini has mesmerised social media after he was pictured shimmying up the corner of a wall to escape.
Parts of Japan still searching for missing people and evacuating those stranded by deadly floods and mudslides were bracing for more pounding rains through the weekend.
Torrential rain that caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving north-east on Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan’s main island, swelling more rivers, triggering mudslides and destroying houses and roads.
The death toll from days of heavy rain and flooding in southern Japan rose to 55 on Tuesday with another dozen people still missing, officials said.
The death toll from three days of heavy rain and flooding in southern Japan rose to 40 on Monday as rescuers searched for 10 missing people and rain threatened wider areas of the main island of Kyushu, officials said.
Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that have left at least 34 people confirmed or presumed dead have hampered search and rescue operations in southern Japan.
Heavy rain in southern Japan has triggered flooding and landslides, leaving more than a dozen people presumed dead, about 10 missing and dozens stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued.
Japan’s economy is reopening cautiously with social-distancing restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Monday on concern over a resurgence of coronavirus cases and pessimism after Wall Street posted its worst week in nearly three months.
A father and son accused of smuggling ex-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Japan in a box are fighting their extradition to the country, arguing their act is not a crime there.
‘We have the three things Japanese tourists want’: Provost says north-east can benefit from ‘historic economic link’ with Japan
The north-east could benefit from its "historic economic link" to Japan, Aberdeen's Lord Provost has said as the UK begins talks on a post-Brexit trade deal.
Japan is set to remove a coronavirus state of emergency from Tokyo and four other prefectures on Monday, allowing businesses to gradually resume.
US president Donald Trump has visited one of his golf courses at the start of the Memorial Day holiday weekend as he urged states to reopen following coronavirus-related lockdowns.
Coronavirus cases continued to drop in much of Asia on Saturday but surged in Latin America, as the world grappled with balancing the urge to restart economies with fears about health risks.
The fluffy, pillow-like Japanese milk loaf, Shokupan, is one of those iconic world breads and a breakfast staple in its home country.
Japan has launched its new space defence unit to monitor and counter threats to the country’s satellites.
Chinese billionaire Jack Ma is stepping down from the board of SoftBank Group Corp, as the Japanese technology company struggles over its risky investments such as office-sharing venture WeWork.
Japan’s economic growth plunged into recession in the first quarter as the coronavirus pandemic diminished production, exports and spending.
Communities across the world are adapting to the realities of living with the coronavirus pandemic while battling to save their economies.
The coronavirus in Japan has brought not just an epidemic of infections, but also an onslaught of bullying and discrimination against the sick, their families and health workers.
Under Japan’s coronavirus state of emergency, people have been asked to stay home. Many are not.
New Zealand has eased a strict lockdown amid hopeful signs coronavirus has been all but vanquished in Australasia for the moment.
Hospitals in Japan are increasingly turning away sick people as the country struggles with surging coronavirus infections and its emergency medical system collapses.
Popstar Anne-Marie has apologised for the “hurt” caused by her appearance on ITV’s Saturday Night Takeaway after presenters Ant and Dec wore headbands emblazoned with the Japanese Rising Sun flag during a martial arts performance.
Scientists have discovered life in tiny bubbles in so-called flammable ice, providing a “tantalising clue” about the existence of life on other planets.
A north-east student could soon be selected to receive a prestigious scholarship.
There are a number of international opportunities for new and established businesses in Scotland in the city of Yokohama in Japan. And that's thanks to the Scottish Government and the City of Yokohama signing a joint declaration on collaborating in the areas of culture and tourism, marine industries, sports and education in 2018. A year on, we reveal five reasons why this innovative and creative city brings exciting opportunities for Scots businessmen and businesswomen looking to launch a new business there...
A trial which hides “likes” on Instagram is to be expanded to the United States.
Companies from Aberdeen will be part of a new industrial research and development project.