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Twenty-seven feared dead in building fire in Japan's Osaka
World

Twenty-seven feared dead in building fire in Japan's Osaka

TV footage showed dozens of firefighters working inside and outside the eight-storey building after the blaze was extinguished.

Tokyo: Man on commuter train stabs at least 10 passengers, starts fire
World

Tokyo: Man on commuter train stabs at least 10 passengers, starts fire

The attacker, only identified as a man in his 20s, was arrested on the spot and is being investigated, NHK said

Cost of Tokyo Olympics up by 22 percent to $15.4 billion, says local organising committee
Sports

Cost of Tokyo Olympics up by 22 percent to $15.4 billion, says local organising committee

Audits by the Japanese government over the last several years, however, show the costs are higher than officially stated and are at least $25 billion.

Japan's Shinzo Abe expresses desire to step down as prime minister due to declining health: Reports
World

Japan's Shinzo Abe expresses desire to step down as prime minister due to declining health: Reports

Concerns surrounding the health of Abe, who turns 66 next month, have been simmering since this summer

MOMO-5, a rocket by private Japanese firm fails to reach space, faces malfunction
science

MOMO-5, a rocket by private Japanese firm fails to reach space, faces malfunction

Due to some malfunction when it reached the point of maximum aerodynamic pressure, the rocket could not launch and crashed into the Pacific Ocean.

Carlos Ghosn used one of two French passports to flee; Japan launches probe into embarrassing security lapse
Business

Carlos Ghosn used one of two French passports to flee; Japan launches probe into embarrassing security lapse

Carlos Ghosn's lead lawyer Junichiro Hironaka has said lawyers hold three passports belonging to the international tycoon, who holds French, Brazilian and Lebanese nationalities.

Typhoon Hagibis in Japan: Toll rises to 43 as fresh rain threatens to hamper rescue operations; around 16 missing, reports NHK
World

Typhoon Hagibis in Japan: Toll rises to 43 as fresh rain threatens to hamper rescue operations; around 16 missing, reports NHK

Tens of thousands of rescue workers in Japan battled on Monday to find survivors of a powerful typhoon that killed at least 43 people, as fresh rain threatened to hamper efforts

Two dead, 120 injured as Typhoon Trami hits flood-battered Japan; storm's aftermath brings chaos to travel in Tokyo
World

Two dead, 120 injured as Typhoon Trami hits flood-battered Japan; storm's aftermath brings chaos to travel in Tokyo

The typhoon sparked travel disruption in the world's third-biggest economy on Sunday, with bullet train services suspended, more than 1,000 flights cancelled and Tokyo's evening train services scrapped.

Typhoon Trami bears down on flood-battered Japan; over 1,100 flights cancelled, evacuation ordered for 7 lakh households
World

Typhoon Trami bears down on flood-battered Japan; over 1,100 flights cancelled, evacuation ordered for 7 lakh households

Typhoon Trami has caused power outages in more than 3,00,000 households in Japan's Okinawa and Kagoshima prefectures, and the Met Department has issued landslide warnings.

Japan broadcaster NHK apolgises after mistakenly flashing North Korea missile alert
World

Japan broadcaster NHK apolgises after mistakenly flashing North Korea missile alert

Japan's public broadcaster on Tuesday mistakenly flashed that North Korea appeared to have launched a missile, warning people to take cover before apologising for the error only minutes later

Japanese reporter's death from 159 hours overtime prompts public broadcaster to reform working practices
World

Japanese reporter's death from 159 hours overtime prompts public broadcaster to reform working practices

Japan's public broadcaster has vowed to reform its working practices as it revealed that a young reporter died after logging 159 hours of overtime in a month.

Donald Trump is a good listener, frank, says Japan PM Shinzo Abe
World

Donald Trump is a good listener, frank, says Japan PM Shinzo Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe believes that US President Donald Trump is a "good listener", as well as "friendly and open", the media reported.