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Why N Korean 'ghost ships' are turning up in Japan

Added: 13.12.2017 5:56 | 0 views | 0 comments

Another presumed North Korean vessel has washed up on Japan's shores, with at least one dead body on board.


Why Japanese buckets sell for thousands

Added: 13.12.2017 0:10 | 0 views | 0 comments

It's hard to imagine the humble bucket being a work of art, but those made by Shuji Nakagawa in his Kyoto studio go for thousands of dollars and have a loyal following.

Tags: Japan, USA

Charles Jenkins, US Army sergeant who defected to North Korea, dies

Added: 12.12.2017 7:22 | 0 views | 0 comments

A former US Army sergeant who defected to North Korea while stationed on the Korean Peninsula at the height of the Cold War has died in Japan at the age of 77.


Japan to buy long-range missiles

Added: 08.12.2017 6:20 | 0 views | 0 comments

Japan will for the first time buy long-range missiles to counter the country's "increasingly severe" national security situation, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said.

Tags: Japan

US ship that fired first WWII shots found

Added: 08.12.2017 1:30 | 0 views | 0 comments

The wreckage of the USS Ward has been found off the coast of the Philippines. The Ward is credited with sinking a Japanese submarine shortly before the attack on Pearl Harbor.


'Ghost ships' keep washing up on Japan's shores

Added: 07.12.2017 23:23 | 0 views | 0 comments

Ghost ships are washing up on Japan's shores, sometimes with fishermen from North Korea, sometimes with skeletons. How desperate are these people?


On the job with one of Japan's top female sushi chefs

Added: 06.12.2017 1:09 | 1 views | 0 comments

Female sushi chefs are a rare sight in Japan.

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What it means to be a mixed-race model in Japan

Added: 05.12.2017 1:50 | 3 views | 0 comments

For 18-year-old model Rina Fukushi, Tokyo is home. But growing up as a mixed-race child in Japan wasn't always easy. With a Japanese-American father and a Filipina mother, Fukushi was one of a growing number of biracial individuals identifying as "hafu" -- a phonetic play on the English word "half."

Tags: UK, Japan

Japan's unstoppable judo double act

Added: 03.12.2017 3:55 | 1 views | 0 comments

They are Japan's unstoppable brother-sister act. The two rising stars of a sport this country holds in a vice-like grip.

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Glimpsing into Japan's soul

Added: 01.12.2017 13:52 | 3 views | 0 comments

In an unassuming Tokyo tower block sits the headquarters of a sport at a spiritual crossroads.

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