Tagged: Tokyo

Japan emperor has dinner date with goddess 0

Japan emperor has dinner date with goddess

Japanese Emperor Naruhito, dressed in pure white robes, has been ushered into a dark wooden hall by torchlight night to start his last major accession rite after becoming emperor this spring: spending the night with a goddess.

Japan emperor greets public in parade 0

Japan emperor greets public in parade

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako have waved and smiled from an open car in a motorcade marking his enthronement before hundreds of thousands of delighted well-wishers who cheered, waved small flags and took photos from both sides of packed footpaths.

Domingo won’t perform at Tokyo events 0

Domingo won’t perform at Tokyo events

The Tokyo Olympics organising committee says opera legend Placido Domingo has said he won’t perform at pre-Olympics cultural events in Japan.

Asian markets tread water on trade clues 0

Asian markets tread water on trade clues

Asian shares are little changed as investors await new developments toward scaling back a bruising trade war between the United States and China.

$A2.7m diamond stolen from Japan fair 0

$A2.7m diamond stolen from Japan fair

Japanese police are investigating after a 200 million yen ($A2.7 million) diamond was allegedly stolen from an international jewellery trade show near Tokyo.

Heavy rains claim eight lives in Japan 0

Heavy rains claim eight lives in Japan

The death toll from torrential rains that caused flooding and mudslides in eastern Japan has risen to eight, with a further four missing, public broadcaster NHK has reported, just two weeks after the region was hit hard by a powerful typhoon.

Ten dead in heavy rains in Japan 0

Ten dead in heavy rains in Japan

Torrential rain that caused flooding and mudslides in towns east of Tokyo left at least 10 people dead and added fresh damage in areas still recovering from recent typhoons, officials said Saturday.

Typhoon-hit areas in Japan cop more rain 0

Typhoon-hit areas in Japan cop more rain

Torrential rains have battered a wide swathe of eastern Japan that was hit by flooding and high winds from Typhoon Hagibis two weeks ago, sending rivers to the tops of their banks and prompting evacuation orders for tens of thousands.

Japan trade minister resigns amid scandal 0

Japan trade minister resigns amid scandal

Japanese Trade Minister Isshu Sugawara has resigned following accusations of election law violations just a month after taking up the key post charged with handling a trade dispute with neighbouring South Korea.

Japan, S.Korea agree to keep talking 0

Japan, S.Korea agree to keep talking

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon have agreed on the importance of co-operating on North Korea and other issues, seeking to rebuild relations amid a bitter feud over history and trade.