Japanese Princess Ayako gets engaged to a commoner
13 August 2018 | 10:19 am
Japanese Princess Ayako was officially engaged to commoner Kei Moriya on Sunday (August 12) in an imperial engagement ceremony held at Tokyo's Imperial House.
8 Aug 2020
Yogetsu Akasaka, a Japanese musician and formally trained Buddhist monk, has become a hit online with tracks marrying religious chanting and beatboxing.
14 Aug 2020
Mauritius said almost all oil from a leaking ship off its coast has now been removed. The country will also seek compensation from the owners of the Japanese ship for causing ecological damage.
26 Sep 2020
A Japanese soundproofing manufacturer developed a one-person isolation booth for those who need a soundproof box at home during pandemic times.
14 Oct 2020
The Japanese visitor traveled to Peru with plans to see Machu Picchu. Instead, he spent seven months in lockdown. When the local tourism authority heard about his plight, they decided to organize a special visit.
27 Oct 2020
Tokyo residents react after Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga set a 2050 deadline for the world's third-largest economy to become carbon neutral, significantly firming up the country's climate change commitments.
9 Feb 2021
Japanese carmaker Nissan reported a net loss of 367.71 billion yen ($3.5B) in the first nine months of the fiscal year up to December 2020 although its performance improved in the most recent quarter.
28 Feb 2021
Japanese women dance during an event inspired by the global One Billion Rising campaign, a mass action to end violence against women, with #KuToo anti-high heels campaigner Yumi Ishikawa joining the team. The performance took place days after former Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori stepped down following his sexist remarks.
4 Apr 2021
Young Japanese are less likely to protest than previous generations due to fears of violence and heightened life pressures. If they do feel strongly about an issue, they'll have their say in an online space.
17 Apr 2021
The Japanese government has approved a controversial plan to release radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean. South Korea expressed 'strong regret' over the decision.
16 Apr 2021
Craftsman Kimiaki Kono was hoping the Tokyo Olympics would be a chance to win new fans for Japan's lute-like shamisen, but the pandemic has left things on a sour note.
25 Apr 2021
Japan says it is asking Myanmar to free a Japanese journalist who has been taken into custody amid a crackdown on the opposition.
8 May 2021
With Japan marking the unwelcome milestone of 10,000 coronavirus deaths on Monday, there are growing indications that the public is becoming impatient at the government's slow rollout of the vaccine.
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It's been one year since Myanmar's military toppled the democratically elected government and launched a brutal crackdown on popular protest. DW spoke with Dr. Sasa, a spokesman for Myanmar's government-in-exile, about how the opposition plans to restore democratic rule.
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Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Sunday (July 3) lifted economic and financial sanctions imposed on Mali, after its military rulers proposed a 24-month transition to democracy and published a new electoral law.
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As the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha approaches, crowds gather in a narrow street to watch a once-a-year spectacle in a neighbourhood of Pakistan’s commercial capital Karachi. Every year, plump and polished cattle are lowered 12 metres (40 feet) by crane from Syed Ejaz Ahmad's rooftop barn in the city's Nazimabad neighbourhood ahead of the three-day sacrificial festival, which kicks off on July 10 this year.
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Several places were hit with about a month's rain over the weekend, causing dams to overflow and waterways to break their banks. Roughly 30,000 people have been told to either leave their homes or prepare to do so.
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Silvina Batakis comes in at a time when the Argentine economy is in full-blown crisis mode, with inflation above 60%, a high fiscal deficit and fears rising about debt defaults.