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The Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo

The Olympic flag arrived at Haneda International airport in Tokyo on Wednesday.

The Olympic flag arrived at Haneda International airport in Tokyo on Wednesday.

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Japan: Typhoon Mindulle leaves destruction in its wake

Typhoon Mindulle has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but not before leaving a trail of destruction across Japan’s Hokkaido island.

Typhoon Mindulle has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but not before leaving a trail of destruction across Japan’s Hokkaido island.

Culture

Tokyo attempts to revive its historical connection with water

Hundreds of years ago Tokyo was often referred to as the water city, until the focus shifted to the modern urban expanse that we know today

Hundreds of years ago Tokyo was often referred to as the water city, until the focus shifted to the modern urban expanse that we know today

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Japan-inspired "Flower Carpet"

Six hundred thousand giant begonia flowers were laid out on the historical Grand Place in the centre of Brussels.

Six hundred thousand giant begonia flowers were laid out on the historical Grand Place in the centre of Brussels.

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Turning Japanese: Brussels goes bonkers for begonias

Hundreds of begonias and dahlias will perfume the Grand Place in Brussels this weekend for the 20th "Flower Carpet" display, a biennial event which this year has a Japanese theme.

Hundreds of begonias and dahlias will perfume the Grand Place in Brussels this weekend for the 20th "Flower Carpet" display, a biennial event which this year has a Japanese theme.

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Ceremony marks anniversary of Nagasaki atomic bomb

The Japanese city of Nagasaki marked the 71st anniversary of its atomic bombing on Tuesday, as the local mayor called on the world to abolish nuclear weapons.

The Japanese city of Nagasaki marked the 71st anniversary of its atomic bombing on Tuesday, as the local mayor called on the world to abolish nuclear weapons.

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Ramos bids to restore friendly ties between China and the Philippines

As China raises the temperature in its several maritime territorial disputes with its neighbours, the former Phillipines president Fidel Ramos is making a five-day trip to Hong…

As China raises the temperature in its several maritime territorial disputes with its neighbours, the former Phillipines president Fidel Ramos is making a five-day trip to Hong…