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Japan court rules state liable for negligence over Fukushima

A court in Japan has ruled for the first time that the state is jointly liable for negligence over the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.

A court in Japan has ruled for the first time that the state is jointly liable for negligence over the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.

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The fastest mochi makers in Japan

The Japanese city of Nara is a popular tourist attraction where mochi rice products are made.

The Japanese city of Nara is a popular tourist attraction where mochi rice products are made.

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A second robot staffed hotel opens in Tokyo

Dinosaur receptionists were on standby on Wednesday (March 15) as a second hotel staffed mostly by robots and automatons opened in Tokyo.

Dinosaur receptionists were on standby on Wednesday (March 15) as a second hotel staffed mostly by robots and automatons opened in Tokyo.

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Japan develops technology to improve health

“What better place than Japan to discover innovative healthcare solutions and technology that can improve people’s lives all over the world.

“What better place than Japan to discover innovative healthcare solutions and technology that can improve people’s lives all over the world.

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Japan mourns earthquake and tsunami victims

Throughout Japan, minutes of silence were observed in tribute to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 18,000 people six years ago.

Throughout Japan, minutes of silence were observed in tribute to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 18,000 people six years ago.

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Fukushima towns cleared of wild boars

After residents were forced to flee their homes in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture in 2011, wild boars moved in.

After residents were forced to flee their homes in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture in 2011, wild boars moved in.

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Nintendo's Switch console sales strong

Nintendo's shares rose following reports of strong sales of its Switch console, but analysts say it's too early to project its long term success.

Nintendo's shares rose following reports of strong sales of its Switch console, but analysts say it's too early to project its long term success.

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North Korea test fires four more missiles

North Korea has fired four more ballistic missiles, three of which fell into the sea near Japan.

North Korea has fired four more ballistic missiles, three of which fell into the sea near Japan.

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Sumo champ's impressive warm-up

The Japan Sumo Association is getting ready to debut its latest grand champion for the spring tournament.

The Japan Sumo Association is getting ready to debut its latest grand champion for the spring tournament.

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Takata pleads guilty over faulty airbags

Japan’s Takata Corporation has pleaded guilty to criminal wrongdoing in a US federal court as part of a $1 billion (943 million euros) settlement concerning its faulty…

Japan’s Takata Corporation has pleaded guilty to criminal wrongdoing in a US federal court as part of a $1 billion (943 million euros) settlement concerning its faulty…

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"There is a lot of pressure" - how "Premium Friday" could help the Japanese

Euronews Editorial Project Manager Javier Villagarcía has lived and worked in Japan. Here he gives us his impression of how the country's working culture will be affected.

Euronews Editorial Project Manager Javier Villagarcía has lived and worked in Japan. Here he gives us his impression of how the country's working culture will be affected.

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Japan tackles its workaholic culture

The government has launched the "Premium Friday" campaign encouraging firms to let workers out a few hours early on the last Friday of each month.

The government has launched the "Premium Friday" campaign encouraging firms to let workers out a few hours early on the last Friday of each month.

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Ghosn hands over the reins at Nissan

Carlos Ghosn steps down as CEO of Nissan, handing the job to co-CEO Hiroto Saikawa

Carlos Ghosn steps down as CEO of Nissan, handing the job to co-CEO Hiroto Saikawa

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Japan: Naked Man Festival

Around 10,000 men, wearing nothing but sumo-style loincloths, gathered at a Japanese temple on Saturday to scramble for sacred sticks called shingi.

Around 10,000 men, wearing nothing but sumo-style loincloths, gathered at a Japanese temple on Saturday to scramble for sacred sticks called shingi.