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Judo: Tokyo Grand Slam wraps up 2016 season in style

Serbian judoka Aleksandar Kukolj celebrated his second consecutive Grand Slam victory after winning the men’s -90 kilo title on the third and final day in Tokyo – the last event of the 2016…

Serbian judoka Aleksandar Kukolj celebrated his second consecutive Grand Slam victory after winning the men’s -90 kilo title on the third and final day in Tokyo – the last event of the 2016…

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Halloween celebrations in Tokyo

Thousands of Halloween revelers took to the streets of Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya shopping district on Sunday (October 30).

Thousands of Halloween revelers took to the streets of Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya shopping district on Sunday (October 30).

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Tokyo begin 2020 Olympic preparations

A day after the Rio Paralympics came to a close the Olympic focus has shifted over to Tokyo where preparations for the 2020 edition have already begun.

A day after the Rio Paralympics came to a close the Olympic focus has shifted over to Tokyo where preparations for the 2020 edition have already begun.

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Tokyo: Barcelona youth team comforts losing Japanese footballers

A youth football team from Barcelona comforted their Japanese opponents after winning the U-12 Junior Soccer World Challenge 2016 in Tokyo on Wednesday (August 31), drawing attention from many on the…

A youth football team from Barcelona comforted their Japanese opponents after winning the U-12 Junior Soccer World Challenge 2016 in Tokyo on Wednesday (August 31), drawing attention from many on the…

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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Tokyo elects its first female governor

Tokyo has elected Yuriko Koike as its first female governor, according to widely trusted exit polls.

Tokyo has elected Yuriko Koike as its first female governor, according to widely trusted exit polls.

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Japan: fire forces plane evacuation

Hundreds of passengers have been forced to evacuate a plane at Japan’s Haneda Airport in Tokyo after its engine caught fire during take off.

Hundreds of passengers have been forced to evacuate a plane at Japan’s Haneda Airport in Tokyo after its engine caught fire during take off.

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Japan's luxury and lifestyle markets a magnet for investors

A country of trends, Japan is one of the world’s top markets when it comes to lifestyle and luxury goods. In our special edition of Focus on Japan

A country of trends, Japan is one of the world’s top markets when it comes to lifestyle and luxury goods. In our special edition of Focus on Japan

Business

Marunouchi: where the heart of Japan's business beats

Why does the district of Marunouchi attract big multinationals as well as entrepreneurs from around the world? Target went there to take a closer look.

Why does the district of Marunouchi attract big multinationals as well as entrepreneurs from around the world? Target went there to take a closer look.

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First snow of the year in Tokyo

Snow falls on Tokyo for the first time this year, causing injuries and train delays across the capital.

Snow falls on Tokyo for the first time this year, causing injuries and train delays across the capital.

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Tokyo courts foreign business

The Japanese capital wants to become the world's top financial center and is working hard to attract more foreign investors and firms.

The Japanese capital wants to become the world's top financial center and is working hard to attract more foreign investors and firms.

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Olympic 2020 logo scrapped amid plagiarism claims

Organizers of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo have scrapped the Games logo following allegations of plagiarism by a Belgian designer. Although

Organizers of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo have scrapped the Games logo following allegations of plagiarism by a Belgian designer. Although

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Designer for Tokyo's 2020 Olympic Games logo denies plagiarism

The Japanese artist responsible for Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic logo design, Kenjiro Sano, has rubbished claims that he plagiarized a Belgian theatre

The Japanese artist responsible for Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic logo design, Kenjiro Sano, has rubbished claims that he plagiarized a Belgian theatre

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Tokyo 2020 unveils Olympic and Paralympic emblems

Japanese organisers revealed Friday the emblem of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, five years to the day before the opening

Japanese organisers revealed Friday the emblem of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, five years to the day before the opening

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Olympics: New stadium plans to be drawn up for Tokyo 2020

The internal wranglings over the main arena for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games have – for the time being – abated after Japan’s Olympic minister and

The internal wranglings over the main arena for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games have – for the time being – abated after Japan’s Olympic minister and

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Two deaths reported after fire on Japan bullet train

Two people have reportedly died after an apparent suicide bid started a fire aboard a bullet train in Japan. According to a Japan rail spokesperson a

Two people have reportedly died after an apparent suicide bid started a fire aboard a bullet train in Japan. According to a Japan rail spokesperson a

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Gay pride parade in Tokyo

Thousands of people marched through the streets of Japan’s capital for the Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade, an annual event that received even more

Thousands of people marched through the streets of Japan’s capital for the Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade, an annual event that received even more

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Earth hour 2015 begins

Earth hour is sweeping the world. At 8.30pm local time on March 28, 2015, countries in 24 time zones across six continents switch off their lights

Earth hour is sweeping the world. At 8.30pm local time on March 28, 2015, countries in 24 time zones across six continents switch off their lights

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Prince William welcomed by crowds in Tokyo

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, was given a warm, though wet, welcome in Tokyo on Thursday (February 26) as more than one hundred people, including Union Jack flag-waving children and a brass band, gathered at the Hama-rikyu Gardens for the occasion.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, was given a warm, though wet, welcome in Tokyo on Thursday (February 26) as more than one hundred people, including Union Jack flag-waving children and a brass band, gathered at the Hama-rikyu Gardens for the occasion.

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Judo Grand Slam Tokyo: Final golds of 2014

Five gold medals were up for grabs on the third and final day of the Judo Grand Slam in Tokyo – the final IJF tournament of the year. Reigning

Five gold medals were up for grabs on the third and final day of the Judo Grand Slam in Tokyo – the final IJF tournament of the year. Reigning

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More judo gold for Japan in Tokyo's Grand Slam

Japan heads the medal table with another two golds after the second day of the the Grand Slam tournament in Tokyo. The home nation now has six golds

Japan heads the medal table with another two golds after the second day of the the Grand Slam tournament in Tokyo. The home nation now has six golds