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Six cancer patients sue Fukushima nuclear plant operator over disaster
Six young people sue the operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant over claims they developed thyroid cancer due to exposure to radiation after the facility's meltdown.
Tokyo Olympics: A sports photographer's take on the 2020 Games
From levitating athletes and dazzling wooden stadiums, Getty Images sports photographer Patrick Smith shares his highlights from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Tokyo Olympics: Sports reporter gives his highlights from the Games
From a towering sky observation tower to famous martial arts stadiums, sports reporter Olivier Pron gives us a rundown of his favourite elements from the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.
First snowfall of season turns much of Tokyo white
The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a heavy snow warning in the Tokyo region on Thursday as the city saw its first snow of the winter season.
Tokyo firemen perform traditional firefighting acrobatics at New Year drills
Members of the Edo Firemen Preservation Association perform Japanese traditional firefighting techniques during the New Year's fire brigades exercise.
First tuna auction of year at Toyosu fish market
The new year's first tuna auction was held at the Toyosu fish market in Tokyo, early on Wednesday morning. The top bid at the event was a bluefin tuna from Oma, Aomori prefecture, weighing in at 211 kilograms.
'Taste your TV': This professor has invented a 'lickable' screen
The device uses a carousel of 10 flavour canisters to render different tastes on a lickable transparent film that slides down over images of food.
Tokyo, home to more than sport at the Paralympic and Olympic games
Paralympic and Olympic medallists, Courtney Ryan and Sandra Sánchez discuss their amazing journeys that go beyond sports in Tokyo 2020/2021.
The Olympic spirit: a Tokyo 2020 legacy
“After 18 months of uncertainty, every single Olympian should be extremely proud of the fact that they made it here,” said British diver Tom Daley after winning gold in the men’s synchronised 10m platform.
BEYOND TOKYO 2020: personal takeaways from covering the Games
When the Tokyo 2020 Olympics began in July 2021, I was among a limited number of foreign journalists in Japan that covered the Games.
"Maybe other countries wouldn’t have done it, but Tokyo did it.”
In My Tokyo we hear from a US-based photographer and a French radio reporter about their experiences and memories of covering the Summer Olympic Games and exploring the city itself.
Tokyo Paralympics putting Japan’s accessibility issues in spotlight
Activists have welcomed the progress made on accessibility and inclusion issues but warn that there is still a long way to go in changing attitudes towards disabled people in Japan.
Fireworks mark start of Tokyo2020 Paralympic Games
Fireworks light up the sky above Tokyo's National Stadium as the postponed Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games kick off, with people gathering outside the stadium, hoping to taste the atmosphere despite being locked out.
These robots are making the workplace more inclusive for humans
At Tokyo’s new Dawn café, robots whizz around taking orders. But rather than AI, they are powered by humans thousands of kilometres away.
Robot cafe offers new spin on disability inclusion in Tokio
At a Tokyo cafe, robots are intended to be more than just a gimmick, offering job opportunities for those who cannot work outside their homes. The robots are remotely controlled by disabled people, who can also communicate with customers via the robot.
Japan races to vaccinate as COVID-19 surges after Olympics end
Many people are ignoring government pleas to avoid travel and stay away from bars and restaurants even as the coronavirus spikes at record levels.
Tokyo reports record daily COVID cases amid Olympics
Tokyo reported a record 5,042 new daily coronavirus cases on Thursday, with infections continuing to surge in the city hosting the Olympic games.
Tokyo store sells kimonos for pets
In the historic district of Asakusa in Tokyo, Yuka Iida, runs the pet accessories store "Adachiya".
EU diplomats show support for French father over Tokyo hunger strike
Vincent Fichot ended his three-week hunger strike in Tokyo on Friday, demanding access to his two children who he claims have been abducted by his separated Japanese wife.
Japanese city transforms agricultural land into works of art
The Gyoda city transforms rice fields into art by planting different colours of rice plants
Today at the Olympics: Europeans take gold in BMX
Friday sees the start of track and field events at the Tokyo Olympics, with one medal up for grabs today in the men’s 10,000 meters.
Let the Games begin! Tokyo 2020 kicks off with manga-inspired ceremony
The 11,000 athletes have been waiting for a year but stepped out on Friday into a near-empty stadium.
Olympic FOMO? Take a virtual tour of Tokyo and feel like you’re there
Sit back and enjoy Japan from the comfort of your own home with these virtual walking tours.
Tokyo enters fourth state of emergency ahead of Olympic Games
The coronavirus measures will remain in place throughout the Tokyo Olympics, with businesses selling alcohol being asked to shut to stop people from drinking and partying.
Fans banned from Olympics as Tokyo placed under state of emergency
Japan is to place its capital Tokyo under a state of emergency, which will last through the upcoming Olympic games.
Protesters in Tokyo urge authorities to cancel Olympic Games
The opening ceremony on July 23rd is just over a month away, and many Japanese remain sceptical about holding the games amidst a global pandemic.