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Yuko Kishida hosted German politician Britta Ernst, US First Lady Jill Biden, Indian heiress and businesswoman Akshata Murthy, and German physician Heiko von der Leyen.
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Leaders of the G7 nations are gathering in Japan for their latest summit at which the war in Ukraine and China's increasingly assertive foreign policy are expected to be high on the agenda
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What's the global community doing to ease the impact of today's food crisis? With our world hungrier than ever, we're in Ethiopia to see how lifesaving, nutritional assistance from Japan is helping some of the most vulnerable.
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World leaders landed Thursday for a Group of Seven meeting in Hiroshima, the site of the world’s first atomic bomb attack, with Russia’s war in Ukraine expected to be high on the agenda.
Japan opts for wind and hydrogen to help achieve its green future
Japan is seeking to develop alternative energies such as offshore wind and hydrogen, which can adapt to the country's geography, but also to the climate events it experiences.
Abe siblings strike double gold for Japan on day two in Doha
Abe Hifumi and Abe Uta ensured that Japan picked up both the gold medals on offer on day two of the World Judo Championships in Doha, Qatar
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Japan's ispace aiming to be first company to land on the Moon
If the landing on Tuesday is successful, Japanese company ispace will become the first private business to have a presence on the Moon.
Sumo Showdown: Tears and triumphs in Japan's Baby Crying Contest!
Traditionally, the babies have been held aloft by genuine sumo wrestlers, but due to concerns over COVID-19, this year they were carried by their parents.
'Ukraine today could be East Asia tomorrow,' warns Japan FM
G7 countries reaffirmed their support for Ukraine and issued warnings to Russia, China and Sudan on the final day of meetings between the group's top diplomats in Japan.
G7 FMs vow tough stance on Chinese, Russian aggression
The world is at a “turning point” on the fighting in Ukraine and must “firmly reject unilateral attempts to change the status quo by force, and Russia’s aggression against Ukraine," Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi told his colleagues on Sunday.
G7 energy, environment leaders haggle over climate strategy
The talks in Sapporo will also focus on biodiversity loss and other global challenges. But climate change tops the agenda of the closed-door meetings.
Film of the Week: 'Suzume'
Our film of the week is 'Suzume', one of the best animated films you’re likely to see all year.
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Haruki Murakami's new book ‘The City and Its Uncertain Walls’ has been released in Japan. We look back at what makes the writer so unique.
Japan outraged by North Korea missile launch
Japan was outraged by North Korea's missile launch on Thursday after the government ordered the citizens of Hokkaido island to take shelter.
Former J-pop teen idol alleges sex abuse by Japanese music mogul
Former member of Johnny's Jr. backup boys' group, Kauan Okamoto, has accused late entertainment mogul Johnny Kitagawa of sexually assaulting him multiple times between 2012 and 2016, while staying at Kitagawa's luxury house.
Everything you wanted to know about Japan’s Penis Festival
Every spring, thousands of tourists flock to Kawasaki, Japan, to celebrate one thing – the penis.
Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto dies aged 71
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Rediscovering the best of Fukushima's local produce through innovation
Before the disaster, Fukushima was one of Japan's biggest agricultural producers. Now, its resilient farming community is helping consumers to enjoy the region's tastiest produce once again.