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Typhoon Mindulle lashes Japan, thousands evacuated

Japanese authorities have warned of extensive flooding and issued evacuation orders for 9,000 persons in Hokkaido prefacture on Tuesday as typhoon Mindulle lashed northern Japan.

Japan protests to Russia over man detained on disputed island

Japan on Monday lodged a diplomatic protest with Russia over the detention of a Japanese citizen visiting an island disputed by the two countries.

Japan hit by 6.0 magnitude quake, no tsunami warning

Japan was hit by a strong earthquake for the second straight day on Saturday, though there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, officials said.

Japan eyes fighter drone, seeks record defence budget amid China assertiveness

Japan aims to develop a prototype drone fighter jet in two decades with private sector help in a technology strategy that focuses on weapons communications and lasers, according to a document seen by Reuters.

WATCH: Japan's Risako Kawai celebrates gold medal win by slamming coach to the mat

WATCH: Japan's Risako Kawai celebrates gold medal win by slamming coach to the mat

The only things more impressive than her win was the celebration that followed.

Navy carried out drills in Sea of Japan: China

Navy carried out drills in Sea of Japan: China

The Sea of Japan is a strategic waterway bordered by Japan, Russia, South Korea and North Korea.

Rio Olympics 2016: PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara — As it happened...

Rio Olympics 2016: PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara — As it happened...

Welcome to our live badminton blog for PV Sindhu's semi-final clash against Nozomi Okuhara. Follow live score, live updates right here.

Philippines receives first Japanese coast guard vessel

Japan and China are locked in a long-running dispute over uninhabited islets in the East China Sea. Manila and Beijing have overlapping claims in the South China Sea.

Japan protests more Chinese ship `intrusions`

Japan protests more Chinese ship `intrusions`

Japan lodged a fresh diplomatic protest with China on Wednesday, accusing the country of again sending its coast guard ships into waters surrounding contested islands in the East China Sea.

Nozomi Okuhara: Everything you need to know about P. V. Sindhu's semi-final opponent

Nozomi Okuhara: Everything you need to know about P. V. Sindhu's semi-final opponent

Can Sindhu churn out yet another solid performance against Okuhara?

Foreign ministers of Japan, China, South Korea likely to meet next week

Japan, China and South Korea are in talks to hold a meeting of their foreign ministers next week, despite rows between Tokyo and Beijing over China`s maritime expansion in the South China Sea and the East China Sea, a Japanese daily said on Wednesday.

Tropical storm hits Japan's northeast, hitting transport

A tropical storm dumped rain on Japan's northeast coast on Wednesday, prompting cancellations of flights and train services as officials warned of possible landslides and flooding.

China launches 'hack-proof' quantum communications satellite

China launched the world's first quantum satellite Tuesday, state media reported, in an effort to harness the power of particle physics to build an "unhackable" system of encrypted communications.

South Korea expresses regret as Japan leaders pay tribute to wartime shrine

South Korea expressed deep regret and China`s state-run news agency called on Tokyo to repent its wartime past on Monday after dozens of Japanese lawmakers visited a shrine for war dead, which Seoul and Beijing see as a symbol of Tokyo`s wartime militarism, on the anniversary of Japan`s World War Two defeat.

Japan PM sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to a shrine for war dead on Monday, the anniversary of Japan`s World War Two defeat, but did not visit the shrine, which is seen in China and South Korea as a symbol of Tokyo`s wartime militarism.

UK employers scale back hiring plans after Brexit vote: Survey

UK employers scale back hiring plans after Brexit vote: Survey

British employers have turned more cautious about hiring and are less likely to invest in training for their workers following the decision in June by voters to leave the European Union, a survey showed on Monday.

Japan economic growth flat in April-June quarter: Govt

On an annualised basis, the economy expanded by a slight 0.2 percent, well off expectations for 0.7 percent growth.

Japan in talks to deliver two coast guard ships to Philippines

The two brand-new 90-metre (295-ft) multi-role response vessels will be in addition to ten 44-metre (144-ft) mid-sized coast guard ships, worth 8.8 billion pesos ($188.52 million), that Japan is set to start delivering next week.

Respect law in sea row: Philippines, Japan to China

Respect law in sea row: Philippines, Japan to China

Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan also have claims to the sea, through which over $5 trillion in annual trade passes.