Hundreds of people gathered in the Japanese capital to take part in a mass foam sword fight. This ‘fun for all’ game is taking the country by storm.
A Hollywood hit, a television drama series, and belated recognition that Japanese whiskies are among the best in the world means that stocks of aged whisky have virtually run out. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
Despite the diplomatic advances of recent weeks, there's little trust in Japan for the North Korean regime. Pyongyang is critical of Tokyo's firm stance on "maximum pressure" and is desperate for sanctions to be relaxed.
Analysts suggest US President Donald Trump is using trade as a tool to strong-arm South Korea into keeping the pressure on recalcitrant North Korean regime. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
US President Donald Trump said there was a "good chance" of securing the release of Americans held as prisoners in North Korea. CIA Director Mike Pompeo also raised the issue during his secret talks with Kim Jong Un.
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