An enormous squid that wandered into a Japanese port has been guided back out to sea a week after it was spotted. The massive invertebrate, four meters in length (13 feet) was discovered at a port in the city of Toyama.
The South China Sea has long been a source of territorial disputes between several Asian countries. DW takes a look at who owns what, and why the contested waterway is so strategically important.
They are the stuff of children's nightmares, legends and myths and there is still very little known about the colossal squid - except that it holds a very unusual world record.
The Japanese navy destroyers Samidare and Ashigara have joined a US carrier strike group for drills in the western Pacific Ocean. North Korea said it was prepared to hit back if necessary.
Japan has continued its annual whaling expeditions, defying international laws in the name of "scientific research." Japan has claimed that it is not in violation of a global moratorium banning the hunting of whales.
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