The ancient Japanese sport of Sumo is full of tradition and this year's Spring Festival tournament had extra significance. Several of the wrestlers at a famous Tokyo shrine hail from Kumamoto, which was hit by a series of earthquakes last week.
Japan's largest nuclear power plant has been declared safe by regulators, prompting renewed concerns from critics that operator TEPCO has not learned the lessons of the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Julian Ryall reports.
Rescuers have honed in on 10 buildings in the hope of finding survivors in the rubble of this week's Mexican earthquake. But, reports of a 12-year old girl thought to have been trapped turned out to be untrue.
After Japan's devastating 2011 tsunami, the receding waters pulled countless pieces of debris into the Pacific Ocean. That flotsam became "rafts" for endemic Japanese species on an unexpected 7,000-kilometer voyage.
Pyongyang has fired an intermediate-range missile over Japanese territory for the second time in two weeks, a day after Kim Jong Un threatened Tokyo for supporting the US.
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