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Feeling the heat: Tokyo preps for sweltering Summer Olympics

2 months, 28 days ago
TOKYO: A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the country's notoriously sweltering summer. While the Games have been held in places that…

Hello Kitty bullet train debuts this week in Japan

3 months, 22 days ago
TOKYO: Resplendent in shocking pink, a sleek "Hello Kitty" bullet train, complete with special carriages festooned with images of the global icon from Japan, has been unveiled before it chugs into service this week. The special…

School hires guards after introducing Armani-branded uniform

7 months, 16 days ago
TOKYO: A Tokyo school that hit international headlines for introducing an Armani-branded uniform has been forced to hire security guards after several students faced harassment over the pricey kit. Taimei Elementary School in Tokyo's…

Futuristic superheroes picked as Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascots

7 months, 18 days ago
TOKYO: Tokyo on Wednesday unveiled its long-awaited mascot for the 2020 Olympic Games: a futuristic blue-checked, doe-eyed character with pointy ears and "special powers" that was picked by schoolchildren across mascot-mad Japan. The…

Tokyo gets first ‘heavy snow’ alert in four years

8 months, 27 days ago
TOKYO: Japan's weather agency Monday issued a heavy snow warning for Tokyo for the first time in four years, urging people to go home early amid fears of public transport chaos. Scores of domestic flights departing from and arriving at…

‘Alien attack’ in Tokyo

9 months, 1 day ago
TOKYO: Block graphic aliens dropped down the window panes of a Tokyo skyscraper before being blasted into oblivion by enthusiastic gamers celebrating 40 years of the arcade sensation "Space Invaders". Four decades after the game took the…