David Beckham takes Tokyo

New app OTRO, which allows fans to get closer to their favorite soccer stars, shows David Beckham experiencing all the fashion and food that Tokyo has to offer. (March 18)

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Tokyo unveils chatty robots for 2020 Olympics

Tokyo Olympic organisers roll out a pair of chatty robots they will put to work to assist wheelchair users at the 2020 Games as they continue to showcase Japan’s cutting-edge technology.

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Videographic on bitcoin. The former high-flying head of collapsed bitcoin exchange MtGox will learn his fate Friday as a Tokyo court hands down its verdict on charges of faking digital data and embezzling millions of dollars. VIDEOGRAPHIC

Japan unveils Tokyo 2020 Olympic pictograms

The Olympic pictograms for the Tokyo 2020 Games are unveiled today to mark 500 days to go until the opening ceremony at an event joined by children from Fukushima prefecture.

Paralympic fast track : Japan firm develops hi-tech wheelchairs

In a small workshop just outside Tokyo, mechanics hammer, weld and measure as they craft “the Porsche of wheelchairs” for the world’s top Paralympic athletes ahead of the 2020 Games.

Fukushima evacuees resist return as Olympics near

With Japan keen to flaunt Tokyo 2020 as the “Reconstruction Olympics”, people who fled the Fukushima nuclear disaster are being urged to return home but not everyone is eager to go.

Fukushima evacuees resist return as Olympics near

With Japan keen to flaunt Tokyo 2020 as the “Reconstruction Olympics”, people who fled the Fukushima nuclear disaster are being urged to return home but not everyone is eager to go.

Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn freed on bail after three months in jail

Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn leaves a Tokyo jail after more than 100 days of detention, a day after a surprise court decision granting him bail of one billion yen ($9 million).

Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn leaves Japan prison on bail

Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn leaves a detention centre in Tokyo on bail, ending more than 100 days in custody after being arrested on alleged financial misconduct. IMAGES

Ghosn’s release awaited outside Tokyo detention centre

Journalists wait outside a detention centre in Tokyo ahead of the expected release of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn. Lawyers are expected to pay Ghosn’s 1 billion yen ($9 million) bail on Wednesday, clearing the way for the auto tycoon to walk out of jail after more than three months of detention. IMAGES.