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Crazy in love? The Japanese man ‘married’ to a hologram

Akihiko Kondo’s mother refused an invitation to her only son’s wedding in Tokyo this month, but perhaps that isn’t such a surprise: he was marrying a hologram.

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Japanese journalist kidnapped in Syria defends going to warzone

A Japanese journalist held hostage in Syria for more than three years says the media must continue to take risks covering warzones in his first press conference in Tokyo since his release last month.

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Elderly Japanese pine for return to ‘lost’ northern islands

Four of the islands known as the Northern Territories in Japan and the southern Kuril islands in Russia are disputed and remain a bitter sticking point between Tokyo and Moscow. Now, former residents who were children when the Soviet troops arrived are heading into their twilight years with little expectation of returning to their former home.

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Robots lend a hand at Japanese expo

Forget the flashy humanoids with their gymnastics skills: at the World Robot Summit in Tokyo, the focus is on down-to-earth robots that can deliver post, do the shopping and build a house.

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Tokyo’s ‘new Tsukiji’ market springs into action

Just days after the world-famous Tsukiji site closed the door on its 83-year history, cries of the raucous pre-dawn tuna auction ring out for the first time at Tokyo’s new fish market.

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Tokyo’s Tsukiji holds last tuna auction before move

Tokyo fishmongers gather before dawn for one final tuna auction at the world-famous Tsukiji market before it closes its doors and moves to a new site.

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Tsukiji: It’s not all about the fish, says Michelin chef

When two-starred Michelin chef Lionel Beccat reminisces about Tsukiji, the world’s biggest fish market in Tokyo, it is not the ocean’s bounty that stirs memories but the fishmongers themselves.

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Typhoon Trami hits Tokyo

Powerful Typhoon Trami brings heavy rain and violent winds to Tokyo overnight, after killing two people over the weekend when the storm made landfall in western Japan.

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Typhoon Trami hits Tokyo

Powerful Typhoon Trami brings heavy rain and violent winds to Tokyo overnight, after killing two people over the weekend when the storm made landfall in western Japan. IMAGES