Town where nobody’s home: Fukushima communities struggling to survive

Seven years after the nuclear disaster, 50,000 people have yet to return to their homes, but the dream of going back endures

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‘Looks good enough to eat’: inside the home of Japan’s fake food industry

The town of Gujo Hachiman is the centre of the the replica food industry now worth an estimated $90m

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North Korea casts nuclear shadow over Asia’s 2018

Its missile tests have dominated the region in the past year and, with little to suggest any diplomatic aces from Trump, this is likely to continue

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Fireworks, food and prayers: new year celebrated around the world

Thousands see the new year in with spectacular shows, while in New York Mariah Carey has a glitch-free set in a frosty Times Square

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Fears of another Fukushima as Tepco plans to restart world’s biggest nuclear plant

Consent given to turn reactors at the massive Kashiwazaki-kariwa plant back on, but Japanese worry over active fault lines and mismanagement

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World stock markets hit record highs as Japan and Spain rally – business live

The MSCI All-Country index is at a new peak, as Spain’s IBEX rebounds and Japan’s Nikkei hits its highest level since 1996

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BJP government has sold out the interests of Haryana – Surjewala

NIK BUREAU Chandigarh: Senior Congress leader and former Haryana Industries Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala has objected to the shifting of

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‘Cockroaches’ and ‘old hags’: hounding of the North Korean diaspora in Japan

Japan has 600,000 Korean residents, many descended from forced wartime labourers. While 150,000 claim loyalty to Pyongyang, all face hostility because of the regime’s behaviour

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As Japan falls out of love with sake, the world orders another glass

Number of breweries is falling along with sales, but exports are rising as the West develops a taste for the rice wine

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