Child among three dead in Japan knife attack (BBC)

A knife-wielding man has attacked a group of schoolchildren waiting for a bus in the Japanese city of Kawasaki near Tokyo. At least 18 people were injured in a residential area. Two of them, an 11-year-old girl and a 39-year-old…

Emperor Akihito of Japan to abdicate today (Quartz)

Akihito, emperor of Japan for the past 30 years and the head of the world’s oldest continuous dynasty, will abdicate on April 30, at the age of 85. He’s the first emperor in two centuries to give up the throne.…

Japan university stops hiring smoking professors (Punch)

A Japanese university has stopped hiring professors and teachers who light up, officials said Tuesday, as the nation steps up an anti-smoking campaign ahead of the 2020 Olympics. Nagasaki University spokesman Yusuke Takakura told AFP they have “stopped hiring any…

Japan starts fuel removal from nuclear plant (BBC)

The operator of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant has begun removing nuclear fuel from one of the reactors that melted down after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Remotely controlled equipment is lifting fuel rods from a storage pool inside reactor…

Japan’s Yoshitaka Sakurada resigns as Olympics minister (BBC)

Japan’s Olympics Minister Yoshitaka Sakurada has resigned over comments that offended people affected by a huge tsunami and earthquake in 2011. At a fund-raising event, he suggested that backing the governing LDP member of parliament for the region was more…

People erect parades to praise the penis as part of Japan’s yearly fertility festival (Metro)

Erect your carefully crafted signs and erupt with all-consuming joy, for it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, friends, once again it is time to celebrate the wonders of the penis. Every year in March, residents and visitors…

‘Tiniest baby boy’ ever leaves Tokyo hospital (BBC)

A baby boy who weighed just 268g (9.45oz) at birth has been released from hospital in Japan, and is believed to be the smallest boy in the world to be sent home healthy. The baby was born by emergency C-section…

Japan’s Yoshitaka Sakurada apologises for being three minutes late (BBC)

Japan’s Olympics Minister, Yoshitaka Sakurada, has publicly apologised after arriving three minutes late to a parliamentary meeting on Thursday. Opposition MPs said his tardiness showed disrespect for his office and boycotted a meeting of the budget committee for five hours…

Manchester City set to add third-tier Chinese club to global portfolio (Guardian)

Manchester City’s owner is set to announce the purchase of the Chinese third-tier club Sichuan Jiuniu, the latest acquisition to a growing portfolio of clubs around the world. The City Football Group (CFG) has been searching for a project in…

Railway offers commuters free food to ease crowding (Punch)

One of Tokyo’s most crowded subway lines is hoping the way to reach their customers’ hearts is through their stomachs, and offering free food to ease rush-hour congestion. Around 7.2 million people use Tokyo’s mammoth metro system every day, with…

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