Japan look to maintain level in World Cup knockout stage

Japan’s playmaker Yui Hasegawa says it is vital that they maintain their level of performance against Norway in Saturday’s last 16 clash. Japan stormed through the group stage at the Women’s World Cup with three dominant wins. The 2011 champions…

2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Silky Spain seals last 16 berth

Spain on Wednesday confirmed their place in the last 16 of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup following a 5-0 victory over Zambia. An excellent strike by Teresa Abelleira was followed by braces for both Jennifer Hermoso and Alba Redondo…

South Korea asks Japan to halt Fukushima water discharge if radiation levels exceed standard

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol asked to send South Korean experts to monitor the planned release of water from Japan’s tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant during a meeting on Wednesday with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, the presidential office said. Mr…

North Korea fires intercontinental ballistic missile after threatening US

North Korea has fired a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Japanese and South Korean officials report. The long-range missile flew for more than an hour before landing short of Japanese waters on Wednesday morning. Pyongyang’s launch comes after it threatened…

Ukraine war: Bakhmut ‘not occupied’ by Russia, says defiant Zelensky

A defiant Volodymyr Zelensky has insisted Bakhmut “is not occupied” by Russia after a Moscow-backed mercenary group had claimed control. Ukraine’s president was speaking during a scene-stealing visit to Hiroshima, Japan, for the G7 summit. Wagner founder Yevgeny Prigozhin had…

Over 50 students hospitalised after smelling gas in school

Japanese Kyodo News on Monday reported that over 50 students were hospitalised after a gas smell was detected at Kamei Elementary School in Yao. According to the news source, around 09:00 a.m. local time (00:00 GMT), a gas smell was…

6.3-magnitude earthquake hits central Japan

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck Japan’s central Ishikawa region, leaving at least one person dead and 21 injured. The quake hit at 2:42 pm (0542 GMT) at a depth of 6 miles, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. Some…

Ken Potts, survivor of doomed Pearl Harbor warship, dies aged 102

One of the last two survivors from a US battleship sunk during Japan’s 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor has died at the age of 102. Utah resident Howard Kenton Potts was a 20-year-old crane operator taking supplies to the USS…

Britain, U.S. call for an immediate end to Sudan violence

Britain and the U.S. have called for an immediate end to the fighting in Sudan and a return to talks on civilian rule. British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, both currently at G7 talks…

Japanese PM Kishida unhurt after explosion at campaign event

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida escaped injury in an incident Saturday in which a man threw what appeared to be a bomb while he was appearing for a campaign speech in western Japan. Kishida was declared safe although one police…

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