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Saturday 23 September 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Japan

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Tokyo begins same-sex partnership recognition
City becomes the largest municipality to do so in a country in which same-sex marriage is not allowed.
'Those cracks are showing' - All Blacks no longer carry fear factor
Japan fell just short of a win over New Zealand today after a spirited display.
North Korean nuclear test would meet 'unprecedented' response: US, Japan, South Korea
Seoul and Washington have repeatedly warned that Pyongyang could be close to testing an atomic bomb for the first time since 2017.
16 years after winner over Man United, former Celtic star retires at 44
Shunsuke Nakamura was a Scottish champion three times.
All Blacks star Ardie Savea set for Japan move after next year's World Cup
The 29-year-old plans to join Kobe Steelers on a short-term contract in early 2024.
North Korea fires ballistic missile, Seoul's military says
It is the latest in a blitz of launches amid tensions over US-led military exercises in the region.
North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan
South Korean and US fighter jets have conducted precision bombing drills in response.
Japan honours Shinzo Abe at controversial funeral
The former Prime Minister was shot dead in July, but the decision to give him a state funeral provoked opposition.
Man sets himself on fire in Tokyo in apparent protest against Shinzo Abe state funeral
The planned state funeral has become increasingly unpopular as more details emerge about the former leader’s links to the Unification Church.
Deadly typhoon strikes Japan as hurricane leaves Puerto Rico without power
A man was found dead in his car in Japan early today.
Poll: Do you know self-defence?
The Gardaí certainly will after classes from Japanese experts.
Historic tour a huge positive for Ireland but the hard work is still ahead
Greg McWilliams gave debuts to nine players during the two Tests in Japan.
'I’m excited to see where she can go to as a second playmaker now'
Skibbereen woman Enya Breen was highly influential for Ireland last time out.
'She's eligible for Ireland' - Former England back row Brown set for debut in green
The Worcester back row was previously capped seven times by the Red Roses.
McWilliams makes three changes for Ireland's second Test in Tokyo
The Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium hosts Saturday’s match.
Japan's national police chief resigns over Abe assassination
The former prime minister was shot and killed on the campaign trail on 8 July.
Analysis: Ireland's promising young guns show instinctive skills in Japan
Dannah O’Brien, Méabh Deely, Aoife Dalton, and Natasja Behan all started the big win over Japan.
'I really would love for the obvious evolution to be visible for people'
Ireland head coach Greg McWilliams on the evolution of his squad and prioritising squad depth.
Four uncapped players named in Ireland side for opening Japan Test
The Ireland women’s rugby team are in Japan for their first-ever summer tour.
Gruelling conditions in Japan, exciting times for Ireland and club future TBC
‘It’s a massive few weeks for Irish women’s rugby, first-ever summer tour and to be part of that is pretty special.’
TG4 to broadcast Ireland's Test matches against Japan on historic summer tour
Greg McWilliams’ side will be in action on 20 and 27 August.
Ex-England player and rising star out, US-based youngster in for Ireland's tour to Japan
Greg McWilliams: ‘I truly believe in this squad and the direction that they’re going in.’
Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake dies at 84
He established the Miyake Design Studio in Tokyo in 1970 before making his mark on Paris.
Monkey killed in Japan after injuring nearly 50 people
City officials have been trying for weeks to track down a vicious gang of monkeys.
Japan executes man who killed seven people in truck ramming and stabbing
The country has maintained the death penalty despite growing international criticism.
Japanese police to resist monkey attacks with tranquiliser guns
The city isn’t sure if the attacks are the work of multiple monkeys or a single aggressive individual.
Residents ordered to evacuate after Japanese volcano erupts
There were no immediate reports of injuries after Sakurajima erupted on the southern island of Kyushu.
Japan warns of rising global tension in wake of Russia-China military ties
The report calls Russia’s war on Ukraine a “serious violation of international law”.
With the Taoiseach 9,000km away, Fianna Fáil backbenchers are not happy being brushed off
Micheál Martin has dubbed mutterings of a heave against him as speculation, but backbenchers say something has to give.
Taoiseach meets Prime Minister of Japan to discuss trade, Ukraine and nuclear disarmament
The Taoiseach also expressed his sincere condolences on the killing of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Dozens of sea turtles stabbed to death off Japanese island
Local reports said some fishermen in the area believe the turtle population is increasing.
Taoiseach to express condolences on Abe killing on official visit to Japan
Micheál Martin will also visit Singapore on the four-day visit.
Japanese prime minister blames police for death of former leader Shinzo Abe
He blamed inadequate police security for the shooting.
Japanese police find bullet marks near site of Shinzo Abe’s shooting
They are apparently from the first shot fired from a suspect’s powerful homemade gun that narrowly missed Mr Abe.
Japan mourns as funeral for former PM Abe held in Tokyo
Abe was shot at close range on Friday while giving a campaign speech in the city of Nara.
Shinzo Abe's party wins key 'supermajority' in Japanese elections
The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its coalition partner Komeito are now part of what is now a two-thirds supermajority willing to amend the country’s pacifist constitution.
Japan holds election in shadow of Shinzo Abe assassination
Current Prime Minister Fumio Kishida insisted the shock killing would not halt the democratic process.
Japanese police admit security flaws as body of former PM Shinzo Abe arrives home in Tokyo
Japan’s former PM was assassinated during a campaign event on Friday.
Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe dies after being shot
The 67-year-old was Japan’s longest-serving prime minister.
'An attack on democracy itself': World leaders stunned after murder of Shinzo Abe
The former leader was attacked at a campaign rally in western Japan.