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# Tokyo

All time
# Commuters
Pregnant woman wants seat on Tokyo metro - there's an app for that
The service allows a pregnant woman to send a message when she wants a seat.
# family feud
Former priest wielding a samurai sword kills three at Tokyo shrine
It is understood that the fight erupted due to a family vendetta.
# Tokyo
Japanese serial killer who kept nine bodies in coolers met the victims through Twitter
An arrested man has confessed to the killings, according to reports.
# beheadings
Police make arrest after nine headless bodies found in Tokyo flat
Police originally found two heads inside a cool box at the entrance to the apartment.
# karoshi
Japanese reporter died after working 159 hours of overtime in a month
A government inquest a year after her death ruled that it was linked to excessive overtime.
# coining it
Explainer: What is Bitcoin, and why is it making headlines again?
Mark Karpeles, former CEO of collapsed Bitcoin exchange MtGox, went on trial this week over the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the virtual currency.
# Vested Interest
Boost for Irish amateur boxing as Joe Ward commits to IABA until Tokyo 2020
The 23-year-old is already one of the most decorated Irish amateur athletes of all time.
# Reaction
50-cap Toner a tower of strength and more talking points as Ireland win battle with Blossoms
It was far from the free-running rugby of the opening two Tests, but Ireland’s willingness to work was exemplified by their totemic lock.
# Shiki-Shima
This luxury Japanese train could rival a five-star hotel
A trip on the Shiki-Shima will set you back over €7,000.
# In the Mood
52 seconds of passion: Two giant pandas mated for the first time in four years today
It is hoped that a new baby panda would attract tourists to the Tokyo zoo.
# Tokyo
Fortune teller ordered to pay damages to client she forced into prostitution
Tokyo District Court ruled that the clairvoyant brainwashed the woman into believing she owed her money.
# One more tuna
A businessman in Japan has paid over €600,000 for a single fish
The self-styled ‘Tuna King’ Kiyoshi Kimura admits the price was a bit expensive.
# Japan
Five-year-old boy dies after Tokyo arts festival display catches fire
The organiser of the event and the university apologised for the loss of life.
# Legal grey area
Child pornography is still widely available in Japan, a year after it was criminalised
Before the changes came into effect last year, it was the only Group of Seven nation in which the possession of sexualised images or videos of people under 18 remained legal.
# Tokyo
At least 19 people killed and 20 wounded in attack at centre for disabled people
An ex-employee of the facility is said to be behind the attack.
# Mayu Tomita
Japanese pop star stabbed repeatedly by "obsessive fan"
Police arrested a man on the spot and seized a blood-covered knife.
# Jumpei Yasuda
Video of journalist missing in Syria emerges as kidnappers look for ransom
He has asked his government in Japan to help secure his release from an al-Qaeda linked rebel group.
# Tokyo
Actor stabbed to death with sword at Japanese play rehearsal
Police are investigating whether the death was criminal or accidental.
# dark meat
"I could try some ... maybe": Tokyo tries to reel in tourists with whale meat festival
Not many of them are biting, though.
# no logo
Japan has scrapped the 2020 Olympics logo after a plagiarism scandal
The logo bears certain similarities to a design for a Belgian theatre company. It’s been quite the controversy in Japan.
# Tokyo
Japanese man flushes lawyer's penis down the toilet 'as revenge for affair'
The gruesome alleged attack took place in Tokyo this morning.
# Tokyo
Three killed after plane crashes on housing estate
Police are investigating the cause of the crash.
# ransom demands
Islamic State confirms execution of Japanese hostage
A video featuring the second hostage calls for the release of Sajida al-Rishawi, sentenced to death in Jordan.
# extreme turbulence
Video shows terrifying scenes inside airplane forced to make emergency landing
Passengers can be heard screaming and praying.
# foot soldiers
Japan's sozzled salarymen: corporate samurai turning into a lost tribe
Regular 12-hour days followed by compulsory corporate boozing with clients: meet the
# Sumo Wrestle Crying Baby
Sumo wrestlers make babies cry on purpose - but that's a good thing
An unusual tradition in Japan…
# Ice-breaker
Do you find turn-by-turn directions a bit boring? Try following penguins instead
A Tokyo aquarium have designed the navigation app to draw in visitors.
# Art
Vagina artist arrested in Tokyo on obscenity charges
Japan has notoriously tough obscenity laws, but supporters of the artist say it’s an attack on free expression.
# save the whales
UN court tells Japan to leave the whales alone
Japanese Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi last year vowed Japan would never stop whaling.
# Chancer
Irish lad and his hurley crash Tokyo's St. Patrick's Day parade
Just blending in with the locals.
# Severe Weather
Heaviest snow in decades leaves 11 dead, over 1,000 injured in Japan
Most of the deaths involved road crashes and many of the injuries were caused by falls on the ice.
# Tokyo
Taoiseach arrives in Japan for five day trade trip
Enda Kenny will hold talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe along with a round of business meetings in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka.
# newbie
Hello, world: New island off Japan coast after volcano eruption
The tiny islet has come into the world with quite a bang…
# only in japan
WATCH: This Tokyo restaurant is entirely automated
See ya later, waiters and waitresses!
# Snakes on a Plane
Actual snake on a plane delays 370 Qantas passengers
Samuel L Jackson was not needed though.
# Phone home
Someone has been queuing for the new iPhone for the last week
It’s not out until September 20.
# Comeback
Wrestling wins reprieve for 2020 Olympics
In February, the International Olympic Committee had recommended that wrestling was dropped.
# Development
Tokyo's Olympic win impacts Germany's Euro bid
The Germans are set to miss out on their chance to host the final of the competition.
# Dashed dreams
Radar malfunction forces Boeing Dreamliner to abort flight
The troubled jetliner had to turn back to Tokyo Haneda airport following a radar malfunction.
# go go power ranger
Man dresses up as a Power Ranger to help out at Tokyo subway station
Real human being, and a real hero.