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# tokyo - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Disappointment for Ireland as they miss out on chance to seal Tokyo 2020 Olympics spot
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Disappointment for Ireland as they miss out on chance to seal Tokyo 2020 Olympics spot

Sep 22nd 2018, 12:56 AM 4,130 Views 0 Comments

With 10 teams competing in today’s event, a top-six finish would have been enough.

# tokyo - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Players asked to cover their tattoos during Rugby World Cup in Japan
# Inked
From The42
# Inked

Players asked to cover their tattoos during Rugby World Cup in Japan

Sep 20th 2018, 5:25 PM 18,385 Views 18 Comments

Tattoos have long been associated with the Yakuza crime syndicates in Japan.

# tokyo - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Medical school altered test scores to keep women out
# Tokyo
# Tokyo

Medical school altered test scores to keep women out

Aug 2nd 2018, 10:30 PM 28,191 Views 59 Comments

The university began lowering test scores of female applicants when results showed an increasing number of women winning places.

# tokyo - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Japanese mother held for dumping newborn baby's body in locker
# Tokyo
# Tokyo

Japanese mother held for dumping newborn baby's body in locker

Jun 2nd 2018, 8:10 AM 16,411 Views 21 Comments

The suspect is likely to also later face a murder charge.

# tokyo - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Traders breathe sigh of relief as markets bounce back after 'mini flash crash'
# Wall Street
# Wall Street

Traders breathe sigh of relief as markets bounce back after 'mini flash crash'

Feb 6th 2018, 5:50 PM 23,361 Views 41 Comments

Stocks suffered one of their worst days ever yesterday.

# tokyo - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Would you buy a coffee from this robot? It just started working at Japan's 'strange cafe'
# Thanks A Latte
# Thanks A Latte

Would you buy a coffee from this robot? It just started working at Japan's 'strange cafe'

Feb 3rd 2018, 10:30 AM 13,049 Views 31 Comments

A coffee will cost you about €2.50.

# tokyo - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Pregnant woman wants seat on Tokyo metro - there's an app for that
# Commuters
# Commuters

Pregnant woman wants seat on Tokyo metro - there's an app for that

Dec 16th 2017, 10:00 AM 13,414 Views 16 Comments

The service allows a pregnant woman to send a message when she wants a seat.

# tokyo - Friday 8 December, 2017

Former priest wielding a samurai sword kills three at Tokyo shrine
# Family Feud
# Family Feud

Former priest wielding a samurai sword kills three at Tokyo shrine

Dec 8th 2017, 1:45 PM 13,152 Views 10 Comments

It is understood that the fight erupted due to a family vendetta.

# tokyo - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Japanese serial killer who kept nine bodies in coolers met the victims through Twitter
# Tokyo
# Tokyo

Japanese serial killer who kept nine bodies in coolers met the victims through Twitter

Nov 1st 2017, 10:56 AM 20,788 Views 0 Comments

An arrested man has confessed to the killings, according to reports.

# tokyo - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Police make arrest after nine headless bodies found in Tokyo flat
# Beheadings
# Beheadings

Police make arrest after nine headless bodies found in Tokyo flat

Oct 31st 2017, 8:18 AM 31,348 Views 8 Comments

Police originally found two heads inside a cool box at the entrance to the apartment.

# tokyo - Friday 6 October, 2017

Japanese reporter died after working 159 hours of overtime in a month
# Karoshi
# Karoshi

Japanese reporter died after working 159 hours of overtime in a month

Oct 6th 2017, 8:26 AM 24,662 Views 31 Comments

A government inquest a year after her death ruled that it was linked to excessive overtime.

# tokyo - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Explainer: What is Bitcoin, and why is it making headlines again?
# Coining It
# Coining It

Explainer: What is Bitcoin, and why is it making headlines again?

Jul 15th 2017, 9:45 AM 23,543 Views 27 Comments

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.

# tokyo - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Boost for Irish amateur boxing as Joe Ward commits to IABA until Tokyo 2020
# Vested Interest
From The42
# Vested Interest

Boost for Irish amateur boxing as Joe Ward commits to IABA until Tokyo 2020

Jul 12th 2017, 4:10 PM 1,648 Views 0 Comments

The 23-year-old is already one of the most decorated Irish amateur athletes of all time.

# tokyo - Saturday 24 June, 2017

50-cap Toner a tower of strength and more talking points as Ireland win battle with Blossoms
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

50-cap Toner a tower of strength and more talking points as Ireland win battle with Blossoms

Jun 24th 2017, 9:14 AM 13,104 Views 19 Comments

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.

# tokyo - Saturday 6 May, 2017

This luxury Japanese train could rival a five-star hotel
# Shiki-Shima
# Shiki-Shima

This luxury Japanese train could rival a five-star hotel

May 6th 2017, 10:30 AM 20,657 Views 17 Comments

A trip on the Shiki-Shima will set you back over €7,000.

# tokyo - Monday 27 February, 2017

52 seconds of passion: Two giant pandas mated for the first time in four years today
# In The Mood
# In The Mood

52 seconds of passion: Two giant pandas mated for the first time in four years today

Feb 27th 2017, 3:20 PM 18,396 Views 27 Comments

It is hoped that a new baby panda would attract tourists to the Tokyo zoo.

# tokyo - Sunday 22 January, 2017

Fortune teller ordered to pay damages to client she forced into prostitution
# Tokyo
# Tokyo

Fortune teller ordered to pay damages to client she forced into prostitution

Jan 22nd 2017, 9:00 AM 25,621 Views 25 Comments

Tokyo District Court ruled that the clairvoyant brainwashed the woman into believing she owed her money.

# tokyo - Thursday 5 January, 2017

A businessman in Japan has paid over €600,000 for a single fish
# One More Tuna
# One More Tuna

A businessman in Japan has paid over €600,000 for a single fish

Jan 5th 2017, 10:57 AM 34,679 Views 52 Comments

The self-styled ‘Tuna King’ Kiyoshi Kimura admits the price was a bit expensive.

# tokyo - Monday 7 November, 2016

Five-year-old boy dies after Tokyo arts festival display catches fire
# Japan
# Japan

Five-year-old boy dies after Tokyo arts festival display catches fire

Nov 7th 2016, 8:36 AM 10,476 Views 2 Comments

The organiser of the event and the university apologised for the loss of life.

# tokyo - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Child pornography is still widely available in Japan, a year after it was criminalised
# Legal Grey Area
# Legal Grey Area

Child pornography is still widely available in Japan, a year after it was criminalised

Sep 10th 2016, 10:00 AM 69,736 Views 43 Comments

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 - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

At least 19 people killed and 20 wounded in attack at centre for disabled people
# Tokyo
# Tokyo

At least 19 people killed and 20 wounded in attack at centre for disabled people

Jul 26th 2016, 6:40 AM 102,860 Views 70 Comments

An ex-employee of the facility is said to be behind the attack.

# tokyo - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Japanese pop star stabbed repeatedly by "obsessive fan"
# Mayu Tomita
# Mayu Tomita

Japanese pop star stabbed repeatedly by "obsessive fan"

May 22nd 2016, 11:15 AM 37,764 Views 22 Comments

Police arrested a man on the spot and seized a blood-covered knife.

# tokyo - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Video of journalist missing in Syria emerges as kidnappers look for ransom
# Jumpei Yasuda
# Jumpei Yasuda

Video of journalist missing in Syria emerges as kidnappers look for ransom

Mar 17th 2016, 7:49 AM 11,319 Views 6 Comments

He has asked his government in Japan to help secure his release from an al-Qaeda linked rebel group.

# tokyo - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Actor stabbed to death with sword at Japanese play rehearsal
# Tokyo
# Tokyo

Actor stabbed to death with sword at Japanese play rehearsal

Feb 16th 2016, 4:17 PM 17,907 Views 9 Comments

Police are investigating whether the death was criminal or accidental.

# tokyo - Sunday 11 October, 2015

"I could try some ... maybe": Tokyo tries to reel in tourists with whale meat festival
# Dark Meat
# Dark Meat

"I could try some ... maybe": Tokyo tries to reel in tourists with whale meat festival

Oct 11th 2015, 5:00 PM 8,805 Views 14 Comments

Not many of them are biting, though.

# tokyo - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Japan has scrapped the 2020 Olympics logo after a plagiarism scandal
# No Logo
# No Logo

Japan has scrapped the 2020 Olympics logo after a plagiarism scandal

Sep 1st 2015, 12:14 PM 15,738 Views 8 Comments

The logo bears certain similarities to a design for a Belgian theatre company. It’s been quite the controversy in Japan.

# tokyo - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Japanese man flushes lawyer's penis down the toilet 'as revenge for affair'
# Tokyo
# Tokyo

Japanese man flushes lawyer's penis down the toilet 'as revenge for affair'

Aug 13th 2015, 9:41 PM 35,534 Views 68 Comments

The gruesome alleged attack took place in Tokyo this morning.

# tokyo - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Three killed after plane crashes on housing estate
# Tokyo
# Tokyo

Three killed after plane crashes on housing estate

Jul 26th 2015, 5:31 PM 18,279 Views 17 Comments

Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

# tokyo - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Islamic State confirms execution of Japanese hostage
# Ransom Demands
# Ransom Demands

Islamic State confirms execution of Japanese hostage

Jan 25th 2015, 6:34 PM 22,842 Views 92 Comments

A video featuring the second hostage calls for the release of Sajida al-Rishawi, sentenced to death in Jordan.

# tokyo - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Video shows terrifying scenes inside airplane forced to make emergency landing
# Extreme Turbulence
# Extreme Turbulence

Video shows terrifying scenes inside airplane forced to make emergency landing

Dec 17th 2014, 3:51 PM 22,080 Views 53 Comments

Passengers can be heard screaming and praying.

# tokyo - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Japan's sozzled salarymen: corporate samurai turning into a lost tribe
# Foot Soldiers
# Foot Soldiers

Japan's sozzled salarymen: corporate samurai turning into a lost tribe

Oct 11th 2014, 4:30 PM 14,086 Views 9 Comments

Regular 12-hour days followed by compulsory corporate boozing with clients: meet the

# tokyo - Monday 22 September, 2014

Sumo wrestlers make babies cry on purpose - but that's a good thing
# Sumo Wrestle Crying Baby
# Sumo Wrestle Crying Baby

Sumo wrestlers make babies cry on purpose - but that's a good thing

Sep 22nd 2014, 3:15 PM 11,580 Views 7 Comments

An unusual tradition in Japan…

# tokyo - Monday 21 July, 2014

Do you find turn-by-turn directions a bit boring? Try following penguins instead
# Ice-breaker
# Ice-breaker

Do you find turn-by-turn directions a bit boring? Try following penguins instead

Jul 21st 2014, 8:00 PM 12,182 Views 7 Comments

A Tokyo aquarium have designed the navigation app to draw in visitors.

# tokyo - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Vagina artist arrested in Tokyo on obscenity charges
# Art
# Art

Vagina artist arrested in Tokyo on obscenity charges

Jul 16th 2014, 7:30 AM 19,440 Views 34 Comments

Japan has notoriously tough obscenity laws, but supporters of the artist say it’s an attack on free expression.

# tokyo - Monday 31 March, 2014

UN court tells Japan to leave the whales alone
# Save The Whales
# Save The Whales

UN court tells Japan to leave the whales alone

Mar 31st 2014, 11:35 AM 8,218 Views 37 Comments

Japanese Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi last year vowed Japan would never stop whaling.

# tokyo - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Irish lad and his hurley crash Tokyo's St. Patrick's Day parade
# Chancer
From The Daily Edge
# Chancer

Irish lad and his hurley crash Tokyo's St. Patrick's Day parade

Mar 18th 2014, 8:59 AM 3,029 Views 1 Comment

Just blending in with the locals.

# tokyo - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Heaviest snow in decades leaves 11 dead, over 1,000 injured in Japan
# Severe Weather
# Severe Weather

Heaviest snow in decades leaves 11 dead, over 1,000 injured in Japan

Feb 9th 2014, 2:29 PM 15,878 Views 46 Comments

Most of the deaths involved road crashes and many of the injuries were caused by falls on the ice.

# tokyo - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Taoiseach arrives in Japan for five day trade trip
# Tokyo
# Tokyo

Taoiseach arrives in Japan for five day trade trip

Dec 1st 2013, 12:58 PM 6,562 Views 66 Comments

Enda Kenny will hold talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe along with a round of business meetings in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka.

# tokyo - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Hello, world: New island off Japan coast after volcano eruption
# Newbie
# Newbie

Hello, world: New island off Japan coast after volcano eruption

Nov 21st 2013, 10:43 AM 18,030 Views 46 Comments

The tiny islet has come into the world with quite a bang…

# tokyo - Friday 18 October, 2013

WATCH: This Tokyo restaurant is entirely automated
# Only In Japan
From The Daily Edge
# Only In Japan

WATCH: This Tokyo restaurant is entirely automated

Oct 18th 2013, 8:30 PM 2,142 Views 1 Comment

See ya later, waiters and waitresses!