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Overview of an animation company building which caught fire in Kyoto on July 18, 2019. A fire at an animation company in Japan's Kyoto on July 24 killed one person and injured dozens more, several of them seriously, a fire department spokesman said.

Scores killed in suspected arson attack on Japan animation studio

18 July 2019, 12:02 PM

Police said the fierce blaze appeared to have been started deliberately but there was no immediate information on a possible motive.

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Whaling ships set sail as Japan resumes commercial hunts

1 July 2019, 9:40 AM

Japan began its first commercial whale hunts in more than three decades on Monday, brushing aside outrage over its resumption of a practice that conservationists say is cruel and outdated.

Japan and South Korea

Japan restricts chip, smartphone materials exports to South Korea

1 July 2019, 6:11 AM

Japan said on Monday it will tighten regulations on the export to South Korea of several chemicals used in chip and smartphone production amid a row with Seoul on wartime forced labour.

G20 Summit concludes with calls for free, fair trade and investment

30 June 2019, 6:45 AM

Leaders of the G20 including President Cyril Ramaphosa have wrapped up their summit in Osaka, Japan, with calls to strive for a free, fair and stable trade and investment environment.

G20 summit lays bare growing climate change division

29 June 2019, 7:11 PM

Four years after the landmark Paris deal, international consensus on strong action to tackle climate change risks crumbling, with the issue among the biggest sticking points at this week’s G20 summit.

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