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‘Don’t scream and be serious’ Japan theme park tells rollercoaster riders

Many people might find it tricky keeping quiet through an entire roller coaster ride, but one Japanese theme park, Fuji-Q Highland near Tokyo wants you to do that - and more.

Virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship passengers to start disembarking

Around 500 passengers on the covid-19 virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined off Yokohama near Tokyo were set to disembark, although those sharing a room with people testing positive would have to stay on board longer

Two Malaysians on Diamond Princess are Covid-19 positive

Two Malaysians on the Diamond Princess cruise ship have been tested Covid-19 positive.

Coronavirus: Americans from quarantined cruise ship flown from Japan

Two planes carrying Americans from the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess have left Japan

Shuri Castle: Fire engulfs world heritage site in Japan

A fire has ripped through Shuri Castle, a World Heritage Site in Okinawa, Japan, destroying the main building.

Typhoon Hagibis: Japan deploys military rescuers as deadly storm hits

Japan has deployed tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers after Typhoon Hagibis, one of the strongest storms in years hit, killing at least 23 people.

Stalker found victim through photo reflection

Japanese man, Hibiki Sato who was accused of stalking and sexually assaulting a young pop star told police he located her through the reflection in her eyes in a picture

Fukushima: Radioactive water may be dumped into sea

Japan's environment minister says contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant may have to be released into the ocean because storage space will run out in 2022.

Typhoon Faxai: Storm makes landfall in Japan

Typhoon Faxai has made landfall near the Japanese capital bringing heavy rain and winds of up 210km/h (130mph).

Kyoto Animation fire: Arson attack at Japan anime studio kills 33

At least 33 people died and dozens were injured after a man set fire to Kyoto Animation, an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto