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Nazarbayev meets Japan's PM Shinzo Abe in Astana

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has met Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe in Astana.

Nazarbayev meets Japan's PM Shinzo Abe in Astana
Chingiz Alpyspayev. Photo courtesy of Chingiz Alpyspayev
17-yo Almaty native to participate at World Yo-Yo Champion in Tokyo

Chingiz Alpyspayev, 17, from Kazakhstan is going to the World Yo-Yo Champion in Tokyo

17-yo Almaty native to participate at World Yo-Yo Champion in Tokyo
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Air Astana to fly to New York, Tokyo, Singapore

President Nazarbayev gave a task to raise standards of Air Astana Kazakhstan's airline company, to international leadership.

Air Astana to fly to New York, Tokyo, Singapore
Tokyo Fashion Week opens with petal-strewn labyrinth runway
Tokyo Fashion Week opens with petal-strewn labyrinth runway

Tokyo Fashion Week opened on a floral, fairy tale-inspired note, as a popular brand from Thailand turned the catwalk into a labyrinth strewn with petals.

Tokyo Fashion Week opens with petal-strewn labyrinth runway
Bibisara Sharipova. Photo courtesy of thefashionspot.com
Kazakhstani model on Tokyo Fashio Week catwalk

Kazakhstani model Bibisara Sharipova aslo known as Bibi has taken part in the Tokyo Fashion Week.

Kazakhstani model on Tokyo Fashio Week catwalk
Fashion Week Tokyo opens with burst of butterflies, kisses
Fashion Week Tokyo opens with burst of butterflies, kisses

Fashion Week Tokyo was in full swing after it opened in a burst of colour and bold prints, with butterflies and kisses.

Fashion Week Tokyo opens with burst of butterflies, kisses
Indie game developers sprouting at Tokyo Game Show
Indie game developers sprouting at Tokyo Game Show

Nestled among the industry giants at the Tokyo Game Show are a growing number of small and independent games developers from Asia and Europe.

Indie game developers sprouting at Tokyo Game Show
McCartney to make full recovery from virus in Tokyo
McCartney to make full recovery from virus in Tokyo

Music legend Paul McCartney has been treated in a Tokyo hospital for an illness that forced him to cancel a tour of Japan but is expected to make a full recovery, his representatives said.

McCartney to make full recovery from virus in Tokyo
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Tokyo to ban sales of incest comic to minors

The Tokyo government is to ban sales to children of a manga comic that depicts incestuous relationships, an official said Tuesday, the first time expanded rules on sexual content have been invoked.

Tokyo to ban sales of incest comic to minors
Snow storm hits Japan again, grounds over 100 flights
Snow storm hits Japan again, grounds over 100 flights

Two people were killed Friday when a fresh snow storm hit Japan, disrupting rail and road travel, grounding more than 100 flights and adding to the piles left behind by an earlier blanketing.

Snow storm hits Japan again, grounds over 100 flights
Nintendo forecasts net loss, slashes Wii U sales target
Nintendo forecasts net loss, slashes Wii U sales target

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo on Friday warned it would swing back into the red this fiscal year as it slashed its annual sales target for the Wii U game console.

Nintendo forecasts net loss, slashes Wii U sales target
Tokyo fire stops bullet trains, strands holidaymakers
Tokyo fire stops bullet trains, strands holidaymakers

A fire near a central Tokyo station threw parts of Japan's bullet train system into chaos on Friday, as tens of thousands of passengers tried to return home from New Year holidays.

Tokyo fire stops bullet trains, strands holidaymakers
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Kazakhstan Harmony Lessons wins Special Jury Prize in Tokyo

The famous young Kazakhstan director Emir Baigazin won the Special Jury Prize for his début film Harmony Lessons at the Tokyo FILMeX 2013.

Kazakhstan Harmony Lessons wins Special Jury Prize in Tokyo
Robots to help elderly or paint nails at Tokyo expo
Robots to help elderly or paint nails at Tokyo expo

Pneumatic muscle suits and a walking stick that behaves like a guide dog competed for attention with an industrial robot that can paint fingernails at a huge expo in Tokyo Thursday.

Robots to help elderly or paint nails at Tokyo expo
©Reuters/Carlos Barria
UN nuclear inspectors in Japan as China demands openness

Inspectors from the UN's nuclear watchdog arrived in Tokyo Wednesday to monitor marine pollution near Fukushima as China demanded Japan provide "accurate" information on how it is handling the crisis.

UN nuclear inspectors in Japan as China demands openness
Japan mulling boosting Aegis destroyer fleet: report
Japan mulling boosting Aegis destroyer fleet: report

Japan is considering boosting its fleet of Aegis-equipped destroyers from six to eight to counter threats from North Korean missile development and tensions with China over territory.

Japan mulling boosting Aegis destroyer fleet: report
Dollar eases in Asia on Fed stimulus uncertainty
Dollar eases in Asia on Fed stimulus uncertainty

The dollar eased in Asia Tuesday amid uncertainty about the Federal Reserve's plans for its huge stimulus programme.

Dollar eases in Asia on Fed stimulus uncertainty
Tokyo shares open lower after Wall Street losses
Tokyo shares open lower after Wall Street losses

Tokyo shares opened lower Tuesday, following a weak showing on Wall Street as speculation lingers that the US Federal Reserve will scale back its bond-buying programme.

Tokyo shares open lower after Wall Street losses
'Friends of Syria' meet in Tokyo
'Friends of Syria' meet in Tokyo

Delegates from more than 60 countries gathered in Tokyo Friday, seeking to ramp up pressure on Bashar al-Assad's regime as the US moved towards recognising the newly-unified opposition as true leaders of Syria.

'Friends of Syria' meet in Tokyo
Kazakhstan wins Asian Championship in water polo
Kazakhstan wins Asian Championship in water polo

Kazakh water polo players won the license for the Olympics Games in London.

Kazakhstan wins Asian Championship in water polo
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