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Hydrogen power: Toyota takes on Tesla with alternative fuel

Hydrogen fuel cell motors have yet to make a dent in the market for clean energy cars.

Hydrogen power: Toyota takes on Tesla with alternative fuel

Japan

Typhoon Hagibis threatens Tokyo with heaviest rain in 60 years

Domestic flights cancelled, residents warned of flooding as typhoon inches closer with wind gusts of up to 252km/h.

Typhoon Hagibis threatens Tokyo with heaviest rain in 60 years

Asia Pacific

Super typhoon Hagibis on track to drench Japan's main island

Japan’s weather agency warns the typhoon may bring torrential rains to central parts of country over the weekend.

Super typhoon Hagibis on track to drench Japan's main island

Science & Technology

Chemistry Nobel won by lithium-ion battery creators

John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino have revolutionised the world of electronics.

Oldest-ever laureate among Nobel chemistry trio

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China may have to wait to become second most powerful at IMF

Plans that would see China supplant Japan as the IMF's second most influential member met by US resistance, says source.

China may have to wait to become second most powerful at IMF

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Nissan picks new CEO to lead recovery from Ghosn scandal

Makoto Uchida previously ran Nissan's joint venture in China. He will work with COO Ashwani Gupta.

Nissan picks new CEO to lead recovery from Ghosn scandal

Weather

Super Typhoon Hagibis heads towards Japan

From tropical storm to a Category 5 equivalent, Hagibis is one of the most explosive storms on record.

Super Typhoon Hagibis heads towards Japan

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'Not the whole enchilada': US inks limited trade deal with Japan

With improvements in access for US agricultural goods, officials hope agreement will pave the way for wider accord.

'Not the whole enchilada': US inks limited trade deal with Japan

Asia Pacific

Japan rescues dozens of North Korean fishermen after collision

North Korean boat sinks after colliding with Japanese patrol vessel in the Yamatotai area, northwest of Noto Peninsula.

Japan rescues dozens of North Korean fishermen after collision

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SoftBank CEO 'embarrassed and flustered' by track record

Masayoshi Son lamented that Japanese companies are not growing fast enough compared with US and Chinese counterparts.

SoftBank CEO 'embarrassed and flustered' by track record

Asia Pacific

Japan says patrol boat, North Korean fishing vessel collide

No damage reported in incident off Noto Peninsula but it comes as Tokyo steps up patrols against North Korean poachers.

Japan says patrol boat, North Korean fishing vessel collide

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Why has Nissan lost two leaders in quick succession?

A peek under the bonnet of Japanese companies reveals some of the reasons why carmakers like Nissan are suffering.

Why has Nissan lost two leaders in quick succession?

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WeWork debacle hits SoftBank's plans for second megafund

The meltdown over We Company's ditched IPO dented SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son's reputation as a savvy investor.

WeWork debacle hits SoftBank's plans for second megafund

Japan

Japan PM seeks meeting with N Korea's Kim despite missile launch

Abe wants to discuss the abduction of Japanese nationals by North Korean agents.

Japan PM seeks meeting with N Korea's Kim despite missile launch

Asia Pacific

N Korea says tested new submarine-launched ballistic missile

North's leader Kim Jong Un did not attend launch, but sent message of 'warm congratulations' to scientists involved.

N Korea says tested new submarine-launched ballistic missile