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video 10 October 2014 Technology, Japan

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Japanese robot plays ping pong - video

A Japanese tech firm has created the perfect ping pong player - a robot that analyses the trajectory and velocity of the ball. The robot is designed to keep rallies going rather than defeat opponents.

post 08 October 2014
Read more on Liam's blog Is this the most powerful storm on the planet so far this year?

Whilst the satellite images from space may be a thing of beauty, we could well be staring down at the most powerful storm on our planet so far this year.

article 05 October 2014 World, France
Jules Bianchi crash in Japanese Grand Prix
F1 driver Bianchi suffers 'severe head injury' in Japan

French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is undergoing surgery following a severe head injury in the Japanese Grand Prix.

article 29 September 2014 World, Japan
Japan volcano eruption Mount Ontake
Toxic gas halts Japan volcano search as more victims found

Rescuers at the peak of a Japanese volcano find what may be five new victims of Saturday's eruption, with at least 36 people feared dead.

article 28 September 2014 World, Japan
Thirty feared dead in Japanese volcano eruption
Thirty feared dead in Japanese volcano eruption

Hundreds of people including children are stranded on Mount Ontake when it erupts, with more than 30 people feared dead as ash pours two miles down the volcano's side.

article 20 August 2014 World, Japan
Japan Landslide
Liam Dutton by Japan landslide kills dozens

A landslide on the outskirts of the city of Hiroshima, triggered by torrential rain, has left at least 27 people dead, including several children.

video 10 July 2014 World, Japan

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Landslide kills 12-year-old as Typhoon Neoguri hits - video

Shocking footage shows a landslide uprooting cars and buildings as Typhoon Neoguri sweeps through the Japanese town of Nagiso, Nagano. The storm moved through to Kagoshima early on Thursday.

article 08 July 2014 World, Japan
Typhoon Neoguri (NASA)
Typhoon Neoguri - as seen from space

Breathtaking images captured by satellites and tweeted by astronauts show the devastating size of Typhoon Neoguri - which hit the Japanese coast on Tuesday.

article 08 July 2014 World, Japan
500,000 evacuated as Japan braces for Typhoon Neoguri
Japan: 500,000 told to flee powerful Typhoon Neoguri

Hundreds of flights are cancelled and hundreds of thousands are urged to evacuate, as a powerful typhoon hits south west Japan.

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