As China and the US vye for political and economic influence in several regions, the rivalry will inevitably turn into a clash. Which country is best placed to come out on top?
Elon Musk's space transportation company announces fashion magnate, Yusaku Maezawa, will be the first private passenger to fly on a monster rocket around the Moon as early as 2023.
The two countries are in dispute over a chain of Pacific islands and as a result have still not formally ended WWII. Moscow suggested a treaty without preconditions. But Tokyo later said it still wants the islands back first.
The death toll has hit 44 from a powerful earthquake that struck the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido last week, the government said. Rescue workers are still searching for the missing.
The gap between men and women is especially big in medicine, where only 20 percent of all doctors in Japan are female.
At least eight people are confirmed dead according to Japan's public broadcaster NHK after an earthquake rocked the island of Hokkaido early on Thursday. Authorities said a nuclear power plant on the island was secure.
Jebi, briefly a super typhoon, is the most powerful storm to hit Japan in 25 years. More than a million homes were without power and Kansai airport officials started to transfer some 3,000 stranded passengers by boats after its runways were flooded.
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