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Minnows swimming in Lake Areau in the French Pyrenees, in Seix, southwestern France.
Sep 5, 2023
Minnows blamed for algae-filled French and Spanish lakes
Some of the tiny fish, used as live bait, have managed to escape the hooks and have thrived, devouring amphibians, insects and zooplankton.
France's scrum-half Antoine Dupont warms up ahead of a match between France and Australia near Paris on Sunday.
Aug 30, 2023
Now or never for favorites France as Rugby World Cup hosts
France might be below Ireland and the Springboks in the world rankings but they have seldom been in such good form before a Rugby World Cup.
Australian forward Nick Kay scored 12 points in his team's win over France at Ariake Arena on Sunday.
Aug 21, 2023
Australian B-League star Nick Kay says Boomers won't overlook Japan
Kay said world No. 3 Australia will be wary of 36th-ranked Japan at the World Cup despite the gap between the teams in the rankings.
Japan's Yuki Kawamura attempts a shot against France during their game at Ariake Arena on Thursday night.
Aug 18, 2023
France pulls away late to beat Japan in World Cup warmup
Japan came up short in a bid to replicate its 2021 upset of basketball heavyweight France.
Osaka's Yumeshima island, the site of the 2025 World Exposition
Aug 17, 2023
France to apply for Osaka Expo pavilion construction in September
Of 56 such countries and regions, only South Korea and the Czech Republic have so far filed their applications.
A playful photo of Japanese female politicians on a work trip to Paris drew much criticism back home. The backlash may be one of the reasons women choose to avoid public service.
Aug 16, 2023
Japan has a misery-loves-company problem
The backlash to government officials' lighthearted moment is a prime example of how to undermine workers.
France players celebrate midfielder Kenza Dali's (right) goal against Morocco in the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup round of 16 in Adelaide, Australia, on Tuesday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 9, 2023
Rampant France sets up Australia clash; Colombia also into quarters
A rampant France scored three times in eight minutes to bring Morocco's fairytale run to a brutal end.
Citizens of European countries are seen outside the Diori Hamani International Airport, apparently evacuating the country, in Niamey, Nigeria on Wednesday.
Aug 3, 2023
Japanese nationals successfully evacuated from coup-hit Niger
Eight Japanese have been successfully transported from the western African state in addition to two who had already fled to Paris.
Rui Matsukawa (center), a Liberal Democratic Party member of the Upper House, is seen in a picture taken in Paris. Matsukawa posted the picture on social media and later deleted it.
Aug 2, 2023
LDP lawmaker cautioned by party executive over France visit photo
The photo, in which Rui Matsukawa mimics the shape of the Eiffel Tower in front of the landmark, has already been deleted after drawing strong criticism.
People wait to board a French military plane at an international airport in Niamey, Niger, on Tuesday.
Aug 2, 2023
Japanese among those evacuated from Niger with help of France
The Japanese government's top spokesman said that two Japanese nationals were evacuated from Niger after a coup threw the African nation into chaos.
Nigerien security forces launch tear gas to disperse pro-junta demonstrators gathered outside the French embassy, in Niamey, the capital city of Niger, on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 1, 2023
Macron’s Africa strategy in tatters as his bet on Niger unravels
France is struggling to convince nations in the Sahel region the presence of a former colonial power can bring results.
Demonstrators gather in the capita Niamey, Niger, on Sunday. Signs read "long live CNSP," "down with France, ECOWAS."
Jul 31, 2023
West Africa threatens force against Niger coup leaders
The response came as crowds in Niger's capital Niamey burned French flags and stoned the former colonial power's mission, drawing tear gas from police.
France's Eugenie Le Sommer (second from right) celebrates scoring the team's first goal against Brazil during their 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup group-stage game in Brisbane, Australia, on Saturday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Jul 30, 2023
France leaves it late to reboot WWC hopes as Jamaica make history
France captain Wendie Renard headed in the winner seven minutes from time to earn a vital three points and leave Brazil's World Cup in peril.
Paris' Japan Expo, a gathering for fans of Japanese pop culture, says it attracts 250,000 attendees per day.
Jul 30, 2023
In France, Japonisme has turned into Japanmania
Through architecture, fashion, culinary arts and even sports, aspects of Japanese culture are attracting a large portion of France’s population.
Two F-15 fighter aircraft from the ASDF fly alongside two Rafale jets and an A400M transport aircraft from the French Air and Space Force as the two forces kicked off Wednesday their first-ever joint fighter exercise in Japan
Jul 26, 2023
France and Japan expand defense ties with first joint fighter jet drills
The drills are scheduled to run from Wednesday to Saturday in the airspace around the Kanto region and the ASDF’s Nyutabaru Air Base in Miyazaki Prefecture.
LVMH CEO Antoine Arnault (left), LVMH head Bernard Arnault (center) and Paris 2024 Organising Committee President Tony Estanguer pose at a news conference announcing the luxury titan as a premium sponsor of the Paris Games on Monday.
Jul 25, 2023
LVMH strikes Paris Olympics sponsorship deal
The agreement has been expected to cost around €150 million ($166 million) and involve promotions focused on the group as well as its largest fashion and champagne labels.
Jonas Vingegaard opened up a commanding lead over rival Tadej Pogacar during Stage 17 of the Tour de France between Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc and Courchevel, France, on Wednesday.
Jul 20, 2023
Tour de France leader Jonas Vingegaard deals crushing blow to rival Tadej Pogacar on Stage 17
Jonas Vingegaard took a giant stride toward a second consecutive Tour de France title when rival Tadej Pogacar cracked in unexpected and spectacular fashion during Stage 17, the toughest of the race, on Wednesday.
Jonas Vingegaard celebrates with his bike after winning the Tour de France in Paris on Sunday.
Jul 24, 2023
Jonas Vingegaard secures second straight Tour de France title
Runner-up Tadej Pogacar, the 2020 and 2021 Tour champion, won the white jersey as the best under-25 rider for the fourth year in a row.
Japan Times
Jul 23, 2023
Champion-in-waiting Jonas Vingegaard leads Tour de France back to Paris
Vingegaard, who also won in 2022, described the race as 'the best in the world' after three intense weeks that started in Bilbao, Spain, on July 1.
Japan Times
Jul 23, 2023
'Euphoric' Jonas Vingegaard targets another Tour de France triumph
Two-time champion Tadej Pogacar won the 20th stage, but Vingegaard leads the Slovenian by more than seven minutes ahead of Sunday's ceremonial ride to the finish line on the Champs Elysees.


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