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The Mie Prefectural General Medical Center where Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is hospitalized, Japan, 6 October 2014.
06/10/2014 - France - Japan

Formula One: 'no comment' and nervous wait for Bianchi family

The long wait started on Monday at the Japanese hospital of Yokkaichi where the French Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi was rushed to intensive care on Sunday after he crashed into a recovery vehicle ...
Marussia Formula One driver Jules Bianchi drives during the Japanese F1 Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit on 5 October, 2014
05/10/2014 - France

French F1 driver Jules Bianchi undergoes surgery for head injury

The 25-year-old suffered severe head injury following a crash during the Japanese Grand Prix.

Katsushika Hokusai - The Great Wave off Kanagawa (around 1830-1834)
09/09/2014 - France

Art exhibitions in Paris, September 2014-January 2015

The great Katsushika Hokusai brings the Japanese aesthetic to the Grand Palais, which he shares with noisy Niki de Saint Phalle in this season’s Paris art shows.
Satoshi Miyagi's Mahabharata – Nalacharitam
14/07/2014 - Report: Avignon Theatre Festival 2014

Satoshi Miyagi's stunning Mahabharata matches perfect setting near Avignon

Beauty .... on stage and off, in Satoshi Miyagi’s telling of one of the stories told in the ancient Indian epic, the Mahabharata. RFI’s Rosslyn Hyams reports.

President of Siemens, Joe Kaeser and Head of Mitsubishi, Shunichi Miyanaga at the Elysee Palace in Paris, 17 June 2014.
17/06/2014 - France - United States - Germany

Siemens and Mitsubishi announce joint bid for Alstom

Siemens and Mitsubishi unveiled on Monday the terms of their joint bid for Alstom to compete with General Electric's 12 billion euros offer.

With  over 13 million visitors Notre Dame Cathedral is Paris's top tourist spot
14/05/2014 - France

Paris still tops world tourist league despite competition from London

Paris kept its place as the world’s top tourist destination, city council officials announced on Tuesday.
08/05/2014 - France - Japan - United States

Toshiba to bid for Alstom's power-grid business, report

Japan's Toshiba will offer to buy Alstom's power-grid business from General Electric (GE) if the US's bid for the French company's energy arm goes through, a Japanese paper reports.
French President Francois Hollande and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Paris, 5 May  2014.
05/05/2014 - France - Japan

Japan and France to strengthen ties in defence equipment

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives in France on Monday as part of a six-nation tour of Europe.
Piglets in Poland - 90 per cent of young pigs die once they've caught PED
04/05/2014 - France - America - Japan

France bans American, Japanese pig imports over deadly diarrhoea

France has banned imports of live pigs and pig semen from the US, Canada, Mexico and Japan to prevent the spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PED) which has killed millions of pigs and pushed ...

French press review 11 March 2014

Thousands of French people face having their power cut off. A Nobel prizewinner condemns Japan's nuclear policy. France suffers a brain drain but not as bad as Germany's, Italy's and the UK's.