3 killed in Japan gun, knife attack

A woman and two male police officers were killed in a shooting and stabbing attack at a farm in central Japan yesterday, media reported. A suspect, believed to be a farmer in his 30s, was holed up inside a building after the incident, which also left a fourth

Aftershocks shake Japan after quake kills 1, destroys homes

Aftershocks shook Japan a day after a powerful earthquake left at least one person dead, with officials assessing damage Saturday from the jolt that destroyed several buildings

Fukushima reactor / New images show internal damage

Fresh images from inside a crippled reactor at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant revealed heavy damage to its foundation and significant debris, its operator said.

Biden to receive Japan's PM Kishida on Jan 13

US President Joe Biden will host Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on January 13, the White House announced Tuesday.."President Biden looks forward to welcoming Prime Minister Kishida Fumio of Japan to the White House on Friday, January 13th to further deepen ties between our government

17 dead in days of heavy snow in Japan

Heavy snowfall across large parts of Japan has killed 17 people over the last 10 days, with thousands of homes suffering power outages, Japanese officials said Monday..Much of the country's west coast as well as the northern region of Hokkaido have seen persistent heavy snow in recent days

Never-before-seen Beatles footage released in Japan

Beatles fans have hailed the release of never-before-seen footage showing the Fab Four on tour in Japan, following a fierce court battle over the 35-minute video.

Japan, S Korea thaw ties

Japan and South Korea announced the end of tit-for-tat trade measures and pledged renewed diplomacy as leaders of the two countries met in Tokyo Thursday for a summit to thaw long-frozen ties.

Dengue treatment advances

A new dengue treatment that could become the first to prevent and treat the virus has proven effective in initial trials in monkeys, according to new research.

Japan parliament expels YouTuber MP

A celebrity gossip YouTuber-turned-lawmaker became the first MP expelled by Japan’s parliament in over 70 years yesterday, having not shown up to work once. Yoshikazu Higashitani, known by his online moniker GaaSyy, had been ordered to apologise

One dead, six missing as boat capsizes off disputed Japan islands

"At around 9:15 am (0015 GMT Monday), a body was found inside the cabin by divers, and an ID on the body suggests it was an Indonesian man"

4 killed in Japan apartment fire

A fire at an apartment building in Kobe in western Japan killed four men and left four in critical condition on Sunday, an official said.

Japan to start releasing treated water from Fukushima this year

Japan plans to start releasing more than a million tonnes of treated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean this year, a top government spokesman said today.

Japan man sets self on fire “protesting” Abe’s state funeral

A man set himself on fire near the Japanese prime minister's office on Wednesday in an apparent protest at the government's decision to hold a state funeral for former premier Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated earlier this year, media reported.

Evacuation, flight cancellations as Japan braces for super typhoon "Hinnamnor"

Super Typhoon Hinnamnor is approaching Japan's southerly Okinawan islands with hurricane-force winds that prompted the local authorities to order evacuations and airlines to cancel flights.

Fatal shooting of Abe: Japan police chief to resign

Japan’s national police chief said Thursday he will resign to take responsibility over the fatal shooting of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a campaign speech last month.

Japan's decade-long energy crisis offers survival lessons

As Europe braces for energy shortages from Russian gas cuts, Japan's own energy crisis a decade ago offers survival lessons to households and businesses - such as dimming the lights and taking the stairs.