Shares in Skymark Airlines surged Tuesday after a report that Malaysia's AirAsia may buy the struggling Japanese carrier, which was left reeling after a collapsed jet order with Airbus last month.
Japan's government said Monday it was investigating a video posted online that appears to show a kidnapped Japanese man being roughly interrogated by Syrian militants.
The number of Japanese living in China fell more than 10 percent in 2013, figures showed, amid flaring nationalism and a dispute over the ownership of an island chain.
Two Japanese cabinet ministers visited a controversial war shrine Friday in a move likely to aggravate already tense relations with neighbors China and South Korea, which see it as a symbol of Tokyo's militarist past.
Japan hasn't emerged from years of deflation quite yet, the country's economy minister said Friday, after a sales tax hike sparked a sharp decline in second-quarter growth.
Kamikaze pilot Yutaka Kanbe should have died nearly seven decades ago.
The Japanese economy shrank at an annual pace of 6.8 percent in the second quarter after spending got slammed by a sales tax hike that kicked in from April, government figures showed Wednesday.
A group of major Japanese firms are planning a test flight next year for the nation's first homegrown stealth fighter jet, a report said Tuesday.
Japanese athletes at this month's Youth Olympics in the Chinese city of Nanjing have been warned not to wear their official tracksuits around town due to safety fears, local media have reported.
At least 10 people died and dozens were injured as Typhoon Halong hurtled across the Japanese archipelago at the weekend, reports said Monday, with heavy rain still lashing the country's north.