A giant sinkhole appeared in the middle of a busy Japanese city on Tuesday, swallowing part of a five-lane street near the main railway station.
5-year-old Japanese boy was burnt to death after a wooden jungle gym display created for a Tokyo arts festival suddenly caught fire, reports and officials said Monday.
An elderly Japanese tourist and two Indonesians drowned Monday after being thrown off a glass-bottomed boat battered by big waves near Bali, police said, the latest maritime accident on the island.
Tsunami evacuation drills were held across Japan on Saturday, as the United Nations General Assembly designated Nov. 5 as World Tsunami Awareness Day.
A Japanese rocket that fired a weather satellite into space on Wednesday was decked out in colorful manga in a bid to raise awareness among kids about the wonders of the universe.
Kurdish authorities have detained a Japanese freelance journalist covering the fighting in Iraq, according to Japan's government and media reports.
Tokyo nursed a giant pumpkin-sized hangover Monday after a weekend of Halloween revelry which saw blood-spattered ghouls, fluffy animals and fake presidential candidates cut loose.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's ... Deliveryman!
Japan's justice ministry will conduct its first large scale survey into racism in the country, a report said Sunday, as discrimination becomes a growing social concern.
The younger brother of former Japanese Emperor Hirohito died Thursday at the age of 100.