Citing threats from China and North Korea, a government-appointed panel is urging Japan to reinterpret its pacifist constitution to allow the use of military force to defend other countries.
Japan should stabilize its population at about 100 million people, stemming an expected dramatic fall over the next 50 years in the rapidly graying country, a panel proposed Tuesday.
U.S. prosecutors Monday indicted a military employee in Japan for allegedly having sex with a drunken underage girl, amid a no-tolerance policy for misconduct on bases in the allied nation.
The prime ministers of Japan and Israel compared notes Monday about living near countries with suspected illicit nuclear weapons programs.
A suspected drug importer who allegedly used Bitcoin to pay his Mexican suppliers has been arrested in Japan, police said Friday, in reportedly the country's first case of its kind.
A Tokyo court ordered authorities Friday to retract back taxes they had imposed on IBM's Japan unit for its alleged failure to declare some US$4 billion in income.
A Japanese man suspected of possessing guns made with a 3D printer has been arrested, reports said Thursday, in what was said to be the country's first such detention.
A respected Japanese institute that sponsored stem cell research hailed as groundbreaking said Thursday the young scientist who wrote the paper should withdraw it, adding it stood by its conclusion that she fabricated data.
At least five climbers died in Japan over a long weekend of public holidays during which mountaineers traditionally flock to difficult peaks, police said Wednesday.
A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake shook buildings in the Japanese capital Tokyo early Monday, slightly injuring 17 people, but officials stressed there was no risk of a tsunami.1 Comment