A Japanese court ruled Wednesday against the restarting of two reactors at a nuclear power plant, acknowledging residents' safety fears and dealing a blow to the government's plan to revive nuclear power.
A court Wednesday ordered Japan's military to suspend night flights from one base in the first such ruling over noise caused by fighter planes.
An airborne toxin that is blown into Japan from northeast China could be the cause of the mysterious Kawasaki disease, a childhood illness that mostly affects the very young, researchers said Monday.
South Korea offered its condolences to North Korea on Tuesday over the deadly collapse of a Pyongyang apartment building that led to a rare apology from the secretive hardline state.
The Japanese publisher of a comic that came under fire for linking radiation exposure at Fukushima to nosebleeds acknowledged Monday it had caused alarm and promised a review after the prime minister stepped into a growing row.1 Comment
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.