Plumes of white smoke rise from Mount Aso Nakadake Crater in Kumamoto Prefecture, southern Japan on Saturday morning, Oct. 8 following eruptions earlier in the day
A fifth of the Japanese workforce faces the risk of death from overwork, according to a new government survey into the country's notoriously strenuous working culture.
Young, pretty and hoping for stardom, Saki Kozai thought she had found her ticket to fame after an apparent model scout spotted her on a Tokyo street and offered her a job.1 Comment
Storm and heavy rain warnings were issued Wednesday as powerful typhoon Chaba barreled toward Japan, after lashing the southern coast of South Korea with winds that triggered flash floods and left at least two dead.
A Japanese sushi chain is being accused of 'wasabi terrorism' after it admitted to heaping excess dollops of the pungent root into foreign customers' food.
A trio of male Japanese politicians has gamely strapped on "pregnancy vests" that simulate swollen bellies in a lighthearted campaign for men to pick up the slack in a nation where women do most of the housework.
"Maneki neko," or beckoning cat ornaments, are on display at Gotokuji Temple in Tokyo on Sunday, Oct. 2.
A passenger spotted a snake curled around the armrest of another passenger's seat on a Japanese Shinkansen "bullet" train on Monday, forcing the train to make an unscheduled stop.
Ozawa Shuzo brewery hums with activity as boxed bottles of sake are loaded onto trucks. But with the domestic market shrinking, more and more of it is bound for burgeoning overseas markets where the centuries old drink is all the rage.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe concluded a visit to Cuba Friday with condemnation of North Korea's nuclear "provocations" and a request for help from Pyongyang's ally Havana to pursue a "world without nuclear weapons." Abe, the first Japanese premier to visit Cuba, discussed the nuclear question in meetings with