In this Dec. 9, 2015 photo, South Korean Jeon Chang-han is transferred to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department headquarters from a police station in Tokyo. Jeon who detonated a homemade device in a public restroom at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo was sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday, July 19, in Tokyo District Court. He was arrested in December and charged with trespassing, property damage and violation of the explosives control law.
Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. is buying Britain's ARM Holdings for 24.3 billion pounds (US$32 billion), in a deal the British government hailed Monday as a vote of confidence in the country following last month's vote to leave the European Union.
A U.S. Navy sailor was sentenced Friday to two and a half years in prison for raping a Japanese tourist in Okinawa, the southern island that is home to about half of the 50,000 U.S. troops in Japan.
An influential political lobby in Japan will do its utmost to capitalize on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's election victory and push for the constitution to be revised to allow a more active military, the group's chairman said Wednesday.
Japan's ancient monarchy was in tumult Thursday, with the imperial household insisting its ageing emperor had no plans to abdicate after reports he wanted to step aside.
Japan's Emperor Akihito has expressed his intention to retire and relinquish his title in the next few years, the country's public television said Wednesday.
An emboldened Shinzo Abe called Monday for debate on Japan's pacifist constitution, which he said it was his "duty" to revise after scoring a strong win in weekend elections.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition was on track for a decisive victory in parliamentary elections on Sunday, media projections showed, despite lukewarm public support for its policies.
A human body found inside a suitcase floating in a Tokyo canal last month has been identified as that of a mainland Chinese woman missing for over two years, police said Thursday.
A Japanese politician who became an internet sensation for crying like a baby when he was accused of misusing public funds was handed a suspended sentence on Wednesday for corruption.