Three teenagers believed to be behind scams that raised US$4 million are being quizzed by Japanese police, reports said Thursday.
A young female scientist accused of fabricating data made a tearful apology live on Japanese television Wednesday for “mistakes” in her research, but insisted her ground-breaking conclusions on stem cells were accurate.
Japan's main opposition leader on Tuesday chided Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for conservative statements on war history and voiced fear he could be a “destabilizing” factor in East Asia.
A senior Japanese politician has announced he is resigning as his party's leader, despite insisting that he spent an undeclared US$8 million loan not on politics but on personal items — including an ornamental rake.
A young female researcher is readying to fight claims her ground-breaking stem cell study was fabricated, her lawyer said Tuesday, as Japan's male-dominated scientific establishment circled its wagons.
The U.S. will deploy two additional ballistic missile defense destroyers to Japan by 2017 as part of an effort to bolster protection from North Korean missile threats, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Saturday vowed America would stand by its security commitments to Tokyo, after Russia's intervention in Ukraine raised concerns in a region plagued by its own territorial disputes.
Japan said Thursday it was canceling its annual Antarctic whaling hunt for the first time in more than a quarter of a century in line with a U.N. court ruling that the program was a commercial activity disguised as science.
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis said Thursday it was replacing the top executives at its Japanese unit over allegations the division hid serious potential side effects of leukemia treatments from regulators.
Japan's biggest organized crime syndicate has launched its own website, complete with a corporate song and a strong anti-drugs message, as the yakuza looks to turn around its outdated image and falling membership.