Tokyo's new governor Yuriko Koike on Monday credited her landslide victory to having stood up to the powers that be in Japan's ruling party who didn't want her to run.
A sex exhibition smack in the middle in one of Tokyo's hippest areas is shining a nostalgic light on Japanese erotica -- a culture the curator believes is dying out.
In Akita Prefecture, four people assumed to be victims of bear attacks were found dead between May and June.
Japan's capital is voting Sunday for its leader after two predecessors resigned over money scandals as Tokyo prepares to host the 2020 Olympics, and hopes to lead the nation in an economic turnaround.
"Pokemon Go" players are descending on an atomic bomb memorial park in Hiroshima, and officials of the western Japanese city are displeased.
An earthquake shook Tokyo late Wednesday, but there were no reports of damage or casualties.
A man who had threatened attacks on disabled people went on a knife rampage Tuesday at the care center where he previously worked, leaving 19 people dead in Japan's worst mass killing for decades.
At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack Tuesday at a facility for the handicapped in a city just outside Tokyo in the worst mass killing in generations in Japan.
Japan on Monday posted its first half-year trade surplus since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, after the accident sent energy import bills soaring and led to a string of deficits.
From lonely retirees to Japanese schoolgirls with shattered dreams, Takanobu Nishimoto and his crew of middle-aged men will lend an ear to clients who would never dream of spilling their guts to a therapist or worse, their families.