Japanese police on Thursday arrested the leader of a particularly brutal yakuza organized crime syndicate for allegedly gunning down a man in public, a police spokesman said.
The publisher of Japan's leading newspaper apologized to readers Thursday for several serious errors in its reporting, retracting an article that claimed workers abandoned their posts during the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Japan's nuclear watchdog Wednesday gave a green light to plans to restart two reactors, more than three years after the Fukushima disaster.
The tiny Japanese community of Mishima was desperate to reverse its shrinking population so officials came up with what they hoped would be a game-changing plan: free cows.
Two newly promoted Japanese politicians moved Monday to distance themselves from allegations of extremism after pictures emerged of them posing alongside the leader of a domestic neo-Nazi party.1 Comment
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may have hoped that a 40-year-old mother-of-two with impeccable political pedigree might prove the acceptable face of nuclear power when he appointed her industry minister.
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Thursday stuck by its view that the world's number three economy was recovering, despite a contraction in the second quarter that underlined the damage inflicted by an April sales tax hike.
At least thirteen people were injured Wednesday after an explosion at a steel plant in central Japan, an official said, the latest in a series of accidents at the site.
Japan plans to resume its slaughter of minke whales in the Antarctic Ocean next year, an official said Wednesday, despite an order from the U.N.'s top court to stop all whaling in the area.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe named five female cabinet ministers on Wednesday, leading by example in a country which economists say must make better use of its highly educated but underemployed women.