Military helicopters plucked seven people from a Japanese mountainside Sunday after a spectacular volcanic eruption sent officials scrambling to reach many more injured and stranded on the mountain.
A volcano erupted in central Japan on Saturday, shooting ash and rocks into the air that has reportedly left more than 30 people seriously injured, including seven unconscious, and forced 150 people to shelter in cabins near the summit.
Japanese dancer and choreographer Carlotta Ikeda has died at her home in France at the age of 73, her dance company said Thursday.
Japanese consumer inflation slowed further in August, official data showed Friday, stoking concerns about Tokyo's war on deflation.
Japan's first lady Akie Abe, taking on a rare public role overseas, told a U.S. audience on Wednesday about her deep unhappiness after her husband's first stint in power.
A team of cheerleading robots made their dancing debut in Tokyo on Thursday as creator Murata Manufacturing demonstrated its cutting-edge sensor technology.
Japan said Wednesday that it has stepped up sanctions against Russia over the unrest in Ukraine to be in line with other Group of Seven (G-7)nations before their upcoming meeting in New York.
Japan should raise sales taxes again next year despite wobbles in the economy caused by the first rise, and the central bank should cushion the blow with more easy money, the OECD said Monday.
Japan's new industry minister Yuko Obuchi said Sunday the resource-poor nation should be realistic about its energy needs as the government tries to convince a skeptical public on the necessity of nuclear power.
Japan's defense ministry wants to develop its own early-warning aircraft, replacing U.S.-made planes as the Chinese and Russian air forces grow more assertive, a report said Sunday.