A major Japanese credit company said Wednesday it had lent money to yakuza gangsters in a widening scandal that is sweeping through the country's banking system.
The world's first robot astronaut is pining for a conversation partner as he waits for Japanese spaceman Koichi Wakata aboard the International Space Station.
Japan should change the interpretation of its constitution to allow its military to defend not only its ally, the United States, but also other countries whose interests are closely intertwined with Tokyo, a key security adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said.
Swiss aviator Yves “Jetman” Rossy, whose jet-engine powered wings have taken him over some of the world's most awe-inspiring places, has added another — Japan's Mount Fuji.
Japan is considering boosting its fleet of Aegis-equipped destroyers from six to eight to counter threats from North Korean missile development and tensions with China over territory, a daily said Tuesday.
A Japanese ruling party official has called into question a government plan to let people who fled from the Fukushima nuclear disaster go home, saying the government should identify areas that will never be habitable.
Japan and Russia held their first joint defense and foreign ministers' meeting on Saturday and agreed to boost security cooperation in the Asia-Pacific as they both warily watch neighboring China's rising influence.
A Japanese lawmaker handed Emperor Akihito a letter on Thursday expressing fear about the health impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, breaking a taboo by trying to involve the emperor in politics.
McDonald's Japan issued an apology Friday after it was revealed one of its outlets had posted a notice banning homeless people for more than a year.
Japan and Russia agreed to deepen trust and continue discussing a territorial dispute that has kept the nations from signing a peace treaty, as they began high-level talks Friday in Tokyo.