Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike expects the 2020 Paralympics to make Japan's capital more accessible to people with disabilities.
A Japanese court on Friday approved Tokyo's plan to relocate a U.S. military base on Okinawa in a move unlikely to immediately resolve a long-running spat between central and local authorities.
Strutting her stuff in a gold-hemmed mini-skirt, white leather boots and shaking silver pom-poms, octogenarian Fumie Takino has discovered her elixir of youth -- cheerleading.
Eighty-eight places in Japan are going to be designated "animation spots" to encourage tourism -- using train stations, school campuses, rural shrines and other fairly everyday places where popular "manga" characters are depicted.
Renho, a half-Taiwanese parliamentarian, was elected as the leader of Japan's main opposition party Thursday.
Opponents of planned U.S. helipads on Japan's southern island of Okinawa have stepped up protests in Tokyo after the central government used military aircraft to transport equipment for the project.
A Japanese government official is under fire for riding on a colleague's back to get through a big puddle of water during his recent visit to a town devastated by a deadly storm.
Washington and Tokyo are seeking "the strongest possible" measures against North Korea after its latest and most powerful nuclear test, a top U.S. envoy said Sunday.
Four Chinese vessels sailed into territorial waters around disputed islands in the East China Sea, Japan said Sunday, as Tokyo attempts to engage with Beijing to press North Korea over its latest nuclear test.
A 24-year-old polar bear named Yukimaru eats a block of ice at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise amusement park in Yokohama, a suburb of Tokyo, Saturday, Sept. 10. The amusement park gave the ice to the Arctic animal due to temperatures in the Tokyo area above 30 degrees Celsius.