More than 900 pupils at elementary schools in a central Japanese city have fallen ill in a suspected outbreak of mass food poisoning, officials said Thursday.
Two people were critically ill Wednesday after their fishing boat collided with a Japanese naval vessel in waters between two of the country's main islands, officials said.
Popular former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Tuesday he was backing a fellow ex-premier in the race to become Tokyo governor, setting the stage for an electoral clash over nuclear power.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wooed Africa Tuesday pledging financial packages to boost peace and security on the continent, which has become a key trading partner with China.
The U.S. army conducted field experiments of biological weapons, which could have harmed rice cropping, in the Japanese island of Okinawa in the early 1960s, a press report said Sunday.
A Japanese professional wrestler-turned-lawmaker left on a visit to North Korea Sunday for talks with officials after a high-profile leadership purge in the reclusive communist state.
France and Japan vowed Thursday to strengthen their military ties, as Tokyo seeks French support in its long-running spat with Beijing over disputed islands that has raised fresh tensions.
Japan's leader departed for a weeklong African tour Thursday, keeping up a busy travel schedule designed to restore Japan's global influence in the face of China's rise, as well as help Japanese companies win business overseas.
An explosion at a Japanese factory that had previously attracted the attention of safety inspectors killed at least five people and injured a dozen more on Thursday.
Hundreds of people fell sick across Japan after eating frozen food that may have been tainted with a pesticide.