Bitcoin is not a currency but transactions involving it could be "subject to taxation", Japan's government said Friday, in a move that might pave the way for formal regulations on the troubled virtual unit.
The world's oldest woman was celebrating her 116th birthday on Wednesday in a Japanese nursing home with a cake and candles.
Hundreds rallied in Tokyo Saturday to protest Japanese prosecutors' decision to drop charges over the Fukushima nuclear crisis, with no one yet punished nearly three years after the “man-made” disaster.
The wanton vandalism of hundreds of copies of Anne Frank's diaries held in Tokyo libraries is uncharacteristic of Japan, a senior Israeli diplomat said Thursday as he presented 300 replacements.
Former Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama said Thursday that the landmark 1995 war apology carrying his name is an international pledge that Japan must not change, amid speculation that the current conservative leaders want to revise it.
The controversial boss of NHK, who has defended Japan's practice of wartime sex slavery, has launched a power grab at the public broadcaster, it emerged Tuesday, forcing directors to submit undated resignations.
Japan will lift an exclusion order on an area around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, allowing some residents to return to live for the first time since the disaster, officials said Monday.
Japanese House of Representatives lawmaker Takeshi Tokuda submitted his resignation as a Diet member on Monday.
A clumsy bear mascot for a remote Japanese farming region has rocketed to superstar fame and notched up an unlikely marketing triumph in a nation obsessed with all things cute.
An empty commuter train jumped the track near Tokyo early Sunday, slightly injuring its driver and conductor, railway officials said.