An emboldened Shinzo Abe called Monday for debate on Japan's pacifist constitution, which he said it was his "duty" to revise after scoring a strong win in weekend elections.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition was on track for a decisive victory in parliamentary elections on Sunday, media projections showed, despite lukewarm public support for its policies.
A human body found inside a suitcase floating in a Tokyo canal last month has been identified as that of a mainland Chinese woman missing for over two years, police said Thursday.
A Japanese politician who became an internet sensation for crying like a baby when he was accused of misusing public funds was handed a suspended sentence on Wednesday for corruption.
A U.S. military contractor charged with raping and killing a 20-year-old woman in Japan has asked that his trial be moved outside Okinawa, saying he may not receive a fair trial on the southern island where the case has received massive media coverage and opposition to U.S. bases is high, his lawyer said Wednesday.
The bodies of seven Japanese nationals killed in a bloody restaurant attack in Dhaka were returned home early Tuesday on a government plane.
Some U.S. civilians working on military bases in Japan are likely to lose their protected legal status under planned changes announced Tuesday, as anger rages over the rape and murder of a local woman.
A former boxer who chopped off the penis of his wife's lover with a pair of garden shears before flushing it down the toilet was jailed in Japan Tuesday.
Japan's mammoth public pension fund has suffered its biggest annual loss since the global financial crisis, an official said Friday, risking criticism of its move to a stocks-focused strategy.
Japanese salarymen are struggling to get by on the monthly allowance they receive from their wives, which has fallen to its lowest level in decades, a survey showed.