A prominent Japanese architect is campaigning to reduce the size of the spaceship-like main stadium approved for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, saying it's too expensive and would clash with its surroundings.
Japan's prime minister hinted Tuesday he was moving towards amending the country's pacifist constitution at the opening of a new parliamentary session expected to focus largely on the economy.
As part of Japan's effort to contribute to the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) multinational trade talks, the government and ruling parties have started examining how to select from 140 to 230 products, mainly processed goods, out of 586 important agricultural products such as rice and wheat that Japan might agree to make tariff-free, sources said.
A once-in-a-decade typhoon threatened Japan on Tuesday, forcing the cancellation of flights and trains and disrupting oil shipments as it made its way across the Pacific directly towards the capital, Tokyo.
Japan neglected carrying out safety checks on at least 40 percent of nuclear reactor parts exported over a decade, a report said Monday, in the latest controversy to strike its troubled nuclear industry.
A fire that ripped through a hospital in Japan as patients slept killed 10 elderly people Friday and prompted government demands for safety reviews across the country.
Japan's military is inviting the public to vote for their favorite officers in an online contest complete with clips of a muscular serviceman stripped to the waist and doing pull-ups.
Radiation levels in seawater just outside one of the damaged Fukushima reactors spiked this week to the highest level in two years, the operator of the crippled Japanese nuclear plant said on Thursday.
Delegates from some 140 countries and territories Thursday signed a United Nations treaty to control mercury near the site of Japan's worst industrial poisoning, after Tokyo pledged US$2 billion to help poorer nations combat pollution.
The head of the U.N. nuclear agency urged Japan on Thursday to work harder to address international concerns about leaks of contaminated water at its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant and said his agency will jointly monitor radiation levels in the nearby ocean.