McDonald's said Friday that its restaurants in Japan had stopped selling products made with chicken from China, in a marked widening of a scandal that saw expired meat sold to fast food giants.
Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest, the United Nations said Thursday in its annual human development report.
Japan on Tuesday cut its fiscal year growth forecast for the world's number three economy, blaming weak exports and rising imports as well as the impact of April's sales tax hike on consumer spending and business confidence.
Japan and Mongolia will sign a free-trade deal when their leaders hold talks in Tokyo later Tuesday, reports said, as Japan looks to tap the country's fast-growing economy and huge natural resources.
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's northeast coast early Monday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The family of a Japanese man in a coma has called for public donations to help transport him back home in an emergency medical charter plane.
Japanese police Friday raided the apartment of a provincial politician who became an Internet sensation after he was filmed crying like a toddler when confronted about his alleged misuse of public funds.
Japan's child poverty rate has hit a record high, according to a government survey, prompting criticism that Tokyo wasn't doing enough to fix the problem.
The flamboyant designer of Japanese cartoon and global mega-brand Hello Kitty defended the cute cat against new rivals Thursday as the character prepares to celebrate her 40th birthday.
Japan and Britain are to jointly develop missile technology for fighter jets, while Tokyo may also start exporting Japanese-made parts for U.S. surface-to-air missiles, a report said Thursday.