Japan on Friday established Mountain Day as its new public holiday, taking the annual total to 16 as the government looks for ways to keep a famously hard-working people out of the office.
A Japanese utility on Thursday lodged an appeal against a ban on restarting two nuclear reactors, after a court came down on the side of campaigners for the first time since the Fukushima disaster.
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Wednesday it has begun a bypass system that diverts groundwater into the sea in a bid to reduce the volume of contaminated water.
Move over Fukuppy, Japan's Kinki University has decided it's time for a name change after years of foreigners sniggering about its pervy nomenclature.
A Japanese court ruled Wednesday against the restarting of two reactors at a nuclear power plant, acknowledging residents' safety fears and dealing a blow to the government's plan to revive nuclear power.
A court Wednesday ordered Japan's military to suspend night flights from one base in the first such ruling over noise caused by fighter planes.
An airborne toxin that is blown into Japan from northeast China could be the cause of the mysterious Kawasaki disease, a childhood illness that mostly affects the very young, researchers said Monday.
South Korea offered its condolences to North Korea on Tuesday over the deadly collapse of a Pyongyang apartment building that led to a rare apology from the secretive hardline state.
The Japanese publisher of a comic that came under fire for linking radiation exposure at Fukushima to nosebleeds acknowledged Monday it had caused alarm and promised a review after the prime minister stepped into a growing row.1 Comment
Citing threats from China and North Korea, a government-appointed panel is urging Japan to reinterpret its pacifist constitution to allow the use of military force to defend other countries.