Japanese police said Tuesday they had arrested U.S. animal rights activist Ric O'Barry, who trained dolphins for the TV show "Flipper," near the town of Taiji as it kicked off its controversial dolphin hunt.
Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, some carrying anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans to the beat of a drum against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense policies.
Japan's defense ministry on Monday made its biggest ever budget request, as Tokyo bolsters its military amid lingering territorial rows and worries over mainland China's expanding naval reach.
Tokyo said Monday it has complained to the United Nations over Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's plan to attend a huge military parade in Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II.
Tens of thousands rallied outside Japan's parliament Sunday to protest against planned new laws that could see troops in the officially pacifist nation engage in combat for the first time since World War II.
Japan on Friday kicked off the World Assembly for Women conference, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledging to shake up a corporate culture at home that discriminates against female workers.
Japan's national bar association on Wednesday threw its weight behind growing opposition to controversial security bills that could pave the way for Japanese troops to engage in combat for the first time since the end of World War II.
Typhoon Goni slammed into the Japanese mainland Tuesday, leaving at least one person missing, more than 70 others injured and disrupting rail and flight services, as authorities urged more than 600,000 people to leave homes.
An unmanned cargo ship loaded with emergency supplies -- including Japanese whisky -- successfully docked at the International Space Station early Tuesday, officials said.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not visit China next week, the government said Monday, as Beijing prepares for a huge military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of Tokyo's defeat in World War II.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday criticized his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev's weekend visit to disputed islands, aggravating a long-running dispute over the archipelago.
Mainland China on Friday hit out at Japan after the wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni Shrine, saying the country should "deeply reflect" on its history of aggression.2 Comments
Tokyo on Thursday said it would ask the World Trade Organization for a ruling on South Korea's ban of Japanese seafood imports following the Fukushima atomic crisis, after talks failed to reach a settlement.
Japan should stop apologizing for its war record, according to a majority of voters surveyed in a poll published Wednesday.