Dozens of Japanese lawmakers visited a controversial war shrine Tuesday in an annual pilgrimage criticized by China and South Korea, which see it as a painful reminder of Tokyo's aggressive past.
Marc Marquez secured his third world championship by winning the Japan Grand Prix Sunday where his closest rivals Yamaha duo Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo both crashed out.
Japan has withheld its annual UNESCO dues, saying it wants to make sure the U.N. body properly functions to foster trust among member nations.
Tokyo was hit by a major blackout Wednesday that temporarily knocked out power to about 350,000 homes and some big office and government buildings, while two train lines were also brought to a halt.
Plumes of white smoke rise from Mount Aso Nakadake Crater in Kumamoto Prefecture, southern Japan on Saturday morning, Oct. 8 following eruptions earlier in the day
A fifth of the Japanese workforce faces the risk of death from overwork, according to a new government survey into the country's notoriously strenuous working culture.
Young, pretty and hoping for stardom, Saki Kozai thought she had found her ticket to fame after an apparent model scout spotted her on a Tokyo street and offered her a job.1 Comment
Storm and heavy rain warnings were issued Wednesday as powerful typhoon Chaba barreled toward Japan, after lashing the southern coast of South Korea with winds that triggered flash floods and left at least two dead.
A Japanese sushi chain is being accused of 'wasabi terrorism' after it admitted to heaping excess dollops of the pungent root into foreign customers' food.
A trio of male Japanese politicians has gamely strapped on "pregnancy vests" that simulate swollen bellies in a lighthearted campaign for men to pick up the slack in a nation where women do most of the housework.