Japan's flagging anti-nuclear movement is getting a boost from two former prime ministers who are calling for atomic power to be phased out following the Fukushima disaster.
Japan switched on the first turbine at a wind farm 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of Fukushima on Monday, feeding electricity to the grid tethered to the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant onshore.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took a ride in several self-driving vehicles on the public roads in the capital on Saturday, showcasing the technology ahead of Tokyo Motor Show.
A popular Japanese saying goes like this: If everyone is in it together, such as crossing the road against a red light, there is no need to be afraid.
A Japanese lawmaker was reprimanded on Friday for breaking a taboo by trying to involve Emperor Akihito in politics when he handed him a letter expressing concern about the health impact of the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
A Japanese food labeling scandal widened Thursday after the luxury Okura hotel chain, which has hosted foreign VIPs including U.S. President Barack Obama, admitted it had lied about food quality at its swanky restaurants.
Japan is putting missiles on islands marking the gateway to the Pacific, officials said Thursday, as part of a huge military drill that has unsettled Beijing.
Nuclear engineers in Japan are readying to move uranium and plutonium fuel rods at Fukushima in their most difficult and dangerous task since the plant's runaway reactors were brought under control two years ago.
Japan's hotels, restaurants and food shops were being warned Wednesday over dishonest labeling amid a growing scandal that is threatening to undermine the country's reputation for safe, high-quality produce.
A major Japanese credit company said Wednesday it had lent money to yakuza gangsters in a widening scandal that is sweeping through the country's banking system.