Japan recorded a current account surplus for the fourth straight month in May, government data showed Tuesday, as the country's trade shortfall narrowed.
Japan braced Tuesday for one of its worst storms in years as typhoon Neoguri barrelled towards the southern Okinawa island chain, with the national weather agency issuing its highest alert and nearly half-a-million people urged to take shelter.
Japan's weather agency on Monday extended its highest alert to Okinawa's populous main island as super typhoon Neoguri approached the southern chain, saying it may be one of the worst storms for decades.
Tokyo police launched a murder investigation after a Chinese man was arrested for the brazen shooting of his wife at a cafe in one of Tokyo's busiest districts, police and news reports said Monday.
Japan is set to approve its first arms export following relaxation of its self-imposed ban, as the nation aims to boost its global military and economic presence, a report said Sunday.
A group of protesters marched around Tokyo's National Stadium on Saturday, demonstrating against plans to destroy the 56-year-old facility and replace it with a colossal, futuristic structure for the 2020 Summer Olympics.
A YouTube video showing people in disaster-hit Fukushima Prefecture dancing joyously to American singer Pharrell Williams' hit song “Happy” has been extremely popular, having been played on the Internet over 439,000 times since its release about a month ago.
Japan took a tentative step toward improved relations with North Korea on Friday by agreeing to lift some of its sanctions in response to the North's decision to re-open a probe into the fate of at least a dozen Japanese believed to have been abducted by North Korean agents decades ago.
A Japanese city on Thursday sought a court injunction to prevent a nuclear plant from being built, in a country that remains deeply suspicious of the technology three years after Fukushima.
dreds of cuddly mascots were facing the chop Thursday after Japan's finance ministry ordered local authorities nationwide to cut back in their use, saying many of them are a waste of public money.