A solid gold Darth Vader mask is going on sale in Japan, with a $1.4 million price tag for a one-of-a-kind likeness of science fiction's most famous villain.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Japan for talks Tuesday expected to focus largely on trade with America's anchor ally in the region.
A woman takes pictures of Japan's On-Art Corp's 6.4-meter tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit dino-tronics robot during a performance at the Sky Lobby of Hikarie building in Tokyo on Tuesday, April 4.
Japan said Monday that it is sending back its ambassador to South Korea despite an ongoing impasse over a "comfort woman" statue, stressing that it is not meant to be a compromise.
Japan's whaling fleet returned home Friday after killing 333 whales in the Antarctic, achieving its goal for the second year under a revised research whaling program.
An avalanche Monday killed seven Japanese high school students and a teacher on a mountain-climbing outing, and injured 40 more.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe donated 1 million yen (US$9,000) through his wife for a school run by ultranationalist educators, the group's leader told Parliament on Thursday, while also suggesting a land-buying scandal involving the school had "political influence" behind it.
The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia met in Tokyo on Monday, with both sides expressing hope that discussions on joint development of islands claimed by both countries might help them move closer to resolving the territorial dispute preventing them from forging a peace treaty.
Japan paused Saturday to mark six years since a deadly earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster devastated a wide swathe of its northeastern coast as more than 100,000 people remain unable or unwilling to return home.
Japanese authorities confirmed Monday that all nine people aboard a rescue helicopter that crashed in snow-covered mountains in central Japan have been pronounced dead.