A powerful and extremely deep earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook most of the country Saturday evening, but officials said there was no threat of a tsunami, and no injuries or damage were immediately reported.
A violent volcanic eruption in Japan forced the evacuation of an island on Friday, as a huge column of ash was shot high into the sky.
A violent volcanic eruption in southern Japan forced the evacuation of an island on Friday, as a huge column of ash was shot high into the sky.
A nuclear plant in southern Japan on Wednesday obtained the final permit needed to restart its reactors, paving the way for it to become the first to go back online under new safety standards introduced following the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
A Japanese court has awarded millions of dollars in compensation to a group of teachers who were punished for refusing to sing the country's anthem, the group said Tuesday as it condemned nationalism in education.
Japanese academics have called on the conservative government to face up to its responsibility over "comfort women," echoing an open letter from leading foreign scholars urging an honest accounting for wartime wrongdoing.
A strong quake shook buildings in Tokyo on Monday, setting off alarms and temporarily bringing the city's subway system to halt, AFP reporters in the Japanese capital said.
The operator of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has jointly won a large power and water infrastructure contract in the desert state of Qatar, it said Monday.
A Japanese man turned himself in to authorities after trying to flush the ashes of his "hated" dead wife down a supermarket toilet, reports and police said Sunday
Japan's push to take away overtime from high-paid workers has critics warning it will aggravate a problem synonymous with the country's notoriously long working hours -- karoshi, or death from overwork.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday pledged US$453 million in aid to Pacific island nations to help them combat climate change and natural disasters.
Japan and South Korea on Saturday held the first dialogue of their financial chiefs in two and a half years, agreeing to improve economic ties despite diplomatic frictions between the two Asian countries.
China on Friday renewed its call for Japan to "face up to" its 20th century history after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife visited a shrine Beijing sees as a symbol of Tokyo's warring past.
Japan's economy grew more than expected in the first quarter, data showed Wednesday, as it crawls back from a brief recession, but observers cautioned that a full recovery may still be some way off.