Tokyo summoned a Seoul envoy Thursday to protest after a Japanese journalist was charged with defamation in South Korea over a story about President Park Geun-hye.
In a Tokyo karaoke booth thick with cigarette smoke, Shinsuke Chiba's eyes bulge as the 41-year-old rips into an enthusiastic, if somewhat misjudged, rendition of the Sex Pistols' “Anarchy in the UK.”
Japan and the United States are revising their mutual defense guidelines for the first time in nearly two decades to respond to China's military expansion and increase Japan's role in regional defense.
The death toll from a typhoon that pounded Japan this week has risen to six, while five other people including two U.S. serviceman remain missing, reports said Tuesday.
The prices of Japanese products on the local market have remained unchanged despite a depreciating yen, leading Premier Jiang Yi-huah Tuesday to call on consumers nationwide to boycott Japanese imports.
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Tuesday struck a less optimistic tone on its view of the world's number three economy, but held off launching fresh monetary easing measures after a two-day meeting.
The father of a 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl who confessed to decapitating a classmate earlier this year has killed himself, news reports said Monday.
Strong typhoon Phanfone slammed into Japan Monday, packing gusting winds and huge waves that swept three U.S. military officials out to sea in another stark reminder of the country's vulnerability to nature.
Disgraced swimmer Naoya Tomita was “not in his usual mental state” when he stole a journalist's camera at the Asian Games, the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) said Saturday.
Sixteen people remain unaccounted for on a still-smouldering Japanese volcano that erupted at the weekend, officials said Friday, as a typhoon looming off the coast threatened to further delay the stalled recovery operation.