Japan will on Monday start constructing an underground ice wall at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, freezing the soil under broken reactors to slow the build-up of radioactive water, officials said.
Five former victims of Japan's wartime sex slavery and their supporters have submitted to the government hundreds of official documents, demanding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe face Japan's past atrocity and formally apologize.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed Friday that his country would play a larger role in promoting peace in Asia, and called for the rule of law to be upheld in the region.
The U.S. Air Force has deployed two of its most advanced long-distance surveillance drones to a base in northern Japan over the past week, enhancing its ability to monitor nuclear activities in North Korea and Chinese naval operations.
Japan's prime minister will lay out a vision of Tokyo as a counterweight to the growing might of China this weekend, at a major security forum set to be dominated by escalating regional disputes.1 Comment
A Japanese stem cell scientist, under pressure over inconsistencies in her groundbreaking research, has agreed to retract one of the two papers published in the respected journal Nature, reports said Thursday.
Tokyo said Thursday it would ease sanctions against North Korea if the secretive state delivers on a pledge to reinvestigate the cases of Japanese nationals kidnapped to train spies, in a major breakthrough for testy relations.
An oil tanker sank off the Japanese coast on Thursday after a large explosion and subsequent fire sent towering columns of acrid smoke into the sky.
Japan's pro-nuclear government is to change some top officials at its nuclear regulator, officials said Wednesday, in what critics charge is an attempt to remove opponents to the restarting of the country's reactors.
Japan said Wednesday it has begun a controversial review of its landmark 1993 apology over wartime sex slavery, a historical legacy that still stokes regional resentment, while stressing that it had no plans to revise the statement.