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Japan's Emperor Akihito has told Philippine President Benigno Aquino his country feels "remorse" for its actions during World War II, in what one commentator said was a prod to nationalist Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
 

Japan and the Philippines lashed out Thursday at Chinese land reclamation in the South China Sea, where Beijing is building infrastructure some suspect will be used by its military.
 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday he would pledge a 26 percent cut in the country's greenhouse gas emissions, ahead of a global summit on climate change this year.
 

Japan's parliamentary session opened Monday with an unusual apology from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over his heckling.
Japanese PM apologizes for heckling lawmaker

 

A giant kite weighing three-quarters of a tonne crashed into a crowd of spectators in Japan at the weekend, an official said Monday, hurting four people, including an elderly man.
 

A solar plane attempting to fly around the world without a drop of fuel plans to make an unscheduled stop Monday night in Nagoya, Japan, because of bad weather.
 

Japan's pension service said Monday it suffered a hack attack that led to 1.25 million cases of personal data being leaked.
 

Seismologists Sunday warned Japan to stay vigilant for the next "Big One" after a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the quake-prone nation, injuring a dozen people.
 

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.
Quake strikes off Japan coast; no tsunami warning declared

 

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.
Japan evacuates island after volcano erupts

 

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.
Japan evacuates island after volcano erupts

 

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.
 
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