Japanese police on Saturday arrested Mark Karpeles, head of the MtGox Bitcoin exchange, after a series of fraud allegations led to its spectacular collapse and hammered the digital currency's reputation.
The 4 1/2 minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form.
The most lasting health impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster will likely be psychological not physical, according to a trio of studies published Friday in The Lancet.
Japanese whiskey will be sent into space next month to test how time in a zero-gravity environment affects its flavor, one of the country's biggest drinks makers said Friday.
A convicted Japanese murderer who left a haunting "haiku" poem behind after his grisly deeds was sentenced to death on Tuesday.
Three people were killed Sunday when a small plane crashed into a Tokyo suburb shortly after takeoff, police said, leaving nearby homes and cars ablaze and the charred remains of the fuselage lying in a burned-out residence.
Japan's Mitsubishi Materials will apologize and pay compensation to Chinese victims of forced labor during World War II, Japanese media reported Friday, days after the firm made a landmark apology to U.S. prisoners of war.
The parents of a 21-year-old who died during a drinking binge with his college tennis club in Japan are suing fellow student members over his death.
Japanese space scientists are on the hunt for a new name for an asteroid that may contain the secret of life, with a public competition beginning Wednesday.
Japan is on the hook to pay as much as US$50 million for its scrapped Olympic stadium even though not a single brick has been laid, officials and media said Wednesday.
An outside director of Mitsubishi Materials said Wednesday that the company hopes to apologize to former British, Dutch and Australian World War II POWs, and also reach an amicable agreement with Chinese forced laborers, following a landmark apology to American POWs earlier this week.
Support for the government of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has plunged to an all-time low after it pushed unpopular defense bills through parliament despite public anger, according to a new poll.
Controversial security bills that opponents say will undermine 70 years of pacifism and could see Japanese troops fighting abroad for the first time since World War II passed through the powerful lower house of parliament Thursday.
Japan's lower house of parliament on Thursday approved legislation that would allow an expanded role for the nation's military in a vote boycotted by the opposition.