More than 31 people are feared dead near the peak of the Japanese volcano that erupted a day earlier, sending a huge cloud of ash and rock tumbling down its slopes, while packed with hikers.
Jacob Adelman and Hideki Sagiike Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) -- More than 30 people may be dead in a volcanic eruption in central Japan, the nation's second natural disaster in the past month.
Japanese parents have watched with glee as sumo wrestlers tried to reduce their babies to tears, in a centuries-old ritual.
Martin Fackler Two plants in Kyushu are the first to be certified 'safe' out of the 48 operable nuclear facilities closed after the Fukushima disaster.
Responding to the prolonged friction between Japan and China over the Senkaku Islands in Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture, the National Police Agency has decided to boost security capabilities of the...
The first dolphins of the season have been slaughtered in the small Japanese town of Taiji, campaigners say, starting an annual cull repeatedly condemned by animal rights groups.
Japan's defence ministry has made its biggest ever budget request as Tokyo bolsters its military amid worries over China's expanding naval reach.
Japan will start a project to develop "robot wheelchairs", which detect the user's intentions from their brain waves and automatically move in line with the user's will.
Kyoko Hasegawa Huge landslides that engulfed homes in western Japan have killed at least 36 people and left another seven missing, the government says.
Isabel Reynolds Japan dispatched hundreds of troops to the western city of Hiroshima after torrential rain triggered landslides that national broadcaster NHK said killed 36 people and left seven missing.
An estimated 4.8% of the nation's adults are pathological gamblers, according to a health ministry survey.
A 15-year-old Japanese schoolgirl has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a classmate and dismembering her body.
Japan is bracing for one of its worst storms in years as typhoon Neoguri heads towards the southern Okinawa island chain, with the national weather agency issuing its highest alert and nearly...
Shingo Ito At least 10 people died and dozens were injured as Typhoon Halong hurtled across the Japanese archipelago at the weekend, according to reports on Monday, with heavy rain still lashing the country's...
Jacob Adelman and Brian K. Sullivan Typhoon Neoguri weakened to a tropical storm as it moved toward Japan's southernmost main island of Kyushu after prompting the evacuation of almost 90,000 people amid threats of floods and landslides.
Takehiko Kambayashi Tokyo on Wednesday lodged a protest with Russia over military exercises on islands disputed between the two countries, Japan's Kyodo News agency reported.
A minor tsunami hit Japan early on Saturday after a strong 6.8-magnitude quake jolted the north-eastern Pacific coast, prompting advisories for regions including around the crippled Fukushima nuclear...
A candidate from Japan's ruling party has lost a race for a governorship, apparently in a reaction at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to end a policy that has kept the military from fighting...
Martin Fackler Japan takes a historic step away from its post-war pacifism in a move that has riled China and worries many Japanese voters.
Linda Sieg Japan's cabinet was poised to end a ban that has kept the military from fighting abroad since World War II, a major shift away from post-war pacifism.