Kyoko Hasegawa Huge landslides that engulfed homes in western Japan have killed at least 36 people and left another seven missing, the government says.
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...
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.
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...
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.
Maiko Takahashi Japan has failed to atone sufficiently for its actions in World War II, said a former foreign minister who wrote an apology over the use of wartime "comfort women".
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...
A 15-year-old Japanese schoolgirl has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a classmate and dismembering her body.
Colin Cosier A wild boar has been filmed terrorising a Japanese neighbourhood and attacking a television cameraman.
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.
Adrian Warren Australia's attack-minded Matildas are confident they possess the firepower to topple world champions Japan in Sunday's Asian Cup women's final in Vietnam.
Isabel Reynolds and Maiko Takahashi Japan will ease sanctions on North Korea after the isolated nation said it would start a new investigation into abductees and other Japanese citizens living there.
Hundreds of cuddly mascots are facing the chop after Japan's finance ministry ordered local authorities nationwide to cut back in their use.
Kiyoshi Takenaka Chinese fighter jets flew within a few dozen metres of Japanese military planes over the East China Sea, Japanese officials said, prompting the Defence Minister to accuse Beijing of going "over the...
Elaine Lies and Tetsushi Kajimoto North Korea agrees to reopen an investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens it kidnapped decades ago, signalling a potential breakthrough in a bitter dispute between Tokyo and Pyongyang.
TOKYO, May 29 AFP - An oil tanker is sinking off the Japanese coast after a large explosion and subsequent fire that sent towering columns of acrid smoke into the sky.
Kumiko Okamoto It was a little after 1.30pm and a male employee at Okuta Corp, a housing renovation firm in Saitama, Japan, placed a small pillow on his desk.
Philip Wen A senior Chinese general has hit back at a "provocative challenge" from the US and Japan, denouncing criticism of Beijing's handling of a spate of escalating territorial disputes in the region.