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.
Julian Ryall Mitsuru Kono hopes that once the executions begin, the nightmares might start to fade. He was one of the many victims of the sarin nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway carried out by an apocalyptic...
At least five are dead and 600 injured across Japan as severe snowfalls hit Tokyo and other areas of the country.
Linda Sieg A candidate backed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won Sunday's election for governor of Tokyo, frustrating a rival's efforts to make the vote a referendum on the Japanese leader's pro-nuclear energy...
Tens of thousands of citizens have turned out for an anti-nuclear rally in Tokyo, as the nation prepares to mark the third anniversary of the Fukushima disaster.
An earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck Saturday morning off Japan's east coast, the US Geological Survey said.
Martin Fackler Japan's foreign minister on Sunday refused to recognise China's newly claimed air defense zone over disputed islands, signalling that Japan would not back down as tensions increased in the maritime...
A Bluefin tuna has sold for a record $US1.76 million ($A1.69 million) at a Tokyo auction, nearly three times the previous high set last year.
Martin Fackler TOKYO: In a sign of how China's rise has helped turn wartime foes into allies, Japan and the Philippines have agreed to co-operate more closely on maritime security.
Two Russian fighter jets violated Japanese airspace on Thursday as Tokyo scrambled its own planes in response, the defence ministry said, reportedly the first such incident in five years.
Radioactive iodine has been detected in Tokyo tap water, with officials recommending not to allow infants to consume it.
Video released by Tokyo's fire department shows firefighters battling to cool overheating reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Hundreds of anti-nuclear protestors take to the streets of Tokyo, as Japan continues to grapple worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.
Tokyo In a direct act of rebellion against Tokyo Electric Power Co, which owns the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the local government in Tokyo is moving to build a huge natural gas facility.
South Asia correspondent Ben Doherty reports on the uncertainty filled Tokyo following the quake and nuclear disaster, with many residents fleeing the city.
Ben Doherty and Adam Carey Tokyo, neon city, is fumbling around in the dark.
Ben Doherty, Tokyo As radiation warnings escalate, food and water runs short and rumours sweep the city of another big quake coming, Tokyo's international airport has become an outlet for this city's fear.
Japan is hit by another earthquake, though not as large as the one which sparked the devastating tsunami.
TOKYO: A train line in Tokyo has started installing security cameras inside some carriages to combat the menace of sexual molestation on crowded peak-hour carriages.
John Garnaut BEIJING: A leading figure in Japanese international relations who helped mend fences with China in the 1980s says Beijing's ''diplomatic shock and awe campaign'' over disputed islands in the East...