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.
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.
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.
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.
At least seven people have been killed and 39 injured after a bus bound for Tokyo Disneyland crashed.
Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki thought they'd cracked open Japan's secretive whaling industry. Now they face a battle for their freedom.
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: 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...
A man listed as the oldest living male in Tokyo died some 30 years ago and has been found mummified in his bed.
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.
Hiroko Tabuchi Tokyo: Toru Hashimoto, the populist mayor of Osaka, who is seen by some as a possible future prime minister, drew an outcry Monday after he said that women forced into wartime brothels for the...
Martin Fackler A political aide to the Prime Minister of Japan made a sudden, rare visit to North Korea on Tuesday. Japanese officials refused to say what he was doing there.
China condemned comments by Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto that Asian women who were forced to work as prostitutes for the Japanese Army during World War II were necessary to accommodate soldiers facing...
Mark Baker Onn Mahmud was a wealthy tycoon with a bulging property portfolio when he jetted off without warning in 2007.