Japan PM sends offering to Yasukuni Shrine: Japanese media

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine, seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, media reported on Monday, in a move likely to further strain...

Thousands in Tokyo anti-nuclear rally

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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.

Yoichi Masuzoe elected Tokyo governor, aiding Abe

Winner: Yoichi Masuzoe smiles at his office in Tokyo.

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...

Tokyo has heaviest snowfall in decades

Visitors to the Imperial Palace: As much as 27 centimetres of snow was recorded in Tokyo

At least five are dead and 600 injured across Japan as severe snowfalls hit Tokyo and other areas of the country.

Tokyo shaken by magnitude 7.1 earthquake off Japan's east coast


An earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck Saturday morning off Japan's east coast, the US Geological Survey said.

Tokyo rejects China's air rights claim in East China Sea

The disputed East China Sea islands

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...

Tokyo subway gas attack: Trial of cult member begins

In court: Makoto Hirata during his trial, which began on Thursday, as drawn by artist Masato Yamashita.

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...

Tokyo Disneyland trip turns to tragedy

At least seven people have been killed and 39 injured after a bus bound for Tokyo Disneyland crashed.

Tuna sells for record $1.7m in Tokyo

Kiyomura Co's President Kiyoshi Kimura, who runs a chain of sushi restaurants, poses with a bluefin tuna in front of his sushi restaurant outside Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo.

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.

Tokyo, Manila step closer as tensions rise in Asia

Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario greets Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, right, at the Foreign Affairs headquarters in Manila.

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.

Russian fighter jets breach Japanese airspace: Tokyo

The Russian SU-27.

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.

Calls for release of Tokyo Two

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Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki thought they'd cracked open Japan's secretive whaling industry. Now they face a battle for their freedom.

Tokyo tap water unsafe for infants

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Radioactive iodine has been detected in Tokyo tap water, with officials recommending not to allow infants to consume it.

Tokyo firefighters at nuclear plant

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Video released by Tokyo's fire department shows firefighters battling to cool overheating reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Nuclear protest draws hundreds in Tokyo

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Hundreds of anti-nuclear protestors take to the streets of Tokyo, as Japan continues to grapple worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.

Power shifts as Tokyo turns to gas

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.

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Beijing warned its belligerence on islands is ruining relations with Tokyo

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...

Tokyo's oldest had been long dead

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A man listed as the oldest living male in Tokyo died some 30 years ago and has been found mummified in his bed.

Tokyo residents gripped by fear and uncertainty

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South Asia correspondent Ben Doherty reports on the uncertainty filled Tokyo following the quake and nuclear disaster, with many residents fleeing the city.

Tokyo, pop. 36 million, and falling...


Ben Doherty and Adam Carey Tokyo, neon city, is fumbling around in the dark.