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A ceremony was held on Sunday to celebrate the completion of work to reconstruct the old residence of former Japanese Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida...

A court sentenced a former ballet school student to four years and six months in prison on Monday for cutting off a female ballet...

Japan has decided not to take part in talks aimed at drawing up a legally binding ban on nuclear weapons. (NHK) News...

Seven students and one teacher from Otawara High School in Tochigi Prefecture died Monday after being caught in an avalanche at a ski resort...

The Upper House approved a ¥97.45 trillion budget that highlighted an increase in defense spending — a record ¥5.13 trillion — reflecting a beefed-up...

The Hokkaido Shinkansen Line, which connects Honshu and Hokkaido by high-speed train, on Sunday marked its first year of service. Commemorative events were held...

Eight students appeared to show no vital signs on Monday morning following an avalanche that occurred during a springtime climbing event on a ski...

The body of a girl was found near a drainage ditch in Abiko, Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, on Sunday and she was identified...

A dog meat farm in South Korea is missing 46 dogs that arrived at New York’s Kennedy Airport after being rescued. After landing late...

A team of researchers in Japan has succeeded in filming the moment when an Amami rabbit, a rare species, was preyed on by a...

Gangsters, tattoos, sex - a winning formula for more than three decades is coming to an end for one Tokyo-based publication. (tokyoreporter.com)

In next month’s “two-plus-two” security talks with the U.S., Japan plans to propose putting priority on bolstering missile defense systems. Japan Times...

With Britain poised to start divorce proceedings, the 27 remaining European Union nations put pen to paper Saturday in Rome to renew their vows...

A New York man found guilty of attacking a Japanese tourist in a Niagara Falls park has been sentenced to 22 years in prison....

During the recent Diet grilling over his alleged involvement in the Moritomo Gakuen land purchase scandal, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe accused his opposition party...

Graduating from high school represents a significant milestone in any young person’s life, a landmark that certainly wasn’t lost on the countless 18-year-olds milling...