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North Korean state-run media on Thursday served up a scathing critique of China over its recent rebuke of Pyongyang’s first missile test of the...

While a recent investigation found what may be melted nuclear fuel rods in reactor No. 2 containment vessel at the Fukushima No. 1 plant,...

Five Japanese companies have teamed up to re-create legendary comic book robot Astro Boy in toy form. The product marks the 90th anniversary of...

Residents near U.S. Kadena Air Base in Okinawa receive a record ¥30.2 billion in noise pollution redress from the central government, marking the largest...

Carlos Ghosn has handed over the day-to-day running of Nissan Motor Co. to Hiroto Saikawa, who will take the mantle of president and CEO...

After teasing us with a behind-the-scenes trailer showing Piko Taro with Canadian singer Justin Bieber on the set of their new SoftBank commercial, the...

The government's Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion newly added 16 faults to a list of major active fault zones in which a magnitude-7 or...

Crown Prince Naruhito, on the occasion of his 57th birthday on Thursday, expressed his readiness to ascend the throne as Emperor Akihito is expected...

Crown Prince Naruhito has used the occasion of his 57th birthday to express his readiness to ascend the throne as Emperor Akihito is expected...

For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life. This...

Japan is turning to those hooded samurai-era acrobatic spies known as ninja to woo tourism. The Japan Ninja Council, a government-backed organization of scholars,...

The two women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea’s ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals and...

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his government face continued questions in the Diet about state-owned land sold to a nationalist school operator at a...

Ueno Zoo halted public viewing of two giant pandas on Wednesday because female panda Shin Shin appears to be in heat. (Japan Times)

The 27-year-old suspect in a deadly stabbing rampage last July at a facility for the mentally disabled told police he sped up his plans...

Afghanistan is set to lay out stringent penalties for “bacha bazi” — sexual slavery and abuse of boys — for the first time, officials...