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Analysis: Deputy prime minister says he expected anti-Japanese sentiment in China, and it could have been worse.
Tension rises as 1,000 Chinese fishing vessels head for the disputed islands.
China is predictably upset, but Japan may have averted an even bigger diplomatic falling-out.
While Japan struggles with a diplomatic response to the island row, popular resentment is spilling over into the Korean wave.
Japan and China are at it again over disputed islands. Here's why.
The heavily edited excerpts are revealing, but probably won't settle disaster response controversies.
He is the son of a yakuza gang member, and won father of the year while having an affair. But Mayor Toru Hashimoto disseminates a strong message of political change. Will Japan listen?
The US insists that the modern Osprey aircrafts are vital in Asia, but opponents cite recent crashes in Morocco and Florida as cause for concern.
A dispute heats up between China and Japan over the Senkaku Islands, treasured for fisheries, potential oil wealth — and nationalistic importance.
In Tokyo, young people appalled at the ongoing Fukushima catastrophe join old-school protesters to keep the movement going.
South Korea looks to the International Whaling Commission for permission to hunt minke whales.
A government-led inquiry found the nuclear accident in Japan was a result of government collusion and lack of oversight.
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda won parliament's backing for a controversial rise in sales tax. Noda insists higher taxes are for the best, but rebellious members of his party disagree.
Tokyo police recently arrested 3 remaining Aum fugitives more than 10 years after Japan's deadliest terrorist attack, but the cult's doomsday philosophy remains intact.
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has approved the immediate restart of two reactors under intense pressure from businesses concerned about summer power cuts.
The Japanese firm that once dominated the world with innovative Walkmen and TVs, has lost its edge to Apple and Samsung.
As Japan debates the possible restart of two nuclear reactors, Fukushima is still cause for concern.
How spicy, healthy Korean food is winning fans in the rest of the world.
Protection of LGBT rights in Japan is flimsy at best, say campaigners. Homosexuality is not illegal, but same-sex marriages are not legally recognized.
All that can be said for certain at this stage is that Koreans are ready for a change of pace.