Japan slips into surprise recession
This is unwelcome news for an already shaky global economy.
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe loses 2 ministers over cash scandals
Their loss reduces to three the number of women in the cabinet, after Abe's widely-praised move in September to promote a record-tying five to his administration.
Typhoon Vongfong kills 2 people, injures nearly 100 in Japan
More than 800,000 people nationwide had been urged to leave their homes, while more than 150,000 homes lost power, NHK said.
31 presumed dead after Japan volcano erupts
Hikers, including children, were admiring the autumn foliage at the peak of the volcano when it unexpectedly erupted.
Tragedy hits the Himalayas
An avalanche swept away two European climbers, while a veteran Japanese mountaineer plunged to his death.
Are these hilarious plane-shaped scooters part of Japan's military expansion plans?
Japan's real-life superhero, Mangetsu-man, is literally cleaning up the streets of Tokyo
It's a one-man crusade against grime.
Under pressure from the Islamic State, Al Qaeda opens South Asia front
Someone is starving for attention.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffles cabinet, appoints more women
Abe gave women almost a third of the posts in his 18-minister cabinet to show his commitment to promoting women as part of his "Abenomics" growth strategy.
Hello Kitty fans are in shock after learning the global icon is not a cat
'Hello Kitty is a personification of a cat,' a company spokesperson told Kotaku gaming blog. What?
This weird funeral expo in Japan offers people the chance to 'try before you die'
It's all about planning the perfect goodbye.
The trouble with Abenomics
Optimism in Japan suddenly seems very short lived.
Can kimchi cure Ebola?
Some Koreans are convinced it could. Either way, the stuff is so good for you that you may as well indulge.
This badass Japanese politician is organizing a pro wrestling match in North Korea
Will he Inoki-slap Kim Jong Un?
Bali’s government is on an unrepentant dog-killing spree
9 incredible lessons in parenting from around the world
Every culture has kids. Some just raise them better than others.
Arrested Japanese artist: 'My vagina is not obscene'
Since when did any old vagina become verboten in the land of kinky fetishes?
23 crazy images of Super Typhoon Neoguri that will remind you to fear nature
Why China fears the Falun Gong
Explainer: Is the group really a dangerous cult? Does it believe in snake spirits and ghosts? And do authorities really harvest members’ organs?
Although they live freely in Japan, these Koreans still support Kim Jong Un
Why do they swear allegiance to an abusive regime?
People love to watch this Japanese politician crying hysterically
Which isn't as messed up as it sounds.
North Korea fires 2 short-range ballistic missiles
The missile launch comes ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Seoul on Thursday.
Asia embraces blackface-style ads. Get ready to cringe
Asian TV is enduring a disconcerting fad — for a laugh or to sell soap.
License to boogie? Japan moves to ease its ban on late-night dancing
'I think politicians and authorities are feeling pressure as they don't want Japan to be seen as a boring place by foreign tourists,' said Takahiro Saito, a Tokyo-based lawyer.
Angry Japanese farmers say their animals are poisoned by radiation
'Our cows cannot be shipped as meat. They are evidence of lives affected by radiation,' farm leader Masami Yoshizawa said.
After years of international pressure, Japan is finally banning possession of child porn
The new law, however, excludes an original clause calling for a study onto the effects of pornographic manga involving young children.
A really expensive nursing home for dogs is opening in Japan
Expect to pay at least $1,000 a month.
Why the Japanese live so long
Despite soaring stress levels, Japan boasts the highest life expectancy of any major country. Here's why.
Those adorable teacup pups, loved by celebrities, often begin life in abusive breeding mills
GlobalPost investigation: For celebrities, a canine in the handbag is a delightful fashion accessory. But animal lovers condemn the dogs’ squalid, sweatshop-like roots.
11 times Japanese businessmen passed out drunk in public — and no one cared
This is a culture where drinking is a job requirement.
These new cookies sold in Tokyo claim to make your breasts bigger
"F-cup cookies" come in two flavors — soy milk or pralines and chocolate.