Japanese whaling ships have left the Southern Ocean, says Sea Shepherd
Japanese catch in 2013 much lower than projected, while Japan states it has no plans to end whaling despite international outcry.
US Navy sailors jailed for rape of Japanese woman
Two US Navy sailors were jailed Friday for the rape of a woman on the southern Japanese island, Okinawa.
Fukushima raised cancer risk, WHO says
People who live near Fukushima have an increased risk of developing cancer, the World Health Organization says.
Caroline Kennedy considered for Japan ambassador job
Caroline Kennedy could become the United States ambassador to Japan.
Shinzo Abe taps Haruhiko Kuroda, a finance veteran and advocate of monetary easing, to lead Bank of Japan
The Japanese government has nominated Haruhiko Kuroda, the Asian Development Bank President, to lead the country's central bank.
Parts of Japan rocked by four earthquakes
Earthquakes, with magnitudes ranging between 6.2 and 4.5, hit portions of Japan on Feb 25th, although no tsunami warnings have been issued.
China’s a third wheel in US-Japan relationship
Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, seeks to rekindle the passion in a visit to Washington.
Plastic surgery, 'Gangnam-style'
Under the knife, beauty seekers get a piece of the Gangnam dream.
3 hanged in Japan in first executions since new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office
Three men in Japan have been put to death in the first executions since the country's conservative prime minister was elected.
Resource limits and slow-moving institutions may hamper economic growth
Commentary: Reluctance to make inconvenient choices will lead to an unsustainable trajectory.
Mystery benefactor gives gold bars to Japanese tsunami survivors (VIDEO)
Gold worth upwards of $250,000 gifted to Ishinomaki residents working to rebuild the hard-hit fishing village after 2011 tsunami.
Japanese turn against whaling
Report says hunts cost govt. $8.5 million a year; unsold meat leaves 6,000-ton stockpile.
Russia: Don't compete through currency devaluations
As Russia attempts to move away from currency manipulation, the country's finance minister has some harsh advice for other nations looking to stimulate their economies.
Video of the Day: Valentine's Day Edition
The Japanese are shouting their love from the rooftops. And we like it.
Korean food made me cry like a baby
Choo-sung has achieved notoriety for a masochistic recipe that the Korean press calls one of the country's spiciest.
Why this week's Bank of Japan meeting matters
The BOJ concludes a two-day meeting on Thursday, the same day that Japan is scheduled to release fourth-quarter GDP data.
North Korea celebrates nuclear test, world condemns it (VIDEO)
After North Korea's third successful nuclear bomb test, the world fired back with widespread condemnation.
How do you solve a problem like (North) Korea?
Five questions with MIT professor Jim Walsh on what North Korea's nuclear detonation means for China, the US and global security.
Japan passenger train collision injures at least 15 (VIDEO)
A train crash in Japan injures more than a dozen passengers.
Can Japan resuscitate its economy? A lesson in 'Abenomics'
'Abenomics,' a combination of super-loose monetary policy and stimulus spending named after new Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, may save Japan.
Winter is here: The worst winter storms and blizzards around the world (PHOTOS)
American Northeasterners, as you hunker down to weather winter storm Nemo, know that you are not alone. Record-setting snowfall has been hitting many parts of the world.
Russian fighter jets violated Japanese airspace, Tokyo claims
Two fighter jets are detected by Japan off of Hokkaido, reports say, adding new tension to territorial dispute over islands.
Hagel hearings reinforce congressional support for whatever Israel does
Commentary: GOP senators opt to grandstand rather than ask serious questions on defense policy.
Japan and US urge restraint and caution in island dispute with China
Japan PM Shinzo Abe called for restraint in its island dispute with China in the East China Sea.
Viral Video of the Day
The newest employee of Tama Zoo outside Tokyo donned a zebra costume during the drill as emergency workers set up a barricade.
Toyota hikes profit forecasts on strong sales, weakening yen
Analysts see top seller Toyota as the most likely to benefit from a weakening yen because it has the highest ratio of production in Japan.
Japan says China missile radar targeted its ship in island dispute
Japan accuses Chinese military of directing a weapons-related radar system at its vessel last week.
S Korea, US hold naval drill under nuclear test cloud
North Korea may be getting ready to detonate two bombs back-to-back, observers say.
Strong earthquake hits Japan's Hokkaido island
No tsunami warnings were issued after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck near Japan's northern Hokkaido island.
Japan judo Olympian jailed for 5 years for rape
Japanese Olympic medalist Masato Uchishiba has been jailed for five years for raping a student he was coaching.
Japanese pop star Minami Minegishi shaves off hair to apologize for having boyfriend (VIDEO)
Japanese pop star Minami Minegishi, from girl group AKB48, shaved off her hair and took video of her apology for breaking her band's no-boyfriends rule.