Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo chief who built gaming empire, dies at 85
Hiroshi Yamauchi, credited with transforming Nintendo from a family-owned Japanese business into a global byword for video games, died Thursday from pneumonia.
12 famous cats make the world a better place (VIDEOS)
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Japan is nuclear-free after last reactor switched off
Japan's last operating reactor was switched off for inspection Monday, leaving the country without nuclear power for only the second time in more than four decades.
US hopes Japan, China manage rows through 'friendly' means
"The friction and tension between Tokyo and Beijing is a matter of concern to all neighbors and certainly to the United States," Daniel Russel, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, said.
Fukushima plant situation "not under control," TEPCO official says
Japan's government rushes to downplay remarks by Kazuhiko Yamashita days after the International Olympic Committee awarded Tokyo the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Japan angered by French Fukushima cartoon
A cartoon in a French satirical weekly depicting sumo wrestlers with extra limbs at the Fukushima nuclear plant has angered Japan.
In China, too many retweets could land you in prison
The Communist Party seeks to tame China's savage social media sphere.
High radiation detected at Fukushima monitoring well
The finding means that it "now seems more likely"radioactive water reached groundwater in the area.
Tokyo beats Madrid, Istanbul to host 2020 Summer Olympic Games
Tokyo was seen as the safest choice for the 2020 Olympic Games over economically fragile Spain and Turkey, which would need billions in investment.
The Galaxy Gear smartwatch: proof that Samsung can innovate?
Often accused of 'borrowing' ideas, last week Samsung beat Apple to the market with a smartwatch.
Kirobo, Japan’s robot astronaut, speaks in space for first time (VIDEO)
The first human-designed robot has spoken in outer space.
Google Street View shows Japan's tsunami, earthquake devastation
Google Street View is offering users before-and-after pictures of the areas of Japan damaged in the 2011 disaster.
Record radiation levels recorded at Fukushima
Radiation readings near the tanks storing contaminated water at Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant are the highest yet.
Japan plans to stop radioactive leaks from Fukushima with an ice wall
The government will spend nearly $500 million to freeze a circle of earth around the nuclear plant.
Japan tornadoes injure 63 (VIDEO)
Tornadoes lash eastern Japan, leaving dozens hurt.
Japan proposes ‘Internet fasting’ camps for its technology-addicted kids
The Japanese ministry of education has asked the government to fund camps where teens will be cut off from computers.
Japan: Fukushima's newest radioactive leak was officially a "serious incident"
The 300-ton leak at Japan's wrecked Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant was raised from a level 1 to a level 3 on the international scale.
Japan's Epsilon rocket fails to launch
The last-minute abort was apparently caused by an irregularity in the rocket posture, according to Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
China and Japan really don't like each other right now
China's Xi Jinping won't meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the G20 summit because Japan isn't serious about improving relations, China said.
Fukushima water handling 'like whack-a-mole'
Japan's government will intervene after poor attempt to deal with Fukushima disaster.
Japan scrambles fighter jets to head off China plane
Japan scrambled fighter jets on Monday to head off a Chinese government plane flying towards disputed islands in the East China Sea.
The Fukushima nuclear complex is still not under control
New revelations of serious radioactive contamination haunt Japan.
Fukushima checking 300 more tanks for toxic leaks
Some 300 tons of toxic liquid have escaped from a storage tank, and Fukushima's operator warns that some of it might have flowed into the Pacific.
Japan says Fukushima leak worst since tsunami
Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said some of the water might have flown into the Pacific Ocean.
Japan raises alert level after radioactive water continues to leak from Fukushima plant
The operator of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant said Tuesday that radioactive water had leaked from one of its storage tanks and into the ground.
TEPCO reports worst radioactive leak from tank at Japan's Fukushima
TEPCO said puddles with extremely high radiation levels -- about 100 millisieverts per hour -- have been found near the water tanks at the ruined plant.
Operator says new radioactive leak at Japan's Fukushima
TEPCO said puddles with extremely high radiation levels have been found near the water tanks at the plant.
Japan's Sakurajima volcano erupts, coating town in ash (VIDEO)
Nobody in the city of Kagoshima was hurt or injured by the ash falling from Sakurajima volcano about six miles away.
Made in China: Can China build an Apple or Ikea?
Yes, and it's on the verge.
It's a sad, sad world: Lonely? Enjoy the comforts of a (fake) lady's lap (VIDEO)
Introduced several years ago, the Hizamakura ‘Lap Pillow’ shaped like a lady's lap is enjoying a surge in popularity again among lonely men in Japan.
Battle of the dueling war crimes
Nationalists in Japan and South Korea dredge up Korea’s heinous Vietnam War past.