Japan nuclear watchdog says radioactive water spill at Fukushima an 'emergency'
Contaminated groundwater from the Fukushima nuclear plant has breached an underground barrier and is rising toward the surface, Japan's nuclear watchdog warns.
PlanetPic: How Hiroshima marks the anniversary of the atom bomb
Hiroshima will mark the 68th anniversary of the US' atom bomb that leveled the Japanese city, near the end of World War II.
Hiroshima’s forgotten victims: A Korean survivor’s tale
When the US bombed Hiroshima 68 years ago, many victims were Korean forced laborers. Their ordeal has been particularly arduous.
Pakistan says world without nuclear weapons is 'feasible'
Pakistan has said nuclear disarmament is feasible and should be pursued in a universal manner, echoing the mayor of Hiroshima's call for peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons.
US military helicopter crashes inside Okinawa base
A US HH-60 helicopter reportedly crashed inside the Japanese air base on Monday with four crew members on board.
A new skunk at the BRICS picnic: Japan
Analysis: ‘Abenomics’ has Japanese corporate profits and GDP growth soaring as emerging markets sputter.
Poisoned dumpling trial held in China
A Chinese man went on trial Tuesday for poisoning frozen dumplings which sickened 13 people in China and Japan.
Are you Japanese and a woman? Congratulations, you'll probably out-live us all
Japan returned to the top spot in terms of women's average life span in 2012, a year after falling to second place behind Hong Kong.
Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy as ambassador to Japan
President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday that Caroline Kennedy would be the next US ambassador to Japan.
Japan sends fighter planes after China nears disputed Senkaku islands
Four Chinese ships were spotted in the waters around the Senkaku islands, which Beijing claims and calls Diayou.
Is the world ready for a muscular Japan?
A decisive election victory lets Prime Minister Shinzo Abe indulge in nationalism.
This African city is world's most expensive for expats
Lack of accommodation and high import tax make Luanda, Angola the most expensive for expats.
Consumer confidence in Japan rises, along with Southeast Asia
Japanese consumers are feeling more confident, according to a recent survey, but remain less confident than the global average.
Japan police hunt haiku writer after five killings
A poetry-writing suspected killer was being hunted by Japanese police after the bodies of five people were found in a tiny mountain village.
What if the royal baby had been born in...
16 birth customs from around the world.
Radioactive water leaking from Fukushima into Pacific Ocean, TEPCO says
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has admitted for the first time that radioactive groundwater has leaked out into the Pacific Ocean.
7 unthinkable urban comebacks to inspire Detroit
Buck up, Motown. From Juarez to Mogadishu to London, anything's possible.
Japan's Fukushima operator acknowledges contaminated water flowing into sea
Tepco had previously failed to confirm the ground water leakage more than two years after the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986.
Japan: Exit poll shows Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc winning bigger mandate from voters
An exit poll suggests that Abe has won a majority in the Japanese parliament's upper house.
Some 2,000 Fukushima workers face increased cancer risk
The International Commission on Radiological Protection says 10 percent of the nearly 20,000 workers cleaning up the disabled Fukushima plant have been exposed to dangerous levels of radiation.
Abenomics likely to receive boost from Japanese elections next Monday
A financial analysts for Deutsche Bank predicts movement in yen after a victory for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and his coalition in the Japanese Legislature's Upper House.
Rainfall likely caused steam at Fukushima reactor
Worrisome steam seen rising from the Fukushima nuclear reactor is likely attributable to rain, while nuclear levels remain stable.
Japanese woman sues top Yakuza mob boss for refund
The unidentified restauranteur is suing Japan's top mob boss Kenichi Shinoda for refund of protection payments she says she was forced to pay.
$700 Square watermelons sit on Russia's store shelves (VIDEO)
Not only that, Russia's curious shoppers can't even eat the square watermelons because they're harvested too early to ship from Japan.
London Broiling: Brits brace for what they call heat (PHOTOS)
The language of being hot is universal.
5 signs the Japanese are more old than young
Japan is getting older — and it shows.
Japan’s ‘Abenomics’ — sugar high or national revival?
Japanese youth only know economic decline. Shinzo Abe’s radical stimulus program seeks to undo their skepticism.
Fukushima forever? Japan warns of radioactive water leaking into Pacific
Radioactive groundwater found at the site of the Fukushima nuclear plant is likely leaking into the Pacific, Japan's nuclear watchdog said.
Masao Yoshida, man who saved Japan during tsunami, dies of cancer
After the earthquake triggered tsunami, Masao Yoshida took control of Fukushima Daiichi power plant.
10 amazing McDonald's commercials that explain the world
The golden arches may fulfill a similar longing across the globe, but the way they do it is decidedly different from country to country.
Elderly shoplifters outnumber teenagers in Tokyo for the first time
The apprehended elderly shoplifters were likely to be lonely, according to a police spokesman.