Japan to exempt Thai, Malaysian tourists from visa requirement
Japan plans to more than triple the number of visitors to its country by 2030.
French President Hollande calls Japan's people 'Chinese' on Tokyo visit
Francois Hollande made a pretty big blunder when he called the Japanese people 'the Chinese' on an official visit to Tokyo.
Ahead of the G8, N. Ireland gives its shop fronts a superficial facelift
Northern Ireland spends $3M putting glorified stickers on the front of derelict buildings.
World Markets Around the World Are Getting Smoked – Dow Falls Below 15,000
World markets are getting pounded today, as American, European, and Japanese indices are all taking losses.
Why Japan Equities Sold Off on Abe's Plans
Lack of labor, tax, and pension reforms leads to a sell-off in Japan's equity markets.
No rise in cancer rates after Fukushima disaster, UN says
Cancer rates are not expected to rise because of Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster, UN scientists say.
'Abenomics' gives Tokyo sex trade a boost
Despite speculation to the contrary, "Abenomics" has proven to give Tokyo's sex trade a boost.
5 Nobel laureates slam Hashimoto over wartime sexual servitude remarks
"The crimes committed against the 'comfort women' continue to cause terrible pain for individuals and their families, and contribute to the continued tensions, enmity and mistrust in East Asia today," the statement said.
Wrestling, baseball, squash to compete for 2020 Olympics Games
International Olympic Committee to decide in September which sport to include.
Could fracking make the Persian Gulf irrelevant?
From NATO to China, the world watches America's energy revolution.
Japan pledges to tighten nuclear safety after accident
Japan's most recent radiation accident on Thursday took place in a facility in Tokaimura, north of Tokyo, where at least two previous incidents have occurred.
US Air Force F-15 fighter crashes off Okinawa, Japan; pilot rescued
The pilot of a US Air Force F-15 fighter that crashed off the southern Japan island of Okinawa has been plucked from the ocean.
Japan's All Nippon Airways resume Boeing Dreamliner flights
Japan has put the Dreamliner back in the skies for the first time since the planes were grounded in January.
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto retracts US brothel remark
Japan's mayor of Osaka city apologized for suggesting US soldiers use legal brothels as a way to curb sexual assault in Okinawa.
Japan's Nikkei rebounds after Thursday plunge
Japanese stocks were up about 2.5 percent in morning trading after plunging more than 7 percent on Thursday.
My teacher, the J-pop idol
Japanese universities try J-pop music and manga to attract the shrinking number of youngsters in an aging country.
Chatter: Machete terrorist attack in London
British-born Muslim converts hack to death a serving soldier; Obama to announce new restrictions on drones; and the oldest man ever summits Mt. Everest. He is, wait for it, 80.
Japanese mountain climber Yuichiro Miura, 80, becomes oldest man to climb Mt Everest
Mt Everest has been conquered by an 80-year-old after Japanese mountain climber Yuichiro Miura, who has had four heart surgeries, reached the summit Thursday.
North Korea sends special envoy to China
A top North Korean general and confidant of Kim Jong Un met with a senior Chinese official in Beijing on Wednesday.
Chatter: North Korea fires 6th missile in 3 days
Bluster on the Korean Peninsula, Myanmar's head of state makes the trek to Washington, and a Filipino kid has 41 names. They're all his.
Japan: 5.9 earthquake hits Fukushima coast, no tsunami
The epicenter of the 5.9-magnitude earthquake rattled buildings in Tokyo but did not appear to cause any major damage in Japan.
How China chokes its neighbors
Asia’s latest diplomatic flashpoint? Air pollution.
Move over, ultrasounds: Fetus holograms are the next big trend (VIDEO)
Japanese company Pioneer has developed technology that prints 3D holograms of unborn babies.
Japan's GDP growth more than expected under 'Abenomics'
Japan's GDP growth is giving a boost to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reforms.
Cannes Film Festival kicks off with 'Gatsby,' 'Heli'
International films to watch as they vie for the Palme d'Or.
Six of the world's weirdest taxes
Taxes might be one of life's only certainties, but no one ever said they couldn't be weird.
A quick guide to the Japanese economic experiment that is causing the yen to tumble
The basics of Abenomics.
China questions Japan's right to Okinawa
An article in Chinese state media questioning Japan's right to the Okinawa island chain is the latest salvo in the countries' ongoing territorial dispute.
Brazil 'Atlantis' found off coast of Rio (VIDEO)
Scientists have discovered what they're calling the Brazilian "Atlantis," a sunken continent that disappeared off the coast of Rio after Africa and South America separated.
Japan tsunami survivor: 'The city will come back but the people's hearts won't recover'
Thousands are still displaced in the town of Rikuzentakata.
Japan's yakuza gang wars
Facing a shrinking pot of spoils, five mafia syndicates are waging an unusually vicious gang war in the coastal prefecture of Fukuoka.