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.
Japan, UAE sign nuclear cooperation agreement
Abe’s stop in the UAE is part of a regional tour to promote Japanese nuclear power plant technology overseas.
China accuses Japan of aggressive actions over disputed islands
The state-run Xinhua news agency said that the US Defense Secretary had made unfounded accusations against China in regards to the island dispute.
Russia, Japan in talks to maybe end WWII
Russia and Japan have announced they will soon resume negotiations on the peace treaty they never finalized after World War II.
Sony execs to give up bonuses after consumer electronics unit posts loss
Some 40 Sony Corp. executives will forgo bonuses totaling an estimated 1B yen ($10M).
Property demand in Japan heats up
Improvement in corporate profitability in Japan has led to forecasts of higher demand for commercial property in the coming months.
Radioactive water floods Fukushima buildings
Workers have been struggling to contain radioactive wastewater left over from the Fukushima disaster.
Tokyo governor apologizes for comments on Istanbul's Olympic bid and Muslims
The governor of Tokyo has apologized for comments he made about rival Istanbul's bid for the 2020 Olympics and Islamic countries.
Japan marks 'restoration of sovereignty' day that Shinzo Abe hopes will restore Japanese pride
Japan has marked a new national day that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he hopes will restore Japanese national pride.