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.
Japan: Nakizumo festival celebrates crying babies
The festival is aimed at promoting strong and healthy babies.
Japan: Nakizumo festival celebrates crying babies
Parents hand over their toddlers to student sumo wrestlers who attempt to make them cry.
Russia's Putin and Japan's PM Abe to discuss island dispute and energy
Prime Minister Abe meets President Putin for the first top-level visit in a decade with the hope of breaking the stalemate of a territorial dispute dating back to World War II.
Japan's Crown Princess Masako departs on first official visit since being diagnosed with stress disorder
Japan's Crown Princess Masako is on her first official overseas trip since she became ill with "stress" a decade ago.
Japanese boat found in California was from 2011 tsunami
A Japanese boat that washed ashore in Crescent City has been confirmed as the first debris from the 2011 tsunami to hit California.
Is Nintendo over?
No press conference for the company at E3 might be a sign of hard times
China just went through a 'lost decade': Entrepreneurs
Despite growth, some Chinese entrepreneurs believe government control hampered progress of private enterprise.
Should we trust the Pentagon on North Korea?
Obama doesn’t think North Korea can place a nuclear weapon on a missile — as the Pentagon claimed last month.
Boston Marathon bombing reveals the worst and best among us
Commentary: Can we prevent global destruction on a scale yet to be seen?
Fukushima-exposed city should evacuate children, lawsuit says
Japan is expected to rule on a lawsuit arguing that Koriyama should evacuate its children to an area with lower radiation levels.
Kerry talks Korean crisis in Japan
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Sunday in Japan, the final stop of his four-day Asian tour, for talks amid heightened Korean tensions.
Japan hit by 6.3 magnitude earthquake
At least 24 people injured and some houses destroyed in the wake of the strong quake, reports say.
Who pays for North Korea's mind games?
Pyongyang has inflicted significant economic harm on South Korea without firing a shot.
Almost 3.4 mn Japan-brand vehicles in airbag recall
Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mazda, announcing in separate statements the recall of a combined 3.39 million vehicles, all cited the same malfunction of the Japanese-made passenger-side airbags.
Bank of Japan chief makes yen jump — but versions of what he said differ
Reuters and Bloomberg ran translations of Kuroda statements with very different implications.
Germany backs Japan and calls for calm in Korean crisis
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle voiced his country's support for Japan and called for Pyongyang "not to inflame the conflict" on Wednesday.
More bellicose rhetoric from Pyongyang as US tries to calm tensions
North Korea issues another threatening statement and Japan deploys anti-missile defense systems in Tokyo, all while the US takes a new approach to calm tensions.
How North Korea has been helping South Korea by threatening to blow them up
The weakness of the won helps South Korean exporters in light of declining yen.
China and neighbors quell spread of new bird flu
As the number of confirmed cases of H7N9 rose to 21, health authorities in and around China take precautions against an epidemic.
New radioactive leak found at Fukushima plant
Up to 120 tons of contaminated water may have leaked into the ground from a holding tank, plant operators say.