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.
US will return some land near Okinawa air force base to Japan
Some land will be returned to Japan near Okinawa air base to ease stress on area, while Futenma air base could be returned to Japan in 2022.
North Korea tensions: Is Obama to blame?
As Pyongyang and Washington toy with nuclear war, some question whether the Obama administration pushed the war games too far.
What Switzerland, basketball and nuclear warheads have in common: Kim Jong Un
Commentary: Initial speculation of a less authoritarian North Korean leader now seems too optimistic.
On Location Video: The dirty work of cleaning up Fukushima
Japan’s multibillion-dollar radiological cleanup is marred by employment law violations, shoddy working practices and a shortage of people willing to work.
Policy on North Korea needs to give a higher priority to human rights abuses
Commentary: UN may soon declare mass atrocities ‘crimes against humanity.’
Tensions rise as US B-52 bomber flies over Korean peninsula
A US B-52 bomber will for the second time in March fly over the Korean peninsula on Tuesday in a show of force against North Korea.
South Korean stocks whacked as war threat looms
Increasing tensions with North Korea have done little to bolster an already floundering South Korean economy.