Driverless vehicles are towing cars at Nissan's Oppama factory

2016-12-05 11:02

Nissan testing self-driving cars at one of its factories in Japan to tow vehicles on a trailer to the wharf for loading without anyone behind the steering wheel.

PICS: Snow falls in November in Tokyo for first time in 54 years

2016-11-24 13:39

Tokyo residents have woken up to the first November snowfall in more than 50 years.

Japanese peacekeepers, with a broader mandate to use force, have landed in South Sudan in the first such deployment of the country's troops overseas with those expanded powers in nearly 70 years.

Japanese peacekeepers, with a broader mandate to use force, have landed in South Sudan in the first such deployment of the country's troops overseas with those expanded powers in nearly 70 years.

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Japanese peacekeepers arrive in S Sudan with new mandate

2016-11-21 21:00

Japanese peacekeepers, with a broader mandate to use force have landed in South Sudan, the first overseas deployment of the country's troops with those expanded powers in nearly 70 years.

Japan OKs additional role for its troops in South Sudan

2016-11-15 17:00

Japan's cabinet has given its approval for an additional mission for Japanese troops in South Sudan to assist the UN peacekeepers with rescue operations, a task opponents say would risk embroiling the troops in international fighting.

Giant sinkhole swallows Japanese street

2016-11-08 16:26

Residents of Fukuoka have seen the sinkhole swallow an entire five-lane road in the middle of the city.

Kurdish authorities detain Japanese journalist in Iraq

2016-11-01 15:05

Kurdish authorities have detained a Japanese freelance journalist covering the fighting in Iraq.

IWC agrees to stricter oversight of 'science' hunts

2016-10-27 17:09

The world's whaling watchdog has agreed to stricter oversight of whale hunts conducted under an exemption to a 30-year old moratorium which detractors claim Japan abuses for commercial hauls.

Japan, West clash over whale hunts

2016-10-26 16:36

Japan has pleaded with the world's whaling watchdog to allow small hunts by coastal communities, arguing that for three decades these groups had been unjustly barred from a traditional source of food.

Whaling nations sink bid for South Atlantic sanctuary

2016-10-25 21:15

Whaling nations have defeated a renewed bid by southern hemisphere states to create an Atlantic sanctuary for the marine mammals hunted to near extinction in the 20th century.


Toyota's Mobile refueller can charge its hydrogen-powered Mirai 'anywhere'

2016-12-05 07:34

Toyota has unveiled a mobile hydrogen refueller that will enable its Mirai fuel-cell sedan to go 'anywhere that a conventional car can be driven'. Here's how it works...

S. Korea, Japan sign controversial intelligence deal

2016-11-23 09:29

Japan and South Korea signed a controversial agreement to share defence intelligence on North Korea, despite protests from opposition parties and activists in Seoul.

Offshore quake causes tsunamis, nuclear worries in Japan

2016-11-22 05:48

A powerful earthquake off the northeast Japanese shore has sent residents fleeing to higher ground and prompted worries about the Fukushima nuclear power plant destroyed by a tsunami five years ago.

N Korea slams South's deal with 'sworn enemy' Japan

2016-11-18 07:45

North Korea lashed out at a new South Korea-Japan intelligence-sharing accord, accusing Seoul of a gross act of betrayal with the "sworn enemy" of the Korean people.

Japan, India sign agreement on civil nuclear power

2016-11-11 19:00

Japan has signed a pact in which it agreed to sell India civil nuclear power equipment and technology, as the Japanese nuclear industry seeks markets overseas because of shrinking business at home since the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Boy killed in freak fire at Tokyo art event

2016-11-07 18:52

A five-year-old Japanese boy has been burnt to death after a wooden jungle gym display created for a Tokyo arts festival suddenly caught fire, reports and officials say.

Japan to conduct first major survey on racism - report

2016-10-30 12:55

Japan's justice ministry will conduct its first large scale survey into racism in the country, a report has said.

Japan court awards millions for kids' tsunami deaths

2016-10-26 20:11

A Japanese court has ordered millions of dollars compensation be paid to families of children swept out to sea by a massive 2011 tsunami.

Toyota recalls nearly 6-million more Takata airbags

2016-10-26 10:30

Toyota is recalling another 5.8 million Takata-made airbags in a global safety scandal blamed for a string of deaths and injuries.

Battle lines hold firm at global whaling huddle

2016-10-24 21:01

Pro- and anti-whaling nations have dug in their heels at a key meeting where Japan sought to lift a 30-year-old moratorium on commercial hunts.

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