Tsunami warning lifted after quake hits near Japan

2015-04-20 05:57

School children have been evacuated to higher ground on some islands and buildings swayed in Taipei after a strong earthquake struck in seas east of Taiwan and south of Okinawa, Japan.

Plane skids off runway in Japan

2015-04-14 16:22

An Asiana Airlines plane has skidded off the runway while landing in Japan resulting in about 20 injured slightly.

Japan's CO2 emissions second-highest on record

2015-04-14 11:15

Japan's greenhouse-gas emissions have risen to the second-highest on record in the year ended March 2014, reflecting a rise in coal-fired power.

Japan Antarctic whale plan not convincing

2015-04-13 17:34

The International Whaling Commission panel says the new Japanese Antarctic whaling plan is not convincing.

Around 150 dolphins beach in Japan

2015-04-10 11:47

Around 150 melon-headed whales, a member of the dolphin family usually found in the deep ocean, have beached in Japan, sparking frantic efforts by locals and coastguards to save them.

Japan to pledge 20% greenhouse gas cut

2015-04-09 09:08

Japan promises to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% from 2013 levels ahead of a global summit on climate change, a report says, despite uncertainty over post-Fukushima energy policy.

Japan's inflation slows for seventh month

2015-03-27 09:00

Consumer prices in Japan have risen at a slower rate of 2% in February from a year earlier due to plunging oil prices.

Japan, Aus signal approval of China-based AIIB

2015-03-20 19:39

Japan has signalled cautious approval of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, if conditions were met, and could join despite US's warning.

Japanese man arrested for threatening US envoy

2015-03-20 12:08

Japanese police say they have arrested a 52-year-old man for threatening to bomb the US embassy in Tokyo, days after reports emerged that ambassador Caroline Kennedy had received telephone death threats.

Tunisia attack: Japan confirms deaths of 3 nationals

2015-03-19 07:49

Japan has confirmed the deaths of three of its nationals in the attack on tourists in Tunisia, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe saying three others were injured.


Dogs are our best friends

2015-04-16 20:50

Dogs are called 'man's best friend' - women's, too - and scientists say the bond between people and their pooches may be deeper than you might think.

Japan will try again with 'scientific' whaling programme

2015-04-14 14:03

Japan’s top whaling negotiator says Tokyo would try again to justify its “scientific” Antarctic Ocean hunt after a panel of experts said the government had not proven why it needed to kill the mammals.

South Korea lifts travel ban on Japanese journalists

2015-04-14 08:58

South Korea has lifted a travel ban on a Japanese journalist on trial for a charge of defaming South Korean President Park Geun-hye, a prosecution official say, removing what has been an irritant in bilateral relations.

Whales beach on Japan's shores

2015-04-11 13:18

The mass beaching of more than 150 melon-headed whales on Japan's shores has fuelled fears of an earthquake.

Japan journalist angry over Iraq, Syria travel ban

2015-04-10 08:48

An experienced war photographer has vowed to fight the Japanese government after being issued a passport that specifically bars him from going to violence-wracked Iraq and Syria.

Japan man who paid for sex with 12 000 women is arrested

2015-04-08 15:28

A former school principal who allegedly paid for sex with 12 000 women while in the Philippines has been arrested in Japan, over claims at least one of them was as young as 13.

Tokyo aquarium baffled by mystery fish deaths

2015-03-25 09:59

Workers at a Tokyo aquarium are scratching their heads after the deaths of dozens of fish that have left just one lonely tuna roaming a once-flourishing tank.

Seoul calls on Abe to address past wrongs

2015-03-20 19:02

South Korea’s foreign ministry has called on Japan’s prime minister to include an expression of "sincere repentance" for wartime atrocities in a historic address he is expected to make to the Congress.

Amazon Japan employee probed over child porn

2015-03-19 15:28

Japanese authorities are investigating a worker at Amazon's local unit over claims he was involved in the sale of child pornography, marking another police probe into the US-based web retailer.

Japan officials: Mount Fuji climbers should wear helmets

2015-03-18 16:57

Climbers tackling Japan's highest peak Mount Fuji are urged to wear a helmet and goggles after more than 60 people died when a nearby volcano erupted without warning last year.

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