BOJ opts for limited stimulus expansion, plans to assess policy

2016-07-29 07:43

The Bank of Japan has expanded its purchases of exchange-traded funds, while refraining from boosting the pace of bond purchases that form the main part of its monetary stimulus

Hiroshima unhappy atomic-bomb park is Pokémon Go site

2016-07-27 14:09

Pokémon Go players are descending on an atomic bomb memorial park in Hiroshima, and officials of the western Japanese city are displeased.

TIMELINE: Japan's worst mass killings

2016-07-26 13:18

At least 19 people have died when a knife-wielding man went on the rampage at a Japanese care centre for the mentally disabled, the country's worst mass killing in decades. Here is a look at some of the worst mass killings in Japan.

19 die in knife rampage at Japan care home

2016-07-26 06:02

A knife-wielding former employee has killed 19 people and injured 25 at a care centre for the mentally disabled in Japan, in the country's worst mass killing in decades.

Hawaiian Airlines plane in emergency landing at Tokyo

2016-07-18 12:33

A Hawaiian Airlines plane has made an emergency landing in Tokyo, bursting its tyres and forcing the closure of one runway and the cancellation of several other flights, although no one was injured, local media report.

Suspected North Korean defector found in Japan

2016-07-17 21:56

A man claiming to have escaped North Korea is being held under police protection after he was found wandering in a city in western Japan, local media reports.

Japan is still the home of drifting and here's why

Japan is synonymous with drifting and modified cars. The sound of screeching tyres up a Touge (Japanese for mountain pass) is hair-raising. Watch these Japanese drivers keep it sideways at drifting dreamland - Gunsai.

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Japan keeps markets waiting on stimulus details

2016-07-12 10:45

As the yen continues to weaken, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government has kept markets guessing on the details of a much-anticipated fiscal stimulus package.

Nintendo soars on Pokemon success

2016-07-10 14:26

Nintendo has soared as its new smartphone game debuted at the top of gaming charts, but the gains were not enough to prevent Tokyo stocks slipping.

Chimp uses touch screen to learn to walk

2016-07-07 22:14

A chimpanzee has learned to walk again using a touch screen. VIDEO


Japan to spend $120 million on counter-terrorism in Africa

2016-07-29 07:14

Japan's foreign minister says his country will spend $120 million to strengthen counter-terrorism efforts in Africa.

Japan knife attacker grins before cameras

2016-07-27 11:50

The man who has admitted to murdering 19 people at a centre for the mentally disabled grinned to news cameras before being questioned over Japan's worst killing spree in decades.

Hatred behind troubled Japan knife attacker's rampage

2016-07-26 11:04

Hatred appears to be what fuelled a young Japanese man who went on a stabbing rampage, killing 19 people at a facility for the mentally disabled.

Third earthquake shakes Tokyo in 4 days

2016-07-20 12:16

A moderately strong earthquake has shaken the Japanese capital for the third time in four days.

Off-roading on the Moon? The next lunar rover could be a Suzuki

2016-07-18 08:51

The next lunar rover could be a Suzuki as a team of engineers hope to be the first privately funded lunar exploration team in Google's Lunar XPRIZE, often called Moon 2.0.

Tokyo seeks to pressure Beijing on S China Sea ruling

2016-07-16 14:04

Tokyo has raised pressure on Beijing at an Asia-Europe summit to respect an international tribunal's ruling that dismissed its claims to much of the South China Sea.

Japan cuts forecasts as Abe advisers urge stimulus

2016-07-13 13:34

Japan has cut its forecasts for growth and inflation as two key advisers to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged coordinated stimulus to support the ailing economy.

StanChart's Japan move looks strange but really is smart

2016-07-11 10:33

So Standard Chartered has started its first brokerage business in Japan. Who knew that market held so much promise, considering everything that's gone down in India?

Japan satellite made 'surprise' find before failure

2016-07-08 13:02

A Japanese satellite has recorded unprecedented observations of the Perseus galaxy before it disappeared from contact, scientists said, offering precious new information about how gas travels in the faraway cluster.

Man jailed for cutting off, flushing rival's penis

2016-07-05 11:12

A former boxer who chopped off the penis of his wife's lover with a pair of garden shears before flushing it down the toilet was jailed in Japan.

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