Fuel consumption scandal: Mitsubishi SA responds

2016-04-21 07:45

Japanese automaker Mitsubishi admitted it falsified fuel-efficiency tests in more than 600 000 vehicles. Are local owners affected?

Death toll reaches 48 from Japan earthquakes

2016-04-20 09:44

Searchers have found a man's body in a landslide-hit area in southern Japan, bringing the death toll to 48 from two powerful earthquakes that struck last week

Quakes: Japan asks US to help

2016-04-19 07:41

Japan has enlisted US help to airlift supplies to some of the 100 000 people made homeless by earthquakes in the country's south, as rescuers struggled to find those still missing in a massive landslide.

Rescuers race against landslides to reach Japan quake victims

2016-04-18 05:38

Rescuers used shovels to dig through mountains of soil as they raced against the threat of more landslides to reach people still trapped by two big earthquakes in Japan.

Rescuers rush to free trapped as death toll in Japan quake rises

2016-04-16 12:27

Army troops and other rescuers are rushing to save scores of trapped residents after a pair of strong earthquakes in southwestern Japan killed at least 32 people, injured about 1 500 and left hundreds of thousands without electricity or water.

Injuries reported as new quake hits Japan

2016-04-16 06:59

A powerful earthquake has hit southern Japan, sending panicked residents from their homes and damaging buildings in a region where nerves were already frayed by a swarm of strong shaking.

Chimp flees Japan zoo, caught after falling from power pole

2016-04-15 17:14

A chimpanzee has escaped from a zoo in northern Japan, climbed a tall electricity pole and then plunged from the wires into a blanket held by a dozen workers after being hit with a sedative arrow.

Japan plants shut down after quake, fuels economic fears

2016-04-15 11:20

Some of Japan's biggest firms including Sony and Toyota have shut down operations in southern Japan after the region was struck by a deadly earthquake, fuelling worries about disruption to supply lines and possible effects on the wider economy.

Powerful earthquake hits south Japan

2016-04-14 16:03

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 has struck southern Japan, causing some damage but there was no danger of a tsunami.

Kerry visits Hiroshima memorial 7 decades after A-bomb

2016-04-11 08:45

US Secretary of State John Kerry visits the revered memorial to Hiroshima's atomic bombing, delivering a message of peace and hope for a nuclear-free world seven decades after United States used the weapon for the first time in history and killed 140 000 Japanese.


Japan Catholic school sex-abuse victims demand to be heard

2016-04-20 11:37

The Roman Catholic Church's worldwide sex abuse scandal has stretched into one of the world's least Catholic countries: Japan.

Food and water shortages plague recovery efforts in Japan quake aftermath

2016-04-19 14:25

Searchers have found another body, raising the likely death toll from the disaster to 45. Food and water shortages are plaguing the recovery effort, even as the search for the missing goes on in Minamiaso.

Japan earthquake forces evacuation of 40 000

2016-04-18 10:27

More than 40 000 people have been evacuated to schools and community centres, some spending the night outside after the first quake hit.

Scores trapped after Japan quakes, storm hits

2016-04-16 15:52

Scores of people are feared buried alive after two powerful quakes hit southern Japan a day apart, killing at least 41 people, as a forecast storm threatened more devastating landslides.

Twin quakes in Japan - 29 dead, many trapped

2016-04-16 07:46

Two powerful earthquakes a day apart have shaken southwestern Japan, killing at least 29 people, trapping many others beneath flattened homes.

Strong quake hits southern Japan, tsunami advisory

2016-04-15 19:13

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 has struck southern Japan, the same region shaken barely 24 hours earlier.

Baby rescued after strong quakes hit Japan

2016-04-15 12:37

Rescuers dramatically pulled a baby girl from a collapsed house more than six hours after a swarm of powerful earthquakes rocked southwestern Japan and left nine people dead.

PICS: Strong quake kills 9, injures more than 760 in Japan

2016-04-15 07:35

At least nine people have been killed and 761 injured by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake that toppled houses and buckled roads in southern Japan, the government's chief spokesperson said.

China summons G7 diplomats to protest

2016-04-13 16:00

Beijing says it has summoned diplomats from the Group of 7 industrialized countries to protest their statement criticizing China's island-building activities in the disputed South China Sea.

Missing Japanese military jet - four found

2016-04-07 18:08

Searchers have found four of the six crew from a Japanese military jet that disappeared while flying over southern mountains.

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