Japan enters new space race

2015-11-25 08:23

A Japanese rocket has lifted off and successfully put the national space programme's first commercial satellite into orbit.

Rich powers cut export aid for coal plants

2015-11-19 12:13

Advanced economies including the US, Japan and EU have agreed for the first time to restrict state aid for exports of large, inefficient coal-fired power stations, the OECD says.

Delhi street sweepers to fly to Japan for lessons

2015-11-15 22:34

Street sweepers from New Delhi will embark on an official trip to Japan and South Korea to learn more about their trade, sparking consternation among bureaucrats who usually undertake overseas tours.

Japanese man hid in gutter to peep up skirts

2015-11-11 15:56

A man in Japan who hid in a drain for five hours, allegedly to snap photos up women's skirts, was given away when passers-by spotted his hair sticking out of a grate, police and reports say.

Datsun 1yr anniversary: Two new cars for SA

2015-11-09 10:25

Datsun, celebrating its one-year anniversary since returning to SA, will expand its local line-up with the addition of the new GO+ and the Redi-GO.

Japan district issues first gay union certificate

2015-11-05 12:05

A major Tokyo municipality has started issuing “partnership” certificates to same-sex couples, as Japan takes gradual steps towards greater tolerance for sexual minority groups.

Scientist stripped of doctorate

2015-11-03 18:07

A Japanese university has revoked the PhD awarded to Haruko Obokata in the latest twist in a row that has rocked the scientific world.

Pro-whaling demonstrate against conservationists

2015-10-31 20:51

About 50 people have staged a rally in the southern Japanese whaling town of Taiji to counter anti-whaling campaigns by conservation group Sea Shepherd.

Subaru unveils super hot limited edition WRX STI

2015-10-29 09:54

Meet Subaru's limited edition WRX STI S207... 241kW, 400 units and additional limited models. It's a hottie!

Japanese stocks fall ahead of Fed and BoJ meetings

2015-10-27 09:03

Japanese stocks have fallen amid reduced volume as investors awaited policy updates from the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan.


Blast at Japan's Yasukuni shrine for war dead

2015-11-23 11:29

An explosion had damaged a public restroom at Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni shrine, which honours Japanese war dead, said police, who suspect foul play. No one was injured.

The BoJ is done boosting stimulus - economists

2015-11-18 12:00

The Bank of Japan governor, who unleashed unprecedented monetary stimulus in 2013, is done expanding his efforts, say an increasing number of economists.

Transgender Japanese man found dead with his face cut off

2015-11-13 11:56

A transgender Japanese man whose face had been cut off was found dead by his adopted son at their suburban home, police and media say.

Tokyo man accused of stealing Facebook underwear photos

2015-11-10 11:23

A Tokyo man accused of accessing a woman's Facebook account and allegedly downloading pictures of her in her underwear has been arrested, police and reports say.

Cross-dressing Chinese man with selfie stick held at Japan spa

2015-11-09 10:01

A Chinese male tourist in drag has been nabbed in Japan after he entered the female section of a seaside public bath to take selfies, local police say.

Takata gets record US fine, dumped by Honda

2015-11-04 08:31

Takata shares plunged nearly 20% Wednesday after top client Honda dumped it as an airbag parts supplier and US regulators slapped it with a record fine.

South Korea, Japan, China leaders meet in rare summit

2015-11-01 12:30

Leaders from South Korea, China and Japan have pledged at a rare three-way summit to boost exchanges and economic cooperation and try to repair ties badly strained by history and territorial disputes.

Japan's pricy farmers eye export push, unfazed by TPP

2015-10-30 11:45

Japan's high-cost farmers, sheltered by prohibitive import tariffs, might appear to be most at risk from a trans-Pacific free-trade deal agreed this month.

2015 Tokyo Motor Show: 10 of the best cars...so far

2015-10-29 07:21

Wheels24 is covering the Tokyo Motor show, we've found the 10 most outstanding cars at the show for now...

Japan couple freed after 20 years in doubt over murder guilt

2015-10-26 13:41

A Japanese woman and her boyfriend have been released after two decades of a life sentence after a court agreed there were serious questions about their guilt in the arson murder of her 11-year-old daughter.

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