Ships, aircraft search Philippine Sea for 3 missing in crash

2017-11-23 08:20

US and Japanese ships and aircraft have been searching in the Philippine Sea for three sailors missing since a US Navy aircraft crashed a day earlier.

Japan woman claims to have dumped babies in concrete buckets

2017-11-21 15:44

A mother who dumped four of her babies in buckets filled with concrete that she then kept in her apartment for two decades has been arrested in Japan.

US troops in Japan banned from drinking after fatal crash

2017-11-20 12:44

US military personnel in Okinawa have been restricted to base and banned from drinking alcohol after a Marine was arrested over a crash that killed a Japanese man.

Subaru recalls 400 000 cars in Japan

2017-11-16 22:33

Subaru recalled nearly 400 000 vehicles from its domestic market on Thursday due to an inspection scandal - the latest to hit the beleaguered Japanese car industry.

Hundreds of fish die at Tokyo aquarium due to lack of oxygen

2017-11-10 08:51

A popular Tokyo aquarium says it has resumed partial operations following the death of more than 94% of the fish in its largest tank.

Japan's 'Black Widow' sentenced to death for murder: court

2017-11-07 11:06

A one-time millionairess dubbed the "Black Widow" over the untimely deaths of lovers and a husband has been sentenced to death in a high-profile murder case that has gripped Japan.

15-year-old girl among Japan 'serial killer' mutilation victims

2017-11-06 20:02

Three high school girls, including a 15-year-old, are among the nine people mutilated by a suspected serial killer in Japan.

Ivanka Trump: Harassment of women at work 'can never be tolerated'

2017-11-03 12:35

Ivanka Trump has said at a Tokyo conference on women's advancement that harassment of women in the workplace cannot be tolerated.

Time off for good behaviour: Japan firm rewards non-smokers

2017-11-01 21:06

Non-smoking employees at one Japanese firm are getting six additional days' holiday to compensate for the time their colleagues spend puffing away at work.

Japan killing spree 'lasted 2 months'

2017-11-01 11:03

A Japanese man arrested after police found nine dismembered corpses rotting in his house has confessed to killing all his victims over a two-month spree after contacting them via Twitter, media reports say.


US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 found

2017-11-22 13:25

The US Navy says an aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed into the Pacific Ocean. Eight have been found and are in good condition.

Japanese 'Twitter killer' faces first murder charge

2017-11-20 15:55

Japan's "Twitter killer", who is suspected of murdering and dismembering nine people he met on social media, is being charged with his first count of homicide.

Driver in Japan dies in crash with truck driven by US Marine

2017-11-19 14:44

Police on the Japanese island of Okinawa are investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred when a truck driven by a US Marine killed a Japanese driver.

Stray cat a suspect in attempted murder

2017-11-10 18:30

A Japanese police probe into the attempted murder of an elderly bedridden woman has reportedly led to an unlikely suspect: a stray cat.

'Drive your ambition' - Mitsubishi debuts e-Evolution concept

2017-11-08 13:29

Mitsubishi’s new e-evolution concept launched at the Tokyo Motor Show is an all-electric high-performance SUV that embodies the Mitsubishi Motor Corporation’s new brand strategy under the “Drive your Ambition” brand strategy.

Trump says US will arm Japan to knock down North Korea missiles

2017-11-07 06:00

US President Donald Trump is suggesting that the US arm Japan with new anti-missile technology, much as the US has done with its allies in the Middle East.

Kim portraits and death threats: Life at a North Korean school in Japan

2017-11-04 09:01

Portraits of North Korea's late leaders hang proudly in the classrooms of the Korean High School in Tokyo, where the recent surge in tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme have seen faculty and staff subjected to death threats.

Japan 'serial killer' said to be quiet child turned sex trade scout

2017-11-02 16:31

Takahiro Shiraishi, who has reportedly confessed to murdering and hacking up nine young people in his Tokyo bathroom, is said to have been a quiet schoolboy.

So Nissan's new electric car will 'sing' on the road...

Nissan teases its new 'Canto' concept - the future sound of its electric cars.

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9 bodies, 2 severed heads, found in Tokyo flat - reports

2017-10-31 07:24

Japanese police have found nine bodies, including two with their heads severed and dumped in a cool box, in a flat in the Tokyo suburbs.

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