Japanese minister sorry as 6 000 cops hunt fugitive thief

2018-04-18 09:12

A Japanese minister apologised over the escape of a "model" inmate who fled an open prison more than a week ago, as the number of police hunting him passed 6 000.

Hundreds of Japanese police on manhunt for escaped thief

2018-04-12 18:25

Hundreds of Japanese police are in pursuit of a convicted thief who escaped from a prison and landed on a tiny island with abundant hideouts.

Overnight landslide leaves 6 missing in southern Japan

2018-04-11 08:33

Rescuers are searching for six people after an overnight landslide buried a small cluster of houses at the foot of a steep slope in southern Japan.

Oh deer: Japan park issues tips as animals nibble tourists

2018-04-05 07:07

Faced with a growing number of injuries from deer bites, authorities in Japan's Nara Park have issued tips on feeding the hundreds of animals that attract tourists from around the world.

Defiant Abe hits back over scandal as support plunges

2018-03-19 11:07

Japan's embattled prime minister hit back at critics over a favouritism and cover-up scandal that has seen his popularity plunge and loosened his iron grip on power.

Hacked Japan crypto exchange refunds customers

2018-03-13 14:38

Japan-based virtual currency exchange Coincheck has refunded more than $440m to customers following the hack of its systems, which was one of the largest thefts of its kind.

Japan sentences Peruvian to death over 2015 killing spree

2018-03-10 17:14

A Peruvian man found guilty of murdering six people in Japan during a killing spree in 2015 has been sentenced to death, a court spokesperson says.

Japanese anime studio sees SA potential

2018-03-06 19:55

Polygon Pictures, a Japanese 3DCG animation studio, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, is looking at the potential SA could offer.

Japan police find body parts in murder linked to US suspect

2018-02-27 14:35

Japanese police have found body parts during their investigation into a woman's disappearance reportedly linked to an American tourist.

Japan police question US man after finding severed head

2018-02-25 13:03

Japanese police are questioning an American man in custody after a decapitated head was found in an Osaka apartment he was renting, local media reported Sunday.


Japan top bureaucrat escapes censure after sexual harassment

2018-04-13 22:06

Japan's finance minister has opted not to investigate or punish the ministry's top bureaucrat over allegations he sexually harassed female journalists, saying he has showed sufficient remorse.

Scandal-hit Takata acquired by Key Safety Systems, president resigns

2018-04-12 09:58

Takata, the Japanese airbag maker embroiled in a massive recall, says the acquisition by US mobility safety company Key Safety Systems is complete. Takata's president is also stepping down.

Oldest man enjoys sweets, soaking in Japan's hot springs

2018-04-10 20:21

A Japanese man whose family has run a hot springs inn for four generations was certified as the world's oldest living man at age 112 years and 259 days.

Japan whalers return from Antarctic hunt after killing 333 whales

2018-03-31 11:49

Japanese whaling vessels returned to port on Saturday after catching more than 300 of the mammals in the Antarctic Ocean without facing any protests by anti-whaling groups, officials said.

US, South Korea and Japan discuss denuclearisation, summit talks

2018-03-19 07:38

Top US, South Korean and Japanese officials have discussed how to achieve a complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula ahead of upcoming inter-Korean and US-North Korean summit talks.

Japan ministry admits altering documents in scandal dogging Abe

2018-03-12 13:05

Japan's finance ministry admitted to doctoring key documents related to a favouritism scandal dogging Shinzo Abe, a ruling lawmaker says, as a new poll suggested the affair is hitting the prime minister's popularity.

Japan PM urges caution on N Korea talks, wants 'concrete' steps

2018-03-08 11:18

Japan's prime minister has warned that North Korea's offer of denuclearisation talks with the United States could be a ploy to play for time and stressed the need for Pyongyang to take "concrete" steps.

Saying 'Me Too' in Japan has risk of being bashed, ignored

2018-02-28 12:12

The #MeToo movement has not caught on in Japan, where speaking out often draws criticism rather than sympathy, even from other women.

More body parts found in Japan after decapitation case

2018-02-26 21:56

Japanese police investigating the discovery of a woman's severed head have reportedly uncovered several other body parts in different locations.

Japan arrests men who fired on North Korean 'embassy'

2018-02-24 12:10

Two Japanese right-wing extremists have been arrested after firing shots at a Tokyo building that serves as a de facto embassy for North Korea, police have announced.

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