Tens of thousands rally for removal of US base off Okinawa

2018-08-12 12:10

Tens of thousands of protesters have gathered in Okinawa vowing to stop a planned US military base relocation on the southern Japanese island.

This digital museum in Tokyo is made of Instagram dreams

2018-08-10 15:45

This place is the ultimate #nofilter sensory experience. But if you don't share on it, did it really happen?

WATCH: Japanese students produce virtual reality sequence of Hiroshima attack

2018-08-07 12:17

Japanese high school students have produced a five-minute virtual reality experience that recreates the sights and sounds of Hiroshima before, during and after the US dropped an atomic bomb on the city 73 years ago.


2018-08-05 08:00

THE reputation of a respected Japanese medical varsity is in flames following the uncovering of evidence that for years it lied about test results of women in order to keep them out.

Honda profits jump on strong car and motorcycle sales

2018-07-31 09:22

Honda says its profits jumped 17.8% in the latest quarter, driven by strong car sales in North America and motorcycle sales in Asia.

Disaster-hit Japan braces for powerful typhoon

2018-07-28 12:11

A powerful typhoon has hurtled towards Japan, with western areas recently devastated by floods and landslides in the storm's cross-hairs.

Record high in Japan as heat wave grips the region

2018-07-23 13:11

The temperature in a city north of Tokyo reached 41.1°C, the highest ever recorded in Japan, as a deadly heat wave gripped a wide swath of the country and nearby South Korea.

Japan heatwave kills over a dozen, 12 000 rushed to hospital

2018-07-23 05:33

Japan's severe heatwave has killed at least 15 people and sent more than 12 000 to hospital, official figures show as the temperature neared 40 degrees C (104 F) in many cities.

WATCH: More than 200 killed in Japan flash floods

An estimated 200 people have died and dozens are still missing after flash floods hit Japan, forcing more than two million residents to evacuate their homes. Watch.

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Japan rains disaster toll rises to 199, says government

2018-07-12 07:04

The toll in record rains that have devastated parts of Japan has risen to 199, with dozens still missing, a top government spokesperson has said.


All 9 aboard rescue chopper crashed in Japan confirmed dead

2018-08-12 10:00

Japanese authorities say all nine people aboard a search and rescue helicopter that crashed into the central mountains are confirmed dead.


2018-08-07 14:18

MORE THAN 3 000 pieces of military equipment including guns, swords and grenades believed to date back to World War II have been found buried at a Tokyo primary school.

Thousands of guns, swords, bullets found buried at Tokyo school

2018-08-06 18:43

Some 3 000 pieces of military equipment including guns, swords and grenades believed to date back to World War II have been found buried at a Tokyo elementary school, officials say.

Toyota posts record profit, maintains full-year forecast

2018-08-03 09:32

Toyota posted a record first-quarter net profit thanks to strong sales in North America and China but warned that threatened US sanctions on the auto sector could have a "very big" impact on earnings.

Typhoon slams into Japan, approaches disaster-hit regions

2018-07-28 22:30

A powerful typhoon slammed into central Japan early Sunday, prompting local authorities to issue evacuation orders, with western areas recently devastated by floods and landslides in the storm's crosshairs.

Nissan profits plunge on slumping sales, rising costs

2018-07-26 14:21

Nissan profits plunge 14% in latest quarter as US and European sales fell, raw material costs rose.

Shooting stars on demand: Japan start-up plans 2020 meteor shower

2018-07-23 08:27

A Japanese start-up developing "shooting stars on demand" says it will be ready to deliver the world's first artificial meteor shower in a spectacular show over Hiroshima in early 2020.

Japan okays 1st anti-smoking law seen as lax and partial

2018-07-19 06:21

Japan has approved its first national legislation banning smoking inside of public facilities, but the measure excludes many restaurants and bars and is seen as toothless

Italian designed Nissan GT-R50 to make debut at Goodwood FOS

2018-07-12 13:23

The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign will make its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Miniature mare saved from Japan floods captures hearts

2018-07-11 11:02

A miniature horse which survived deadly floods by swimming to a rooftop has captured hearts in Japan, as the country tries to recover from record rains that killed at least 179 people.

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