The quake, at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), struck shortly after 2:00 pm (0500 GMT) in Tottori prefecture.
More than 40 percent of young Japanese single adults are virgins and almost three-quarters of men are not in any kind of relationship.
The wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited Pearl Harbor, bombed by Japanese planes nearly 75 years ago.
Japan will lease military aircraft to the Philippines to counter Beijing's increasing regional influence
Japan is abandoning a quarter-of-a-billion-dollar satellite it sent to study black holes, disappointed space scientists said.
Japan's Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu accused Denis Ten of Kazakhstan of deliberately colliding with him during practice.
Dozens of space scientists are desperately scouring the skies after losing track of a quarter-of-a-billion-dollar Japanese satellite that was sent to study black holes.
The band Boxi Rocks features Sekino and three other pastors, who don church robes during their raucous performances.
Japan will return a huge cache of plutonium -- enough to produce 50 nuclear bombs -- to the United States.
Conservation group Greenpeace warned that the environmental impact of the Fukushima nuclear crisis five years ago on nearby forests is just beginning to be seen.
Magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Taiwan highlighted what is needed to build a structure that can withstand seismic shocks.
A Japanese firm said Monday it would open the world's first fully automated farm with robots handling almost every step of the process.
Mitsubishi Heavy is postponing delivery of the first made-in-Japan passenger jet, a little more than a month after its maiden test flight.
Japanese Buddhist monks strutted their stuff in a contest highlighting sutra chanting skills, giving funeral sermons and loud karate chops.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has met Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe in Astana.
Japan's economy slipped into recession for the second time since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power nearly three years ago.
JOGMEC and Kazgeologiya National Geological Exploration Company are expecting to start exploration works in spring 2016, primarily in territories rich in yttrium in Karaganda and Kostanai regions.
For the last 10 years the inflow of Japan’s FDI made up about $ 5 billion. The trade turnover between the two nations for the last 7 years totaled $10 billion.
January 23,2015 Tengrinews.kz reported that Kazakhstan had started talks with Toshiba, owner of Westinghouse, to construct its first nuclear power plant.
Japan and Turkmenistan signed a raft of energy and other deals worth more than $18 billion during a Japanese leader's first-ever official visit to the reclusive country.