Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev landed Saturday in the Kuril islands, prompting a swift rebuke from Tokyo, which claims sovereignty over the northwest Pacific archipelago in a long-running dispute.
BuzzFeed announced plans to launch a Japanese news website in a partnership with Yahoo Japan, the latest step in a global expansion push.
Japan's economy contracted last quarter, boosting speculation the central bank will be forced to unleash more stimulus as Tokyo's "Abenomics" growth blitz stumbles.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed deep remorse Friday over World War II and said previous national apologies would stand.
The designer of Tokyo's 2020 Olympics logo said he has withdrawn some designs created for drinks giant Suntory in the wake of fresh plagiarism allegations.
Now 73 and sitting in his Tokyo home, Yohachi Nakajima fights back tears when he thinks of his Chinese adopted mother and the farming village he once called homeю
Japan ended a two-year nuclear shutdown in the energy-hungry country, sparked by public fears following the 2011 Fukushima crisis, the worst atomic disaster in a generation.
US entertainment giant Disney was forced to apologise after one of its Japanese language tweets was criticised for being insensitive.
A draft of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's statement to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II includes the word "apology".
Chingiz Alpyspayev, 17, from Kazakhstan is going to the World Yo-Yo Champion in Tokyo
A Chinese newspaper with close ties to the ruling Communist Party slammed Japan for commemorating the atomic bombing of Hiroshima without highlighting its own wartime aggression.
Step aside Abe-nomics, the Shinzo Abe brandwagon is rolling on... into honey, after the Japanese prime minister's wife decided to establish a beehive at their official residence.
Nintendo said Monday that its chief executive Satoru Iwata has died of cancer at the age of 55.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed his push to beef up Japan's military in the face of public and parliamentary opposition would be vindicated by history.
The world's oldest man, Sakari Momoi, has died in Japan at the ripe old age of 112.
The UN's cultural body conferred world heritage status on a number of new sites including some seen as representative of Japan's industrial revolution.
The average speed of mobile Internet in Kazakhstan has increased to 10.47 megabit per second.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to play a constructive role in finding "peaceful and diplomatic solutions" to the crisis in Ukraine.
Japan will host a summit of the Group of Seven industrial democracies on May 26-27 next year, its top government spokesman said.
Japan marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Okinawa, the bloodiest episode in the Pacific War, which killed a quarter of the island's population.
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