Twenty-six sports, from sumo to surfing, have applied for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics, Tokyo organisers said amid a flaming row over who will pay for the main stadium.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe touched down at Munich airport, the first world leader to arrive for the G7 summit in southern Germany.
Japan and the European Union will hold summit talks later, with a long-stalled Free Trade Agreement expected to be on the agenda.
Leaders of 14 Pacific island nations gathered in Japan to start a two-day meeting to discuss their development needs.
McDonald's Japan unveiled a limited revamp to its menu and pricing as the under-fire burger chain fights to restore its reputation
Ariana Miyamoto entered the Miss Universe Japan beauty contest after a mixed-race friend committed suicide.
A copy of a deeply moving pilot's log, written during the top-secret Enola Gay mission was auctioned in New York on Wednesday for $50,000.
A presidential haiku, sashimi salads and a red carpet awaited Japan's Shinzo Abe at the White House, as Barack Obama offered the prime minister a grand welcome.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his remorse over the sexual slavery of Asian women during World War II.
Japan's state-of-the-art maglev train clocked a new world speed record in a test run near Mount Fuji.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he may not issue a direct apology for Japan's past aggression in an upcoming statement marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
She can smile, she can sing and this robot receptionist who started work in Tokyo never gets bored of welcoming customers to her upmarket shop.
Kazakhstan’s Zhanat Zhakiyanov competing in the bantam weight (-53.42 kg) division has improved his WBA standing by two positions.
Samsung has removed its corporate logo from its new smartphones sold in Japan.
Japan's top whaling negotiator said Tokyo would try again to justify its "scientific" Antarctic Ocean hunt.
The mass beaching of more than 150 melon-headed whales on Japan's shores has fuelled fears of a repeat of a seemingly unrelated event in the country.
More than 130 melon-headed whales, a member of the dolphin family usually found in the deep ocean, beached in Japan.
Japanese tech fans got their first look Friday at the Apple Watch, with would-be early buyers queuing for a "trial fitting" in Tokyo's chic Omotesando area.
Japanese auto giant Toyota plans to invest a combined $1.3 billion to build new plants in China and Mexico, its first major investment in five years.
Kazakhstani figure skater Denis Ten has won the bronze medal of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2014 in Shanghai.
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