Kotaro Matsushima scored a sizzling hat-trick as hosts Japan recovered from a torrid start to thrash Russia 30-10 in their Rugby World Cup curtain raiser on Friday. Japan’s prolific winger became
Typhoon Tapah was passing near Nagasaki in southern Japan on Sunday afternoon after hitting other parts of southern Japan, including Okinawa, the two previous days.
Highly intelligent, self-aware and helpful around the house — the robots of the future could look and act just like humans and even become their friends, Ishiguro and his team predict.
Sadako Ogata, a former top UN refugee official known for donning a helmet and flak jacket on trips into the field, has died, Japanese public broadcaster NHK said, without stating the cause. She was 92.
Japan’s justice minister stepped down on Thursday - the second resignation from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s newly formed cabinet in less than a week - after a media report that his office gave out gifts
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) has kept monetary policy steady on Thursday as expected but offered a stronger signal it may cut interest rates in future. The central bank move underscores its concern that overseas risks
A fire early on Thursday burned down structures at Shuri Castle on Japan’s southern island of Okinawa, nearly destroying the UNESCO World Heritage site. Firefighters were still battling the blaze a few hours after
Sapporo was formally approved on Friday as host of the marathon events at next year’s Summer Olympics with the reluctant consent of Tokyo’s governor, ending a showdown between the Japanese capital
Divers from South Korean rescue services on Friday located an Airbus chopper which fell into the sea with seven people on board off the disputed islets of Dokdo late on Thursday.