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An official in the education and sports ministry who oversaw work on the new National Stadium will resign after costs soared with little explanation and ...
The architects behind the scrapped plan for the new National Stadium blame the bidding process and rocketing building costs for the spiraling price tag, striking ...
Chinese stocks fell Tuesday in volatile trading, extending the biggest one-day loss since 2007, as concern grew unprecedented government intervention will fail to shore up ...
The Meteorological Agency has raised the volcanic alert for Mount Meakandake in Hokkaido, saying a small eruption is possible. The five-point threat level for the ...
A Libyan court on Tuesday sentenced slain dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s son Seif al-Islam and eight other defendants to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising. ...
When U.S.-based hamburger chain Wendy’s came back to Japan in December 2011, it aimed to increase the number of outlets to 100 in five years. ...
In California, they’re counting on it to end a historic drought; in Peru, they’ve already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It’s ...
Eight years after U.S.-based Burger King returned to the Japanese market, the world’s second largest hamburger chain has opened 93 outlets in the country and ...
Controversial artist Makoto Aida is refusing to bow to demands that he alter a politically sensitive submission to the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo after ...
Relatives of a 102-year-old man who committed suicide in 2011 said they will file a damages suit Wednesday against Tokyo Electric Power Co. for the ...
The small plane that crashed into a residential area of Chofu, western Tokyo, last weekend was likely close to its weight limit as it was ...
Blood-shot eyes fixed menacingly on their foe and snorting furiously, two giant bulls smash into each other with shuddering force: in Japanese bullfighting, matadors need ...
The United States censures Japan for failing to halt the trafficking of women and children for sex, and for ongoing "conditions of forced labor" within ...
Several Upper House electoral districts are set to be merged after the Diet passes reform legislation to rectify sharp gaps in the weight of votes ...
South Korea on Tuesday declared an end to an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) that killed 36 people, triggered widespread panic and stymied ...
The Philippine president asked Congress on Monday to pass a troubled Muslim autonomy bill at the heart of efforts to end a bloody rebellion in ...
Toru Hayami does not conceal his excitement when he talks about his “forest of 400 years” in the town of Kihoku, Mie Prefecture. “They are ...
After coming close to hitting a home run the previous few games, Kris Bryant believed he was due to get one to go out. He ...
Chunichi Dragons player-manager Motonobu Tanishige appeared in his 3,018th career game on Tuesday, setting a Nippon Professional Baseball record. The 44-year-old catcher started Chunichi’s Central ...
The IOC executive board has recommended that South Sudan be granted Olympic recognition, a step that would allow the war-torn African country to send a ...
Hiroki Kuroda held high-flying Tokyo Yakult to a run on seven hits over seven innings as the Hiroshima Carp snapped the Swallows’ seven game winning ...
Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who ...
Want a blueprint for the modern heavyweight boxing champion? Think Rob Gronkowski. But he’s a tight end for the New England Patriots, you say. True, ...
The family of the late Junior Seau will not disrupt the Hall of Fame ceremonies on Aug. 8 despite its disagreement with a policy preventing ...
The Montreal Impact added an established scoring presence when they traded for former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba on Monday. Drogba moves to North America following ...
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