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Two passengers, one male and one female, died Tuesday in an apparent self-immolation aboard a speeding bullet train south of Tokyo. The man, identified as ...
With the U.S. Congress formally granting President Barack Obama trade promotion authority, proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement in Japan are hoping at least the ...
Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Tuesday was again held responsible for a suicide linked to the 2011 nuclear crisis and ordered to pay damages. The ...
Osamu Suzuki, the longest-serving leader of any major global automaker, ceded his title as president of Suzuki Motor Corp. to his son, Toshihiro, on Tuesday. ...
The Cabinet on Tuesday adopted a revised policy to rehabilitate the budget, saddled with the world’s biggest debt burden. It also accepted a strategy to ...
Authorities raise the volcano alert for Mount Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture, restricting access to the area after a small eruption at the popular tourist site.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye could hold a meeting as early as September, according to Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama. ...
A freelance U.S. journalist testified in a Seoul court that South Korea’s indictment of Japanese reporter Tatsuya Kato for allegedly defaming President Park Geun-hye was ...
China, long accused by the United States of rampant cyber aggression, may be synonymous with hacking exploits these days, but that doesn’t mean every Chinese ...
It may have slipped from its golden age into its golden years, but two decades into the Internet era the fax machine is still, perhaps ...
Despite efforts by the Liberal Democratic Party-led coalition to defuse members’ remarks on suppressing the media, criticism over the scandal continued to mount Tuesday. Concerned ...
China’s fourth-highest ranking official has urged Japan to stay away from South China Sea disputes and thereby help improve bilateral relations. The issues have “nothing ...
The U.S. military’s program to train and equip thousands of moderate Syrian rebels is faltering, with fewer than 100 volunteers, raising questions about whether the ...
As Kurdish rebels in northern Syria rack up wins against the Islamic State group, Turkish media is abuzz with talk of a long-debated military intervention ...
A citizens’ group led by scholars, lawyers and journalists has submitted to both chambers of the Diet the signatures of 1.66 million people who support ...
Though it’s not even out yet, conservative firebrand and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s new book is already irking at least one key member of ...
More than half a billion years ago, a peculiar little creature with rows of spikes on its back and delicate, feather-like front limbs used to ...
Now that same-sex marriage is legal across the United States, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object.
When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a ...
European anti-establishment parties of all political colours are rallying behind Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in his standoff with creditors, which threatens to force Athens ...
U.S. stocks extended their losses in heavy trading on Monday after a collapse in Greek bailout talks intensified fears that the country could be the ...
Fifth seed Kei Nishikori overcame a leg injury to reach the Wimbledon second round on Monday in a grueling five-set win over Italy’s Simone Bolelli. ...
It took nearly the entire game, but the Yomiuri Giants finally found the solution to their Hiroki Kuroda problem. Shinnosuke Abe hit a game-tying single ...
Despite her team’s poor start, Seattle Storm forward Ramu Tokashiki has been a bright spot for the WNBA club in the early going this season. ...
Chris Pronger always seemed destined for the Hockey Hall of Fame. Going in this year is unprecedented, however, since he is still under contract as ...
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