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If contentious security reform bills are enacted by the Diet, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japanese forces could hypothetically be dispatched to mine-sweeping operations in ...
It is the modern era’s military strategy of choice: overwhelming air power delivering precision-guided punishment backed by intelligence on the ground, with minimal exposure for ...
The Islamic State group “executed” 20 men in front of a crowd in the UNESCO-listed Roman theater of Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra on Wednesday, ...
A total of 54 Self-Defense Forces members sent on missions in Iraq and the Indian Ocean in the 2000s committed suicide, the Defense Ministry said ...
This 430,000-year-old case may be the world’s oldest murder mystery. Scientists on Wednesday said a fossilized skull discovered deep inside a Spanish cave shows telltale ...
In 1974, anthropologists in Ethiopia found the astonishing fossilised remains of a human-like creature who last walked the planet some 3.2 million years ago. Was ...
When the Myanmar navy seized a boat used by people smugglers last week, it announced that the 200 people found aboard were mostly Bangladeshis seeking ...
Newly reported HIV carriers among people in their 20s in Japan in 2014 totaled a record high of 349, the health ministry said Wednesday. This ...
Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga departed Wednesday for a 10-day trip to Hawaii and Washington, where he hopes to take his case against relocating U.S. Marine ...
The measures are aimed at helping foreigners find jobs after studying in Japan, and will include seminars to give companies information on procedures for hiring ...
Special legislation was enacted Wednesday to enable the government to set up a new post of minister in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and ...
Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward aims to begin issuing certificates recognizing same-sex partnerships by around the end of October, the ward’s new mayor said on Wednesday. Speaking ...
Fishermen in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, say they plan to continue their drive hunt, despite a pledge by zoos and aquariums not to buy dolphins caught ...
When Line Corp. resurrected a popular 2002 Indonesian teen movie and filmed an online version portraying the same cast and characters, a decade older and ...
The deal would help the Tokyo Metropolitan Government effectively withdraw from operating the struggling bank, which began operations in 2005 on the initiative of then-Gov. ...
The Japan Association of Zoos and Aquariums says that Anonymous, a loose network of hackers and activists, penetrated two of its websites and published data ...
Killer whales have been spotted in Tokyo Bay, prompting the Japan Coast Guard to warn ships passing through the area to avoid the cetaceans. It ...
The changes include increased cost-sharing by high-income workers, higher meal costs for hospital patients and more expensive fees to see a specialist at a large ...
The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria’s war. In the capital of the Islamic State group’s self-proclaimed ...
Video footage found in captured Boko Haram camps by Nigeria’s military and seen by Reuters seems to give some of the clearest indication that foreign ...
A vaccine to prevent high blood pressure was found to be effective in a new mouse study, with effects lasting about six months, according to ...
The government should maintain its policy of confiscating passports of Japanese nationals seeking to enter a foreign country or area controlled by extremists if it ...
Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after ...
Player-coach Daisuke Miura remained perfect this season Wednesday, when he pitched the Central League-leading DeNA BayStars to a 4-2 come-from-behind interleague win over the Orix ...
Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round of the French Open for the first time in two years on Wednesday with a straight-sets victory over ...
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