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Japan seeks talks with China at November summit

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 17:55

Japan`s top government spokesman on Friday said that an Asian regional summit in Beijing this November would be a good opportunity for the leaders of Japan and China to hold their first talks ever amid sour relations.

Japan`s crying lawmaker quits post

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 15:35

A provincial Japanese politician, who was filmed crying like a toddler while trying to explain his profligate use of public funds, quit his post Friday as he was embroiled deeper in a corruption scandal.

Tokyo hit with lawsuit over expansion of military power

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 15:06

Tokyo was Friday slapped was a lawsuit over its decision to expand the scope of Japan`s military, a divisive shift for the pacifist nation that sparked protests at home and drew sharp criticism from China.

Downgraded typhoon heading toward Fukushima plant

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 12:31

Tropical storm Neoguri churned toward the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Japan`s east coast Friday after leaving several people dead and causing havoc in other parts of the country.

Rain batters Japan as storm makes landfall, three dead

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 11:31

Heavy rain battered a wide swathe of Japan on Thursday, sending rivers over their banks and setting off a landslide as a weakened but still dangerous storm made landfall and headed east, leaving three people dead.

Japan denies report on North Korea`s abduction survivor list

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 09:33

Japan on Thursday denied as "sheer misreporting" a front page newspaper story that North Korea had provided a list of some 30 Japanese survivors still living in the isolated country, including known victims of state-sponsored kidnapping.

Typhoon Neoguri makes landfall on Japan`s southern main island

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 09:22

Typhoon Neoguri slammed into Japan`s southern main island early Thursday after lashing the Okinawa island chain, with three people killed as powerful winds and torrential rains battered the country. 

North Korea`s Kim issues warning at live rocket firing drill

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 07:39

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has warned the reclusive communist country could become "a bargaining chip for the strong" in a statement at a tactical rocket firing drill.

Japan military jets scrambled record 340 times in April-June

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:19

Japan said today that its military scrambled fighter jets a record 340 times in the three months to June in response to feared intrusions on its airspace, as tensions grow with China.

US man loses cell phone in grain pit, gets it back from Japan

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:15

Nine months after he lost his cell phone in a grain pit in Oklahoma, a US farmer has got it back from Japan.

Typhoon Neoguri bears down on Japanese mainland

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 16:38

Typhoon Neoguri bore down on the Japanese mainland today after slamming into the southern Okinawa island chain, killing two people and leaving a trail of damage.

Japan plans giant Gundam robot

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 16:12

A team of Japanese animators and engineers today unveiled plans to build a moving 18-metre tall Gundam robot, in a nod to millions of science fiction fans.