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Earthquake hits western Japan: USGS

Earthquake hits western Japan: USGS

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit western Japan on Friday, the United State Geological Survey said, but there was no tsunami risk.

China detains Japanese for 'spying'

China has reportedly detained a Japanese official from an exchange group for his alleged involvement in spying activities, but the Tokyo-based group denies any links with the man.

Japan emperor intends to step down in coming years: NHK

Japanese Emperor Akihito intends to step down in coming years, public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday, a step unprecedented in modern Japan.

Nissan in talks for controlling stake in Mitsubishi: Media

The scandal -- reported to cover almost every model sold in Japan since 1991 -- also includes mini-cars produced by Mitsubishi for Nissan as part of a joint venture.

Japanese island continues to grow, thanks to magma flow

The remote Japanese island of Nishinoshima is continuing to grow a year-and-a-half after a volcano erupted on it and will continue to grow, according to a study broadcast on Friday by public radio and television broadcaster NHK.

Drone with "minuscule" quantity of radiation lands on Japan PM's office: Media

A drone marked with a radioactive sign landed on the roof of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s office on Wednesday and tested positive for a "minuscule" amount of radiation, media reported. 

Typhoon Halong makes landfall on Japan`s western main island

Typhoon Halong slammed into Japan`s western main island early Sunday after Japan`s weather agency issued its highest alert as the storm lashed the southwest of the country.

French woman who fled during nuclear crisis sues NHK for firing her

A French woman has sued public broadcaster Japan Broadcasting Corp (NHK) for dismissing her after she left Japan in response to a French government warning issued during the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

Tornado strikes city near Tokyo, dozens injured

The fire department said the tornado struck in the city of Tsukuba, 60 kilometres northeast of Tokyo.