Quake measuring 6.1 strikes off eastern Japan: USGS

An earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude struck off northeastern Japan on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There was no immediate tsunami warning, or reports of damage or casualties.

Japanese media independence under threat: UN envoy

A UN special envoy urged the Japanese government on Tuesday to protect media independence, which he warned is facing "serious threats."

Strong 6.0-magnitude quake hits off Japan coast; no tsunami

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's southwest coast on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but local authorities said there was no danger of a tsunami.

Japan-bound plane returns to Hawaii after passenger does yoga in galley

Hyongtae Pae, 72, was charged in federal court with interfering with the crew of United Airlines flight 903 bound for Tokyo`s Narita airport.

International court didn't declare Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose war criminal: Documents

The government in 1964 could not confirm reports which alleged that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was declared a war criminal by an international court in Tokyo after World War II, it was revealed on Tuesday.

Eat like Japanese to live longer

The research by Kayo Kurotani at the National Centre for Global Health and Medicine in Tokyo suggest that balanced consumption of grains, vegetables, fruits and adequate intake of fish and meat, can contribute to longevity in the Japanese population.

Glider crashes into houses near Tokyo, kills two onboard

A glider crashed into a residential area near Tokyo today, killing the two men on board, local police and fire officials said.

Red faces, raised voices over late hitch in Foxconn's Sharp deal

A late hitch to Foxconn`s takeover of Japan`s struggling Sharp Corp brought simmering distrust between the two close to boiling point.

UK website calls for DNA test of Netaji's remains

 The mortal remains of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose should be DNA-tested to conclusively prove that he died in a plane crash in Taiwan in 1945, according to a UK-based website set up to catalogue the nationalist leader's last days.

Japan fund makes late move to thwart Hon Hai in Sharp battle

A Japanese state fund is making a final effort to secure a takeover of Sharp Corp as the ailing electronics maker considers a higher $5.8 billion offer from Taiwan`s Foxconn, criticising the composition of the company`s board, sources said.

UN Security Council to hold emergency talks on North Korea's launch of rocket

UN Security Council to hold emergency talks on North Korea's launch of rocket

United Nations; The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting today in New York over North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket, diplomats said.

Revealed: What was in Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's 'treasure box'

Revealed: What was in Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's 'treasure box'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday declassified Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose files at the National Archives of India.

UN calls for pursuing N Korea criminal responsibility on rights

North Korea's leadership should be held criminally responsible for egregious human rights abuses, a UN envoy said today.

14 killed in Japan bus accident

 At least 14 people were killed and 30 injured in a bus accident in Japan's Nagano prefecture early on Friday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said.

Japan to patrol disputed islands if China sails too close: Yomiuri

Japan to patrol disputed islands if China sails too close: Yomiuri

Japan will respond to any intrusion by Chinese naval vessels into the waters around the disputed Senkaku islands, known in China as the Diaoyus, by ordering its Self-Defence Force ships to patrol the area, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Tuesday.

North Korea test 'grave challenge' and 'serious threat': Japan`s Abe

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe condemned North Korea`s announcement that it had carried out a hydrogen bomb test on Wednesday.

UN peacekeepers accused of sexually abusing four girls in Central Africa

UN peacekeepers are facing new allegations of sexual abuse in the Central African Republic involving four young girls, the UN spokesman said Tuesday.

China arrests third Japanese national: Tokyo

China arrests third Japanese national: Tokyo

Chinese authorities have arrested a third Japanese citizen and detained another on suspicion of spying, Japanese official confirmed.

South Korean court refuses to review WWII treaty with Japan

A South Korean court on Wednesday refused to review a complaint over the 1965 treaty between Japan and South Korea.

Japan says armed Chinese coastguard ship seen near disputed islands

Japan says armed Chinese coastguard ship seen near disputed islands

A Chinese coast guard ship equipped with what appeared to be four gun turrets was sighted near disputed islands in the East China Sea, Japan`s coast guard said on Wednesday.