Japan opened what organisers are billing as the world's first "Otaku" summit on Saturday, drawing visitors from around the world as the country looks to boost the international fan base for Japanese comic books and anime.
Japan will likely extend its sanctions against North Korea because of Pyongyang`s delay in reporting into its abductions of Japanese citizens decades ago, the Nikkei business daily reported on Saturday without citing sources.
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida could visit Cuba next month, a report said Thursday, becoming one of the highest-profile visitors to the isolated island since a thaw began between Washington and Havana.
Japan`s Maritime Self Defense Force on Wednesday took delivery of the biggest Japanese warship since World War Two, the Izumo, a helicopter carrier as big as the Imperial Navy aircraft carriers that battled the United States in the Pacific.
Japan will launch an information-gathering satellite (IGS) with an optical reconnaissance payload on an H-2A rocket on Thursday, said the country' space agency and the commercial operator of the H-2A rocket on Tuesday.
A clash between Japan`s central government and Okinawa island, host to the bulk of U.S. troops in Japan, deepened on Monday when the southern island`s governor ordered a halt to underwater work at the site of a planned relocation of a U.S. Marine base.
Four years after a towering tsunami ravaged much of Japan's northeastern coast, efforts to fend off future disasters are focusing on a nearly 400-kilometre chain of cement sea walls, at places nearly five stories high.