Some members of an influential group that represents families of Japanese war dead are urging managers of a controversial Tokyo shrine to remove the names of 14 convicted war criminals, an official said Wednesday.
A town in southwest Japan became the first to approve the restart of a nuclear power station on Tuesday, a step forward in Japan`s fraught process of reviving an industry left idled by the Fukushima catastrophe in 2011.
Chinese defence officials are meeting a Japanese delegation in Beijing this week for informal talks on preventing simmering territorial disputes from erupting into armed conflict, the talks` host said Monday.
Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping next Wednesday in Beijing, a source familiar with the matter said, setting the stage for a possible meeting between the leaders of Japan and China in November.
Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap on Wednesday stunned world No. 4 Kenichi Tago of Japan by posting a straight-game victory in the first round of the men's singles event at the French Open Super Series here.
After the Fukushima disaster crippled Japan`s nuclear energy sector three years ago, the government pledged the biggest shake up in the history of the fragmented electricity industry to boost competition and contain a surge in power prices.
Two of the five women in Shinzo Abe`s Japanese cabinet resigned on Monday, beset by allegations of misusing political funds, dealing a blow to the Prime Minister Shino Abe`s efforts to boost the profile of women.
Japan`s high-profile and telegenic industry minister on Monday resigned over claims she misused political funds, including to buy both votes and make-up, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s proclaimed gender reform drive.