Nine missing after Chinese ship sinks off Japan: Report

Nine people were missing after a Chinese-registered ship sank off the coast of Japan, according to a report in Japanese media early on Tuesday.

Fears over fresh eruption halt Japan volcano search

Volcanic tremors and fears over a fresh eruption forced rescuers with gas masks to halt operations to recover bodies from a Japanese mountain on Tuesday, 72 hours after its eruption.

Indian men paddlers in Asiad pre-quarters
Indian men paddlers in Asiad pre-quarters

Indian men paddlers advanced to the doubles pre-quarterfinals after winning their respective matches of the 17th Asian Games at the Suwon Gymnasium here Tuesday.

Indian eves eye revenge against Japan in bronze medal play-off
Indian eves eye revenge against Japan in bronze medal play-off

The gold medal already out of their grasp, Indian women's hockey team will be eyeing to return at least with a bronze from the 17th Asian Games when they take on Japan, in what can be regarded as a revenge encounter, in the third-fourth place play-off here on Wednesday.

Man kicked to death in row over Japan noodle shop seat

A Japanese man who allegedly kicked a fellow diner to death in a fight over seats in a noodle bar calmly returned to his food as the other man lay dying, media reported today.

Japan bomb threat ends school early for 44,000

About 44,000 young children were sent home early in one Japanese city Tuesday when 101 elementary schools were closed because of a bomb threat, police and reports said.

Asian Games: Japan protest over banner of assassin
Asian Games: Japan protest over banner of assassin

Japan has protested to Asian Games organisers in South Korea after the image of a Korean hero who assassinated a senior Japanese official a century ago was shown in a stadium, officials said Tuesday.

Records, photos of famed US WWII bombers go online

Thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean, the bullets were coming fast and the flak was flying.

Fresh eruptions from Japan's Mount Ontake volcano halt rescue ops

As warned by the Japan Meteorological Agency, fresh eruptions were reported from Mount Ontake volcano, leading to suspension of rescue operations on Tuesday.

Asian Games: Japan`s Naoya Tomita pays fine for camera theft
Asian Games: Japan`s Naoya Tomita pays fine for camera theft

Top Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita was given the green light Tuesday to leave South Korea after paying a one million won ($950) fine for stealing a journalist`s camera during the Asian Games.

Japan volcano eruption toll mounts to 36

The recovery of five more bodies Monday brought to 36 the number of those feared dead in the Mount Otake's volcanic eruption, which occurred Sep 27.

Japan PM Abe presses campaign for meeting with China`s Xi

 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday pressed on with a diplomatic offensive aimed at securing his first-ever summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Two dead in decompression chamber in Japan spa

Two people have died in a decompression chamber at a Japanese spa, news reports said Monday, with a police investigation focusing on a possible fault with the machine.

Japan`s volcanoes: Could Mount Fuji be next?

The sudden eruption of Mount Ontake over the weekend, which is believed to have killed at least 31 people, was a reminder of Japan`s vulnerability to its many active volcanoes.

Japan, North Korea meet over Cold War kidnappings

 Japan on Monday demanded North Korea promptly report the results of its probe into the Cold War kidnappings of Japanese citizens as the two nations began talks in China.

Modi expresses grief over Japan volcano eruption

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday expressed "sadness" over volcanic eruptions in Japan and said his prayers are with the affected people.

Japan volcano rescue suspended as death toll rises to 36
Japan volcano rescue suspended as death toll rises to 36

Japanese rescuers Monday resumed a grim operation to recover more bodies after 31 people were believed killed in a volcanic eruption, as survivors told of seeing hikers die when tonnes of ash and rocks thundered from the sky.

Sudden eruption of Japanese volcano very rare: Expert

The suddenness of the eruption of Japan`s Mount Ontake volcano is an extremely rare phenomenon which makes it impossible to take precautionary measures, French volcanologist Jacques-Marie Bardintzeff told AFP Sunday.

Asian Games: South Korea beat Japan 1-0 to reach football semis
Asian Games: South Korea beat Japan 1-0 to reach football semis

Hosts South Korea beat bitter rivals Japan 1-0 in a feisty Asian Cup quarter-final on Sunday thanks to a late penalty from captain Jang Hyun-Soo.

Asian Games: Last-gasp goal puts North Korea into football semis
Asian Games: Last-gasp goal puts North Korea into football semis

Jong In-Gwan scored in the third minute of injury time Sunday as North Korea beat United Arab Emirates to secure a place in the Asian Games football semi-finals.