Solar Impulse reaches quarter way point in Japan-US flight
Solar Impulse reaches quarter way point in Japan-US flight

A solar-powered aircraft on a round-the-world flight was high above the Pacific Ocean Tuesday, over a quarter of the way to Hawaii after leaving Japan, the mission website showed.

Japan's Mount Hakone volcanic eruption closes parts of resort near Tokyo
Japan's Mount Hakone volcanic eruption closes parts of resort near Tokyo

A small volcanic eruption at a popular Japanese resort not far from Tokyo on Tuesday prompted authorities to further restrict access to the area, warning of the chance of more eruptions, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. 

England need ''confrontational'' approach against Japan
England need ''confrontational'' approach against Japan

England coach Mark Sampson says his Lionesses will need to have a ‘confrontational’ approach to beat defending champions Japan in their Women’s World Cup semi-final on Wednesday.

Japan bullet train suicide fire: Two killed after cardiac arrest
Japan bullet train suicide fire: Two killed after cardiac arrest

 Two people were feared dead today after an apparent suicide attempt on board a moving shinkansen bullet train in Japan, a spokesman for the operator told AFP.

Champions Japan face England threat to World Cup title
Champions Japan face England threat to World Cup title

Champions Japan face a real threat from England as the Asian giants look to keep their Women`s World Cup title defence on track in Wednesday`s semi-final in Edmonton.

Japan stadium to cost over $2 bln, stick with basic design
Japan stadium to cost over $2 bln, stick with basic design

Japan`s trouble-plagued new National Stadium, the centrepiece of the 2020 Summer Olympics, will cost more than $2 billion to build, nearly twice the original estimate, and be completed two months later than first thought, officials said on Monday.

Germany, USA clash for final spot at Women`s World Cup
Germany, USA clash for final spot at Women`s World Cup

Germany and the United States clash in Montreal on Tuesday for the first final berth of the Women`s World Cup with champions Japan and England playing their semi-final in Edmonton on Wednesday.

Solar plane takes off for Hawaii from Japan
Solar plane takes off for Hawaii from Japan

The Swiss-made solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, on Monday started its second bid at a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean.

Japan mourns passing of Tama, the cat stationmaster
Japan mourns passing of Tama, the cat stationmaster

 Tama the stationmaster, Japan's feline star of a struggling local railway, has been mourned by company officials and fans and elevated into a goddess at a funeral.

England end Canada`s World Cup dream, meet Japan in semi-finals
England end Canada`s World Cup dream, meet Japan in semi-finals

England ended hosts` Canada`s dream at the Women`s World Cup with a 2-1 win on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals for the first time where they play defending champions Japan who beat Australia 1-0.

Holders Japan into semi-finals at Women`s World Cup

A late goal from substitute Mana Iwabuchi put holders Japan into the semi-finals of the Women`s World Cup on Saturday with a 1-0 win over Australia.

Wimbledon 2015: Kei Nishikori shrugs off injury fears
Wimbledon 2015: Kei Nishikori shrugs off injury fears

Japan`s Kei Nishikori insists he is fit to launch his Wimbledon challenge after the world number five suffered a calf injury scare.

Women's World Cup: Alen Stajcic wants more recognition for Matildas
Women's World Cup: Alen Stajcic wants more recognition for Matildas

Australia coach Alen Stajcic said he wanted more recognition for the Matildas as they prepare to topple reigning champions Japan at the Women`s World Cup.

China says many in Japan not ready to accept its rise
China says many in Japan not ready to accept its rise

The lack of acceptance by many Japanese people of China`s rise is one of the root causes of the problems between the two countries, China`s foreign minister, a former ambassador to Tokyo, said on Saturday.

Women are going crazy about this handsome...who is he?
Women are going crazy about this handsome...who is he?

Women are flocking a Japanese zoo to check out a giant gorilla with brooding good looks and rippling muscles.

Atomic-bombed Hiroshima to host G7 foreign minister talks

Hiroshima will host Group of Seven foreign ministerial talks next year, Japan said Friday, paving the way for the first visit by a sitting US secretary of state to the atomic-bombed city.

Women's World Cup: Japan face Aussies, Canada meet England
Women's World Cup: Japan face Aussies, Canada meet England

The Women`s World Cup heats up this weekend with Australia challenging holders Japan and hosts Canada up against England in the quarter-finals.

Australia face tough, but familiar, foe in Japan

After some tough physical battles en route to the last eight of the Women`s World Cup, Australia will face a very different challenge against defending champions Japan in Saturday’s quarter-final.

Japanese station master ''Tama'', the cat, dies

 "Tama", the cat who was named railway station master in western Japan and became an important tourist attraction in the region, died due to heart failure, Wakayama Electric Railway said on Thursday.

Solar Impulse could be stuck in Japan for a year: Pilot
Solar Impulse could be stuck in Japan for a year: Pilot

A solar-powered plane attempting to fly around the world must cross the Pacific within a few weeks or it could remain stuck in Japan for a year, its pilot said in an interview published Thursday.