One crew still missing on burning ferry off Japan coast

Rescuers on Saturday launched an onboard search for a missing crew member after a fire broke out on a ferry off the coast of northern Japan prompting the evacuation of dozens of passengers, the coastguard said.

Ex-Fukushima executives to be charged over nuclear accident

 A trio of former executives from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant will be indicted over the 2011 accident, a judicial review panel decided Friday, paving the way for the first criminal trial linked to the disaster.

Ex-Fukushima executives to be charged over nuclear accident

 A trio of former executives from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant will be indicted over the 2011 accident, a judicial review panel decided Friday, paving the way for the first criminal trial linked to the disaster.

US spied on Japan government, companies: WikiLeaks
US spied on Japan government, companies: WikiLeaks

 The US spied on senior Japanese politicians, its top central banker and major companies including conglomerate Mitsubishi, according to documents released on Friday by WikiLeaks, which published a list of at least 35 targets.

North Korea blames US for stalled nuclear dialogue
North Korea blames US for stalled nuclear dialogue

North Korea said Thursday that stalled dialogue over its nuclear programme was down to aggressive US military exercises and accused Washington of seeking to shift blame onto Pyongyang.

Fukushima operator sued over 102-year-old man`s suicide
Fukushima operator sued over 102-year-old man`s suicide

The operator of Japan`s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant faced a fresh lawsuit Wednesday from the family of a 102-year-old man who killed himself because he was depressed at having to leave his home.

Mysterious white balls seen flying over Japan- Watch
Mysterious white balls seen flying over Japan- Watch

A video showing ten white circular balls flying across the sky in Osaka, Japan is being circulated online.

China conducts `live firing drill` in disputed South China Sea

China`s navy carried out a "live firing drill" in the South China Sea Tuesday in a bid to improve its maritime combat ability, state media reported, as tensions flare over the disputed waters.

Japanese `haiku` killer sentenced to death

A convicted Japanese murderer who left a haunting "haiku" poem behind after his grisly deeds was sentenced to death on Tuesday.

US military exhumes remains of unidentified victims of Pearl Harbor attack

The remains of unidentified members of the US military killed in the sinking of the USS Oklahoma during Japan`s World War Two attack on Pearl Harbor were exhumed in Hawaii on Monday in a bid to identify them, the Department of Defense said.

66 people have died of Japanese Encephalitis in Assam

At least 66 people people have died of Japanese Encephalitis this year across Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Monday.

Police investigate Tokyo plane crash

The Japanese police on Monday began investigating the plane crash in a Tokyo suburb on Sunday.

World’s largest flower 'Amorphophallus Titanum' blooms in Tokyo after 5 years!
World’s largest flower 'Amorphophallus Titanum' blooms in Tokyo after 5 years!

Behold the wonders of nature! Flowers are nature's most beautiful creations, but how will you feel seeing a 6.5 feet high flower towering above you ?

Indo-Japan defence ties set to grow stronger

 Defence ties between India and Japan are set to grow stronger with both coming together for Malabar naval exercises in October and exploring possibility of having joint air exercises.

Light plane crashes in residential area in Japan's Tokyo, 3 killed

A light airplane crashed in Japan's capital on Sunday morning, killing 3.

Powerful typhoon kills 11,000 farmed tuna in Japan: Reports

A powerful typhoon which lashed Japan last week has killed more than 11,000 farmed bluefin tuna, costing over $10 million in damage, local media said Saturday.

China lodges protest with Japan for hosting Taiwan leader

China has voiced its grave concern and strong dissatisfaction over Japan's decision to host former Taiwan leader Lee Teng-hui, saying he is a "splittist" who opposes integration of Taiwan with mainland.

Mitsubishi to compensate forced Chinese labourers in WWII

Mitsubishi Materials plans to apologise and pay a hefty compensation of over USD 16,000 to over 3,700 Chinese victims of forced labour during the WWII, becoming the first Japanese company to express regret over exploitation of such workers.