Philippines, Japan coast guards hold anti-piracy drills

Philippine and Japanese coast guard teams staged an anti-piracy drill on Wednesday, featuring the storming of a cargo vessel after a mock hijack, in a show of maritime cooperation between the two nations amid rising tension in Asian waters.

Japan raises volcanic warning at Hakone resort

Japan`s meteorological agency on Wednesday raised a volcanic warning for the popular hot springs resort of Hakone by one notch, forbidding access to a hiking trail.

Japan turns to UN to pressure North Korea on abductees

Japan launched a major push at the United Nations on Tuesday to rally support for its drive to settle lingering questions over the decades-old abductions of Japanese nationals by North Korea.

India, Japan vow to crack down on cyber crimes
India, Japan vow to crack down on cyber crimes

India has sought assistance from Japan on the latest technologies and expertise to tackle cyber criminals in Internet espionage, cyber terrorism and stealing personal as well as critical data.

Small tsunami hits southern Japanese islands

A minor tsunami hit a group of Japanese islands in the Pacific early Sunday following an earthquake, but there were no reports of damage or injuries, officials and news reports said.

Tsunami warnings lifted after quake off Japan: NHK

The Japanese meteorology agency has issued a tsunami warning following a magnitude 5.9 quake in the Pacific south of Tokyo.

Minor tsunami warning issued after quake in south of Tokyo

The Japanese meteorology agency issued a tsunami warning early Sunday following a magnitude 5.9 quake in the Pacific south of Tokyo.

India start HWL semis preparation with Japan Test
India start HWL semis preparation with Japan Test

With the FIH Hockey World League Semi-Final (Men) 2015 around the corner, India's preparation for the tournament will start with the first Test of the four-match series against Japan at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.

North Korea says Japan's New York abduction summit bid to deceive world

 North Korea condemned on Friday plans by Japan to hold a summit in New York on the abduction of Japanese citizens by Pyongyang decades ago, saying the issue had been resolved and accusing Tokyo of escalating a human rights campaign against North Korea.

Scientist CNR Rao conferred with Japan's highest civilian award

Eminent scientist CNR Rao was conferred with Japan's highest civilian award for his outstanding contributions to science and Indo-Japanese science coperation.

Japan`s Takashi Miura flattens Billy Dib to retain world title
Japan`s Takashi Miura flattens Billy Dib to retain world title

Japan`s Takashi Miura overpowered Australian challenger Billy Dib to retain his World Boxing Council super featherweight title for a fourth time with a brutal third-round technical knockout on Friday.

Yuki Bhambri upsets Go Soeda to move to semis of Taipei Challenger
Yuki Bhambri upsets Go Soeda to move to semis of Taipei Challenger

Yuki Bhambri shocked third seed Japanese Go Soeda in a tight three-set contest to storm into the semifinals of the USD 75000 ATP Challenger tennis tournament here on Friday.

Japan legend Homare Sawa makes cut for sixth World Cup

Homare Sawa, Japan`s all-time leading scorer and most capped international, will play in a record sixth women`s World Cup after battling back from a year-long absence to make the squad for Canada.

Elderly Japan looks to its youth as teens set to vote

Japan is set to take a baby step towards rebalancing the age scales when lawmakers lower the voting age to 18 from its current 20, allowing teenagers into polling booths for the first time.

PM Abe seeking new spark for Japan high-tech, meets Silicon Valley chiefs

 In the 1980s when Sony and Toshiba were setting the agenda in the global TV and memory chip markets Japan was bristling with confidence as a hub of technological innovation.

US-Japan defence guidelines should not undermine third parties: China

Voicing concern over new US-Japan defence cooperation guidelines extending geographical limits of Japanese forces, China on Thursday warned the two allies that their bilateral understanding should not be used to undermine third party interests.

Shinzo Abe voices ''repentance'' on WW2, touts Japan's new security role
Shinzo Abe voices ''repentance'' on WW2, touts Japan's new security role

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed “deep repentance” over Japan’s role in World War Two in a speech to the US Congress on Wednesday, even as he declared Tokyo’s emergence as a global security player in the face of China’s rising power.

Thai inquest unsure who killed Japanese cameraman

A Thai inquest into the death of a Japanese cameraman during a military crackdown five years ago against protesters ended inconclusively on Thursday with the court unable to decide who fired the fatal shot.

Rival Koreas united in anger at lack of Abe apology

In a rare display of political unity, South and North Korea on Thursday each condemned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for failing to apologise during a US visit for the wartime use of sexual slaves.