US delivers second radar defense system to Japan

The United States has sent a second missile defense radar system to Japan, the Pentagon said on Friday.

Japan first nation to approve Novartis psoriasis drug

Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis said today it has won approval to market its Cosentyx psoriasis treatment in Japan, making it the first country to authorise commercialisation of the drug.

Japan says close to deal with South Korea, US on North Korea defence

Japan, the United States and South Korea are close to reaching a deal on sharing and safeguarding sensitive information on North Korea`s missile and nuclear programmes, Japan`s Defence Ministry said on Friday.

Top Japan lab dismisses ground-breaking stem cell study

Japan's top research institute today hammered the final nail in the coffin of what was once billed as a ground-breaking stem cell study, dismissing it as flawed and saying the work could have been fabricated.

US, allies agree trilateral accord on North Korea intelligence
US, allies agree trilateral accord on North Korea intelligence

The United States, Japan and South Korea have agreed a rare trilateral military arrangement on intelligence sharing about North Korea`s nuclear and missile programmes, officials said Friday.

South Korea, US and Japan share intel on North Korea

South Korea says it'll sign a trilateral intelligence-sharing pact with the US and Japan next week to better cope with North Korea's increasing nuclear and missile threats.

Japan coastguard rescues 10 after cargo ship sinks

Japan`s coastguard said Friday it rescued 10 foreign crew members who abandoned a cargo ship that sank off the country`s north coast, but added that three of them were "unconscious".

Japan's emperor turns 81, renews peace commitment

Japan's Emperor Akihito said he "ardently" hoped Japan will strive hard as a peaceful country, as he celebrated his 81th birthday ahead of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II next year.

China urges Japan to pursue peace under new defence chief

China on Thursday called on Japan to pursue "peaceful development" under its new defence minister appointed this week after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's re-election, as tensions simmer over a territorial dispute and wartime history.

Japanese vagina artist charged with distributing obscene data

A Japanese artist, who makes art based on her vagina, has been charged with obscenity.

Japan, wary of North Korea, works to secure infrastructure after Sony attack

Japan, fearing it could be a soft target for possible North Korean cyberattacks in the escalating row over the Sony Pictures hack, has begun working to ensure basic infrastructure is safe and to formulate its diplomatic response, officials said.

Japan, wary of N Korea, works to secure infrastructure after Sony attack

Japan, fearing it could be a soft target for possible North Korean cyberattacks in the escalating row over the Sony Pictures hack, has begun working to ensure basic infrastructure is safe and to formulate its diplomatic response, officials said.

Japan PM set to launch new government, defence minister may rile China

 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected by parliament on Wednesday, setting the stage for him to launch a new cabinet with a defence minister whose support for Japan having a stronger pre-emptive strike capability could rile China.

Shinzo Abe returns as Japanese PM after snap election

Japan`s Parliament on Wednesday confirmed Shinzo Abe for another term as prime minister after his election triumph, but the return to power stirred warnings from China over a bid to change the pacifist constitution.

Japan PM set for re-election after `Abenomics` poll win

 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to be re-elected on Wednesday with a broadly similar cabinet following his mid-December election triumph that was billed as a referendum on his economic growth blitz.

Japanese Emperor Akihito turns 81

 Thousands flocked to Japan`s Imperial Palace Tuesday to celebrate the 81st birthday of Emperor Akihito, who recalled the carnage of World War II and said he hoped the country would continue to pursue peaceful development.

PM Modi greets Japanese emperor on birthday

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday greeted Japanese Emperor Akihito on his birthday.

Japanese daily promises reform after ''comfort women'' coverage rebuked

 The president of Japan`s leading liberal newspaper pledged to fundamentally transform the paper for the better after its coverage of women forced into sex work during the Second World War was sharply criticized in a report. 

Prez extends greetings to Japan on eve of national day

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday extended his greetings and felicitations to the Emperor and the people of Japan on the eve of that country's national day.

President greets Japan on eve of National Day

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday extended his greetings and felicitations to the Emperor and people of Japan on the eve of the National Day of the country.