UN Security Council to hold emergency talks on North Korea's launch of rocket

UN Security Council to hold emergency talks on North Korea's launch of rocket

United Nations; The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting today in New York over North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket, diplomats said.

Revealed: What was in Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's 'treasure box'

Revealed: What was in Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's 'treasure box'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday declassified Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose files at the National Archives of India.

UN calls for pursuing N Korea criminal responsibility on rights

North Korea's leadership should be held criminally responsible for egregious human rights abuses, a UN envoy said today.

14 killed in Japan bus accident

 At least 14 people were killed and 30 injured in a bus accident in Japan's Nagano prefecture early on Friday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said.

Japan to patrol disputed islands if China sails too close: Yomiuri

Japan to patrol disputed islands if China sails too close: Yomiuri

Japan will respond to any intrusion by Chinese naval vessels into the waters around the disputed Senkaku islands, known in China as the Diaoyus, by ordering its Self-Defence Force ships to patrol the area, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Tuesday.

North Korea test 'grave challenge' and 'serious threat': Japan`s Abe

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe condemned North Korea`s announcement that it had carried out a hydrogen bomb test on Wednesday.

UN peacekeepers accused of sexually abusing four girls in Central Africa

UN peacekeepers are facing new allegations of sexual abuse in the Central African Republic involving four young girls, the UN spokesman said Tuesday.

China arrests third Japanese national: Tokyo

China arrests third Japanese national: Tokyo

Chinese authorities have arrested a third Japanese citizen and detained another on suspicion of spying, Japanese official confirmed.

South Korean court refuses to review WWII treaty with Japan

A South Korean court on Wednesday refused to review a complaint over the 1965 treaty between Japan and South Korea.

Japan says armed Chinese coastguard ship seen near disputed islands

Japan says armed Chinese coastguard ship seen near disputed islands

A Chinese coast guard ship equipped with what appeared to be four gun turrets was sighted near disputed islands in the East China Sea, Japan`s coast guard said on Wednesday.

The world's 10 best restaurants

The world's 10 best restaurants

Know about the world`s top 10 restaurants, according to La Liste, the new French classification of "exceptional restaurants" compiled from hundreds of guide books and online review sites.

Japan govt takes Okinawa to court over US base relocation

Japan on Tuesday sued its southern region of Okinawa over local resistance to a new US military base, the latest chapter in deepening mistrust between central authorities and the government of the strategic island.

Japan to launch 2020 Olympics stadium work in 2017

Japan to launch 2020 Olympics stadium work in 2017

Demolition of the old stadium, which was built to host the 1964 Olympic Games, was completed late last month.

12 injured in scuffle at Turkish vote in Tokyo embassy

 At least 12 people were injured in a scuffle between Turks and ethnic Kurds as hundreds of Turkish citizens gathered on Sunday at their embassy in Tokyo to vote in a general election, reports said.

US nuclear carrier - USS Ronald Reagan - arrives in Japan

Nuclear-powered supercarrier, the USS Ronald Reagan, on Thursday arrived for deployment in Yokosuka, near Tokyo, the Japanese capital, the media reported.

Tokyo`s Nikkei index sheds more than 3% on global rout

Tokyo`s benchmark Nikkei index dropped 3.18 percent in early trade Tuesday, extending a global equities rout on worries over China`s economy and a drop in commodity prices.

Tokyo shares sink as strong yen hits exporters

Tokyo shares tumbled Monday as a stronger yen dragged on major exporters while sentiment was also soured by news that most listings on the Topix had gone ex-dividend.

Seeds scattered as Yanina Wickmayer, Magda Linette reach Tokyo final

Seeds scattered as Yanina Wickmayer, Magda Linette reach Tokyo final

 Belgian Yanina Wickmayer will meet Poland`s Magda Linette in the Japan Women`s Open final after both produced upsets Saturday to continue a trend this week in Tokyo.

Opponents vow to fight laws expanding role of Japan`s military

 Opposition groups Saturday vowed to challenge laws passed overnight that clear Japanese troops to fight abroad for the first time since World War II, saying the changes are a "black stain" on the country`s history.

South Korea, Japan to hold talks on wartime sexual slavery

 South Korea and Japan will hold director general-level talks in Tokyo on Friday to discuss militaristic Japan`s sex enslavement of Korean women during the Second World War, Seoul`s foreign ministry said on Thursday.