The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said it has removed an 18-tonne piece of rubble from a destroyed reactor in what it called a "major step forward" in decommissioning.
Tokyo's largest district has said it will start issuing "partnership" certificates to same-sex couples from November, becoming the second in Japan to recognize such unions following a pioneering move by the capital's bustling Shibuya ward.
Tokyo's largest district has said it will start issuing "partnership" certificates to same-sex couples from November, becoming the second in Japan to recognise such unions following a pioneering move by the capital's bustling Shibuya ward.
On a recent weekend, an 84-year-old survivor of the Nagasaki atomic bombing retraced his movements on a map: the inferno during his 20-kilometer (12-mile) walk home, the "black rain" of falling radioactive particles and how he felt sick days later.
Japanese police on Saturday arrested Mark Karpeles, head of the MtGox Bitcoin exchange, after a series of fraud allegations led to its spectacular collapse and hammered the digital currency's reputation.
The 4 1/2 minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form.
The most lasting health impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster will likely be psychological not physical, according to a trio of studies published Friday in The Lancet.
Japanese whiskey will be sent into space next month to test how time in a zero-gravity environment affects its flavor, one of the country's biggest drinks makers said Friday.
A convicted Japanese murderer who left a haunting "haiku" poem behind after his grisly deeds was sentenced to death on Tuesday.
Three people were killed Sunday when a small plane crashed into a Tokyo suburb shortly after takeoff, police said, leaving nearby homes and cars ablaze and the charred remains of the fuselage lying in a burned-out residence.
Japan's Mitsubishi Materials will apologize and pay compensation to Chinese victims of forced labor during World War II, Japanese media reported Friday, days after the firm made a landmark apology to U.S. prisoners of war.
The parents of a 21-year-old who died during a drinking binge with his college tennis club in Japan are suing fellow student members over his death.
Japanese space scientists are on the hunt for a new name for an asteroid that may contain the secret of life, with a public competition beginning Wednesday.
Japan is on the hook to pay as much as US$50 million for its scrapped Olympic stadium even though not a single brick has been laid, officials and media said Wednesday.