- Japan marks 3rd anniversary of tsunami disasters Updated: Mar-11-14 5:20 am
- Construction crunch slows Japan tsunami rebuilding Updated: Mar-10-14 2:58 am
- Japan sees future business in Fukushima cleanup Updated: Mar-08-14 2:32 am
- Bitcoin exchange looks into criminal complaint Updated: Mar-03-14 5:47 am
- Author says Japan's 1995 war apology should stand Updated: Feb-27-14 10:37 pm
- Japan names 23-man squad for New Zealand friendly Updated: Feb-27-14 3:45 am
- Collapse of exchange spells trouble for bitcoin Updated: Feb-25-14 10:37 pm
- Major bitcoin exchange said to be insolvent Updated: Feb-25-14 4:05 pm
- US-led trade deal talks to carry on to next round Updated: Feb-25-14 9:24 am
- Kenya's Chumba wins Tokyo Marathon in record time Updated: Feb-23-14 1:26 am
- Beleaguered Sony counting on new game machine Updated: Feb-21-14 9:45 pm
- 265 Anne Frank books vandalized in Tokyo libraries Updated: Feb-21-14 7:58 pm
- Tokyo 2020 chairman critical of Mao Asada Updated: Feb-20-14 10:30 am
- Japan may review probe on WWII sex slavery Updated: Feb-20-14 7:46 am
- Japan's Abe faces challenge to broaden recovery Updated: Feb-18-14 3:43 am
- Snow in Japan causes deaths, disrupts traffic Updated: Feb-16-14 8:28 am
- In China, Kerry talks NKorea, regional tensions Updated: Feb-14-14 2:53 pm
- Japan net retailer Rakuten to buy Viber for $900M Updated: Feb-14-14 6:25 am
- Kerry seeks to ease tensions in Asia Updated: Feb-12-14 6:18 pm
- Time running out on former sex slaves' quest Updated: Feb-11-14 8:19 pm
- Ruling party-backed candidate wins Tokyo race Updated: Feb-09-14 10:26 pm
- Tokyo pledges to bring women into 2020 committee Updated: Feb-09-14 6:52 am
- Conservatives push agenda at Japan's public TV Updated: Feb-09-14 12:05 am
TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to boost rebuilding efforts as the country marked the third anniversary Tuesday of a devastating earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 19,000 people dead, destroyed coastal communities and triggered a nuclear crisis.
TANOHATA, Japan - Tens of thousands of people on Japan's northeastern coast who were left homeless in the March 2011 tsunami are shivering their way through yet another winter in cramped temporary housing, with perhaps several more to go.
TOKYO - There is something surprising in the radioactive wreck that is the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant: opportunity. To clean it up, Japan will have to develop technology and expertise that any nation with a nuclear reactor will one day need.
TOKYO - The Tokyo bitcoin exchange that filed for bankruptcy protection blamed theft through hacking for its losses Monday, and said it was looking into a criminal complaint.
TOKYO - Former Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama said Thursday that the landmark 1995 war apology carrying his name is an international pledge that Japan must not change, amid speculation that the current conservative leaders want to revise it.
TOKYO - Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni has named Milan's Keisuke Honda and Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa to a 23-man squad for next week's World Cup warm-up against New Zealand.
TOKYO - The sudden disappearance of one of the largest bitcoin exchanges only adds to the mystery and mistrust surrounding the virtual currency, which was just beginning to gain legitimacy beyond the technology enthusiasts and adventurous investors who created it.
TOKYO - One of the world's largest bitcoin exchanges has seemingly disappeared, delivering a severe blow to the virtual currency as it struggles to gain legitimacy.
TOKYO - Negotiators ended talks on a comprehensive trans-Pacific trade pact on Tuesday without a final agreement, but said they were pleased with the progress they had made in Singapore despite persisting conflicts over agricultural tariffs and other issues.
TOKYO - Dickson Chumba of Kenya won the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday in a race record time of 2 hours, 5 minutes, 42 seconds.
TOKYO - PlayStation stands out among the long list of famous Sony brands as one that hasn't faded or succumbed to a nimbler competitor. Months after hitting global markets, the latest version of the video-game console went on sale Saturday in Tokyo, a big shift from times when Sony was ascendant enough to launch flagship products in Japan first.
TOKYO - Anne Frank's "The Diary of a Young Girl" and scores of books about the young Holocaust victim have been vandalized in Tokyo public libraries since earlier this year.
TOKYO - The head of Tokyo's 2020 Olympic organizing committee has criticized Japanese figure skater Mao Asada's performance in the women's short program at the Sochi Olympics.
TOKYO - Japan's government said Thursday it may re-examine a 20-year-old study that led to a landmark apology over forced prostitution during World War II, in a sign it is leaning toward a denial that officials were involved in organizing sex slavery.
TOKYO - Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe has ticked off the easy items on his to-do list for economic revival.
TOKYO - The second heavy snowfall in a week to hit Japan killed up to a dozen people and injured hundreds over the weekend, while paralyzing traffic and causing power outages.
BEIJING - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday he had won a commitment from China to help bring a belligerent North Korea back to nuclear disarmament talks, even as he butted heads with Chinese leaders over a series of increasingly aggressive steps Beijing has taken to assert itself in territorial disputes with its smaller neighbors.
TOKYO - Japan's Rakuten Inc. is buying Cyprus-based Viber Media, which operates a popular Internet phone application, for $900 million, fortifying the online retailer's social networking footprint.
ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - Secretary of State John Kerry was heading to Asia on Wednesday on a mission aimed largely at easing tensions between China and its smaller neighbors over territorial disputes and exploring ways to restart long-stalled talks on ridding North Korea of nuclear weapons.
TOECHON, South Korea - A single picture captures the regret, shame and rage that Kim Gun-ja has harbored through most of her 89 years. Dressed in a long white wedding gown, she carries a bouquet of red flowers and stares at the camera, her deep wrinkles obscured by makeup and a diaphanous veil.
TOKYO - Yoichi Masuzoe, a former health minister backed by Japan's ruling party, easily won Tokyo's gubernatorial election Sunday, defeating two candidates who had promised to end nuclear power.
SOCHI, Russia - Japanese organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics say they're looking to bring women into the fold.
TOKYO - Minutes of a recent governing board meeting of Japan's public broadcaster NHK seem to back up suspicions that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, despite his denials, is trying to use Japan's news giant to promote his nationalist agenda.