Defiant Abe hits back over scandal as support plunges
Japan's embattled prime minister hit back at critics on Monday over a favouritism and cover-up scandal that has seen his popularity plunge and loosened his iron grip on power.
Japan minister admits files altered in scandal dogging Abe
Japan's finance minister admitted Monday that official papers related to a favouritism scandal dogging Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had been altered, but denied any plans to step down over the row.
Japan's crypto exchange Coincheck sued after massive heist
Cryptocurrency traders filed a lawsuit Thursday against Japanese exchange firm Coincheck, seeking repayment after hackers raided hundreds of millions of dollars in digital assets.
Japan Olympic ice hockey forward Ukita banned for one game
Japanese women's forward Rui Ukita was suspended for one game of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Sunday by the International Ice Hockey Federation due to a kicking incident against Sweden. Ukita will miss Monday's group-stage contest against Switzerland but will be able to return for Wednesday's game against the United North and South Korean women.…
Tokyo gets first 'heavy snow' alert in four years
Japan's weather agency Monday issued a heavy snow warning for Tokyo for the first time in four years, urging people to go home early amid fears of public transport chaos.
Romanians say sorry to stood-up Japan prime minister
Embarrassed Romanians took to social media on Wednesday to apologise to Japan's prime minister after a political crisis left him with no counterpart to meet on a historic visit.
US military chopper makes emergency landing on Japan beach
An American military helicopter made an emergency landing on a beach in Okinawa Saturday, an official said, the latest in a series of accidents which have fuelled local opposition to US forces on the Japanese island. There were no immediate reports of injuries from the landing in Uruma, a local fire department official said. Footage…
Dozens of Japan lawmakers visit controversial war shrine
Dozens of Japanese lawmakers on Tuesday made a pilgrimage to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, which neighbours China and South Korea see as a symbol of Tokyo's militaristic past.
Japan detects radio signals pointing to possible North Korea missile test
Japan has detected radio signals suggesting North Korea may be preparing another ballistic missile launch, although such signals are not unusual and satellite images did not show fresh activity, a Japanese government source said on Tuesday.