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.
'Explosive' eruptions at Japan volcano
Powerful eruptions at a volcano in southern Japan spewed ash thousands of metres into the air Wednesday, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain.
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.…
One dead as volcano erupts near Japan ski resort
A Japanese soldier was killed Tuesday and several other people injured after a volcano erupted near a popular ski resort, sparking an avalanche and leaving scores stranded -- including tourists from Britain and Taiwan.
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…
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.
Japan trade surplus drops 40% in October
Japan's October trade surplus shrank 40.7 percent from a year earlier as growth in exports were eclipsed by higher costs of importing crude oil and petroleum products, the government said Monday.