World | Reuters | Saturday January 24, 2015
Japan early on Sunday strongly criticised a recording purporting to announce the execution of a Japanese citizen held by Islamic State militants and demanded the immediate release of another captive depicted as appearing on the image.
Friday January 23, 2015
The European Central Bank said on Thursday it would inject over 1.0 trillion euros ($1.15 trillion) into the stagnant eurozone economy.
Associated Press | Thursday January 22, 2015
You can hang out in rabbit cafes or have coffee in Tokyo with two goats. And you're not limited to domestic animals. You can also spend an hour at a cafe holding a great horned owl.
Offbeat | Associated Press, Linda Lombardi | Thursday January 22, 2015
Owl cafes there are just as much of a hoot there as cat cafes are here.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday January 20, 2015
The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages unless it receives a $200 million ransom within 72 hours, but Tokyo vowed today it would not give in to "terrorism".
World | Associated Press | Tuesday January 20, 2015
A worker at Japan's wrecked nuclear power plant died after falling into a water storage tank, the latest in a growing number of accidents at the site still struggling to clean up the mess from the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
Monday January 19, 2015
Last week, the yen soared as other currencies plunged against the Swiss franc. A strong yen is negative for Japanese exporters and drags down the Tokyo bourse.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday January 7, 2015
The earthquake that set off the tsunami which caused the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster was unleashed by a stealthy nine-year buildup of pressure on a plate boundary, scientists said today.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday January 6, 2015
A single bluefin tuna has sold for 4.5 million yen ($37,500 or over Rs 23 lakh) in annual celebratory bidding at the first auction of the year at Tokyo's famous fish market.
World | Julie Hirschfeld Davis, The New York Times | Sunday January 4, 2015
President Barack Obama's top technology adviser cringes when she hears highly educated adults say how bad they are at science and math, particularly when they do so in front of children.
Monday December 29, 2014
Mitsubishi has unveiled the Lancer Evolution X Final Concept ahead of its debut at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January, 2015.
Monday December 29, 2014
A weak yen is a positive for Japanese exporters as it makes them more competitive abroad and inflates their repatriated profits.
Associated Press | Friday December 26, 2014
Sony in Tokyo refused requests for comment on developments related to The Interview, referring all inquiries to Sony Pictures in the US.
Reuters | Thursday December 25, 2014
Grou CEO Kazuo Hirai is now in California and is communicating frequently with the Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton.
Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 23, 2014
Justin Lin directed The Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast and Furious and Fast & Furious 6
Monday December 22, 2014
A weak yen is a positive for Japanese exporters as it makes them more competitive abroad and increases profits when they are repatriated.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday December 20, 2014
One of four heavily damaged reactor buildings at Japan's tsunami-battered Fukushima nuclear power plant has been cleared of radioactive fuel rods, the operator said today.
World | Reuters | Saturday December 20, 2014
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan's Honshu island today, the US Geological Survey said, shaking Fukushima where crippled nuclear power plants are located, but local media said there was no tsunami warning.
World | Agence France Presse | Friday December 19, 2014
Up to 11 people are now reported to have died in a winter snow storm gripping much of Japan, as forecasters today warned bad weather would continue.
World | Reuters | Wednesday December 17, 2014
A US bound-American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo today after hitting severe turbulence created by a strong winter storm, with several people taken to hospital for minor injuries.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday December 17, 2014
An American Airlines flight from Seoul to Dallas was forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo early Wednesday after a dozen people were injured during turbulence, a report said.
Tuesday December 16, 2014
Tokyo stocks opened lower on Tuesday after Wall Street shares continued to come under selling pressure, while the dollar remained weak against the yen.
NDTV Correspondent | Monday December 15, 2014
The company had announced its plan of introducing the service back in October.
World | Reuters | Saturday December 13, 2014
When voters go to the polls on Sunday to elect Japan's powerful lower house of parliament, only one out of every six candidates will be a woman.