Wednesday November 26, 2014
US bitcoin exchange operator Payward Inc on Wednesday said it will work on retrieving some millions of dollars lost by Tokyo-based Mt Gox, once the world's largest bitcoin exchange before it collapsed in bankruptcy this year.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday November 26, 2014
The gold in the Japanese capital was India's seventh in the quadrennial event with the last one coming in 1980 at Moscow, ending the fondly missed 'golden era' for the sport in the country.
World | Associated Press | Saturday November 22, 2014
A strong earthquake has hit central Japan, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday November 21, 2014
A so-called "black widow" in Japan suspected of killing up to six partners for money, was still on the hunt for an "unattached elderly man with assets" when her fourth husband was poisoned with cyanide, reports said on Friday.
Thursday November 20, 2014
Tokyo's Nikkei gained 0.4 per cent, leaving it not far from the seven-year high touched the previous week. There was little reaction to stronger-than-expected October exports.
Monday November 17, 2014
European shares opened lower, following Tokyo's Nikkei index which lost 3 per cent, its biggest one-day drop since August on news that the world's third-largest economy unexpectedly shrank by an annualised 1.6 per cent in the third quarter.
Monday November 17, 2014
The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which closed at its highest level in more than seven years on Friday, was down 192.98 points at 17,297.85 in the first 30 minutes of trading.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 13, 2014
Scores of fully-clad riot police raided a dormitory at a leading Japanese university Thursday, reports said, in an apparently heavy-handed response to a left-wing movement that may involve students.
Agence France-Presse | Wednesday November 12, 2014
The growing ranks of cellphone addicts are turning cities like Tokyo, London, New York and Hong Kong into increasingly hazardous hotspots.
World | Reuters | Wednesday November 12, 2014
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 shook buildings in Tokyo on Wednesday, Japan's Meteorological Agency said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday November 10, 2014
Japanese shoppers are up in arms over a serious butter shortage that has forced Tokyo to resort to emergency imports, as some grocers limit sales to one block per customer.
Monday November 10, 2014
The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 122.11 points at 16,758.27 at the start.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday November 9, 2014
Above the converging crowds at the famous Shibuya scramble crossing in Tokyo glows the unmissable bright green sign of Starbucks, a magnet that pulls in a steady stream of hip, young Japanese.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday November 7, 2014
Three workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant were injured today, including one seriously injured, when steel construction material collapsed on them.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 6, 2014
A century ago on Friday German troops raised the white flag over a fortress on the Chinese coast, surrendering to Japan as Tokyo expanded its presence, fuelling animosity that hampers relations with Beijing to this day.
World | Reuters | Wednesday November 5, 2014
The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima atomic plant removed 400 tonnes of spent uranium fuel from a damaged reactor building, the first of four sets of used rods to be removed in a cleanup expected to last decades.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday November 5, 2014
A Japanese court has ordered a restaurant chain and two personnel to pay more than half a million dollars damages to the family of a man who killed himself after being forced to work nearly 200 hours overtime a month.
AgenceFrance-Presse | Tuesday November 4, 2014
Xavi Hernandez has already been linked with possible moves to the Premier League and the Bundesliga. There have reportedly been offers from Qatar as well as Manchester City.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday November 1, 2014
Hello Kitty, Japan's global icon of cute, marked her 40th anniversary today with a human-size version of the feline character regaling fans at an upscale Tokyo department store and a theme park.
Friday October 31, 2014
Investors also cheered media reports that Japan's national pension fund, the world's largest, decided to double its domestic stock holdings, while they seemed to shrug off poor data from Japan.