North Korea wins under-17 Women's World Cup, again

North Korea has become the first nation to win the Women's under-17 football World Cup for a second time, after beating Japan on penalties in Amman on Friday night.

Magnitude-6.6 quake hits western Japan, no tsunami warning issued

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck a large area of western Japan on Friday, the Meteorological Agency said, but there was no threat of a tsunami.

Australia to push for end to all commercial and "scientific" whaling

Australia will push for a permanent end to all forms of whaling, including the "so-called scientific," environment minister Josh Frydenberg said ahead of the biennial meeting of the International ...

Japanese company to build robot factory in Slovenia

The Japanese Yaskawa Electric Corporation has decided to build its new industrial robots factory intended for the European market, in Slovenia, Slovenia's Prime Minister Miro Cerar told reporters...

Nissan finishes purchase of 34-per-cent stake in Mitsubishi Motors

Nissan Motor has completed its purchase of a 34-per-cent stake in scandal-plagued Mitsubishi Motors for 237 billion yen (2.3 billion dollars), the two companies announced Thursday.

Japan may sign Russia peace treaty without resolving island dispute

The Japanese government is considering signing a post-war peace treaty with Russia without completely settling the ownership of four disputed islands, the Kyodo News agency reported Wednesday,...

Japan stops paying UNESCO in protest over Nanjing Massacre files

Japan said Friday it was withholding financial contributions to UNESCO to express its outrage with the UN cultural body for listing Chinese documents relating to the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in its "...

Kyrgios stages Tokyo turnaround to win third title of the season

Nick Kyrgios rained down 23 aces as he beat David Goffin in a 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 comeback to win the Japan Open and claim his third title of the season on Sunday.

Rosberg wins Japan GP after bad Hamilton start, now 33 points ahead

Nico Rosberg won the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday to increase his Formula One championship lead to 33 points over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton who had to settle for third after a terrible...

Kyrgios wins showcase battle with Monfils to reach Tokyo final

Nick Kyrgios turned on his big game to overwhelm Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday for a place in the Japan Open final.

Cilic charges ahead in Tokyo as London year-end spot beckons

Croatian Marin Cilic went through a dry run for next month's Davis Cup final on Friday as he crushed an Argentine opponent with ease to reach the semi-finals of the Japan Open and boost his...

Fujitsu mulls selling PC business to China's Lenovo

Japanese electronics manufacturer Fujitsu is considering selling its personal computer business to the world's biggest PC maker, China's Lenovo Group, news reports said Thursday.

Powerful Typhoon Chaba hits Japanese islands

Powerful Typhoon Chaba battered southern Japanese islands early Tuesday, bringing strong winds and heavy rainfall to the region

Nishikori, Cilic post opening-day Tokyo wins

Kei Nishikori thrilled his home public while Marin Cilic held on to knockout the 2015 finalist as the Japan Open got underway under the closed roof of the Ariake Colosseum on a rainy Monday.

Japan to claim ownership of islands disputed with Russia

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday that his government will continue to insist on its sovereignty over a group of islets and several islands, seized by the Soviet Union following Japan...