Explosions in Japanese park kills one, injures three

One person is dead and three others were injured Sunday after multiple explosions in a park in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya, north of Tokyo, local media reported.

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.

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...

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.

Magnitude-5.7 quake hits southern Japan

A magnitude-5.7 quake struck off Okinawa in southern Japan on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

Japan's bar federation to push for abolition of death penalty

Japan's bar federation will for the first time call for the abolition of the death penalty, local media reported Wednesday.

Typhoon Meranti kills seven in China, Malakas to hit Taiwan and Japan

Super Typhoon Meranti has left seven people dead and another nine missing in China's eastern Fujian province, officials said Friday. 

Japan to provide 100 billion yen in loans for Myanmar

Japan plans to offer Myanmar 100 billion yen (995 million dollars) in loans for infrastructure projects in an effort to counter China's influence in the South-East Asian country, Japanese media...

Typhoon Mindulle hits northern Japan, inundates towns

Typhoon Mindulle pounded the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido on Tuesday, inundating towns and disrupting local transport.

Typhoon Mindulle batters Tokyo area, disrupting transport

A powerful typhoon accompanied by strong winds and heavy rain pounded eastern and north-eastern Japan Monday, disrupting transport in the regions.

Chinese ships approach islets disputed with Japan

Japan lodged a protest with China Wednesday after four Chinese coast guard vessels entered what Tokyo regards as its territorial waters near a group of disputed islets in the East China Sea,...

Japan protests to China after Chinese ships seen near disputed islets

Japan lodged a protest with China on Sunday after two Chinese coastguard vessels entered what Tokyo considers as its territorial waters near a group of disputed islets in the East China Sea,...

Japanese defence report "smears" China after military drill

A defence policy report approved by the Japanese government on Tuesday has inflamed tensions with China by describing Beijing's military activity in the East and South China Seas as a threat.