Japan's Shinzo Abe To Lead LDP Again - And Probably NipponShinzo Abe will get another crack at leading Japan.
WWII Clouds Loom Over China-Japan Dispute on Senkaku IslandsThe Sino-Japanese dispute has escalated into WWII memories, threats and boycotts as well as unleashing demonstrations.
Japanese Lower House Dissolution Imminent; Noda Honors LDP DealYoshiiko Noda is paying the piper. He promised early elections in return for opposition support on taxes and is keeping his word.
Japanese Nationalists Fly The Flag Responding To Chinese LandingDemonstrative landings on disputed islands by Chinese and Japanese nationalists have further enflamed Sino-Japanese relations.
Japan Concerned By Chinese Buildup And Use Of Military MuscleThe Japan 2012 defense report signals greater alarm over Chinese military capabilities
US F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes Off Japanese CoastAn American F-16 fighter jet has crashed in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of Japan. No comment from US officials.
24 Dead, 8 Missing in Japanese FloodsFlooding in Japan has killed at least 24 as troops airlifted supplies to keep thousands of others alive.
Japanese Culture Caused Fukushima DisasterJapan's parliament releases report on the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, says it was 'man-made,' born of Japan's culture.
Intelligence Sharing With Japanese Too Sensitive For KoreaThe painful wounds of the past and the election campaign of the present have temporarily sidetracked a Japanese-South Korean treaty.
Japan Returns to Nuclear PowerJapan is returning to nuclear power, with reactivation of the first nuclear plant since all reactors were shut down earlier this year.
Noda Pushes Controversial Policies Even With Risk Of Party SplitYoshihiko Noda, on issues from the sales tax to nuclear power, is willing to do the unpopular.
Japan & India Assail Non-Transparency In China Defense SpendingThe US could sit back and let others question the meaning of the Chinese military budget.
Expected Power Shortages Force Retreat From Nuclear Power BanThe realities of power shortages have forced Japan to backtrack from abandoning nuclear power.
Japan Joins Growing List of Countries Expelling Syria DiplomatsJapan says it will expel Syria's ambassador – joining numerous other nations – over last week's massacre in the central city of Houla.
Japanese Rocket Carries South Korean Satellite SpacewardsWhile billed as a civilian venture, the satellite launch by Japan and South Korea has military implications.
Rare Tornado Storms Past Tokyo, Kills 1A 14-year-old was killed Sunday when a rare tornado raced through Tsukuba city, some 40 miles (60 km) northeast of Tokyo.
Last Active Nuclear Reactor in Japan Turned OffJapan's final active nuclear plant was switched off on Saturday with fanfare, banner-waving and celebration by marchers in Tokyo.
Prime Minister Noda's Position Imperiled After Rival ExoneratedIchiro Ozawa's exoneration spells trouble for Prime Minister Yushohiko Noda and his tax hike proposal.
The Yiddish Language Alive in... JapanA Japanese linguist, who compiled the world's first Yiddish-Japanese dictionary, proves one doesn't have to be Jewish to love Yiddish.
Japan Shuts Down Second-to-Last Nuclear ReactorJapan has taken its second-to-last nuclear reactor off line, and the last will be shut down in May, creating a possible power shortage.
US Exempting Japan, 10 EU Countries on IranUS president Barack Obama will exempt Japan and 10 EU states from banking sanctions, allowing trade with Iran.
Japanese PM to Barak: Don't Attack IranJapanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda meets Defense Minister Ehud Barak, warns against attacking Iran.
Japanese Economy Reels Due to Strong Yen and Aging PopulationWhile external factors and national disasters hurt Japan's economy, the graying population is Japan's fault.
Noda Reaches Out to Liberal Democrats with Cabinet ReshuffleJapanese PM Yoshihiko Noda has sought to placate the opposition and revive public support by a cabinet shuffle.
Japan to Test Mother's Milk for RadiationJapan may add testing for radiation in mother's milk to the health checks in Fukushima Prefecture.
Japanese Local Lawmakers Celebrate Senkaku Day Angering ChinaWhile Japanese Prime Minister Noda wants to dampen down the boundary disputes with China, some local politicians want to force the issue.
China Is More Concerned Than It Reveals on Japan-India TiesJapan and India boosted naval ties in a move seen as directed against China. China officially downplayed this but is really concerned.
Economic and Strategic Reasons Compel Japan to Relax Arms BanA party that was once identified with pacifism has abandoned Japan's limits on defense exports.
Following Kim Jong Il's Death US Assures Jittery JapanFollowing the death of Kim Jong Il the US is trying to assure the neighbor of the nuclear dictatorship ha all will be well.
Olympus Admits: Inexplicable Expenses Used to Cover Up LossesJapan's Olympus Corporation has come clean, admitting that it used crazy consultancy fees to cover up two decades of losses.
Evidence of Fission Found at Fukushima No 2 Nuclear ReactorEvidence of fission has been found in one of the reactors at the tsunami-struck Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Japan.
Scandal in Blue Chip Japanese Company is Salt to Economic WoundsAfter firing CEO who questioned inexplicable payments to financial advisers, Olympus is target of probes.
Japan Car Makers Trim Output Due to Lack of Thai PartsThe floods in Thailand and a rising yen have delivered a one two punch to the Japanese motor industry.
Miracles in Turkey's Disaster ZoneThe temperature in eastern Turkey is falling. Search and rescue is becoming recovery, but there have been miracles in the earthquake zone.
Earthquake Strikes Japan's Fukushima PrefectureA moderate earthquake has struck northeastern Japan's Fukushima prefecture, home to the Dai-ichi nuclear complex damaged in a March tsunami.
Phillippines and Japan Announce Coast Guard CooperationAn overbearing China is triggering regional responses. The entente between Manila and Japan is the latest.
Typhoon 'Roke' Smashes Into Japan, Heads for Nuclear PlantAt least 4 people died in a typhoon of 130 mph winds that smashed into Tokyo, heading for the Fukushima nuclear plant.
New PM Noda, the Farm Boy, Tries to Unify Party and Steer JapanIn a rebuff to 'kingmaker' Ichiro Ozawa, the Democratic Party of Japan has selected Hiyohiko Noda to be Japan's next prime minister.
Japanese PM Candidate Choice Based on "Shadow Shogun"'s StatusThe dominant personality of Ichiro Ozawa rather than policy is the major factor in selecting the Japanese PM, despite major problems.
Japan's Former Foreign Minister Declares His Candidacy for PMSeiji Maehara, the former Japanese Foreign Minister, is now the favorite to win the August 29 balloting to succeed Naoto Kan.
As Kan Sets to Depart Succession Struggle Is Under WayNaoto Kan with his anemic 15% popularity will soon be history and Japan's ruling party will be picking a successor.
With Ratings Companies Circling, Japan Parties Reach CompromiseJapan's government and the main Liberal Democratic Party opposition in control of the upper house have agreed to a compromise.
66th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of HiroshimaSixty-six years ago this weekend, the USA unleashed a nuclear weapon of mass destruction against Japan.
Japan Says It Reads Chinese Naval Buildup as Looming ThreatJapan, an Island Nation, believes an overbearing China will soon have a naval force that will pose a threat to her.
Japanese Embrace Anti Nuclear Position But Don't Embrace KanHowever unpopular he may be, most Japanese agree with their prime minister on phasing out nuclear energy.
Reconstruction Czar's Arrogance Deconstructs KanThe resignation of Ryu Matsumoto has further undermined the position of Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan
Kan Is Going Going but not GoneAs the problems continue to pile up, the Japanese Prime Minister is still vague about his resignation plans.
Japan Rattled by 6.7 Magnitude EarthquakeNortheast Japan was rattled early Thursday by a 6.7-magnitude earthquake.
Nato Kan's Indefinite Resignation Spurs Grand Coalition TalkThe DPJ has failed to usher in a new politics and is resembling the LDP that it ousted. The impasse has fueled talk of a grand coalition.
The Sharks Are Circling around Naoto KanJapan's Naoto Kan confronts both the opposition and a grudge match within his own party.
Japanese Disaster Provides a Path for Asian RapprochementThe Japanese natural disasters helped bring China, South Korea and Japan together, but the split over North Korea remains.
Japanese High Court Rejects Hassidic AppealTokyo High Court affirms harsh verdict of six years at hard labor against a Hassidic youth accused of drug smuggling - but deducts “time served.”
Kan's High Disapproval Ratings Menace DestinyAs the crisis recedes in Japan we are back to where we were before it. Pressure on Naoto Kan to resign have resumed.
Tōhoku Recovery Could Take a DecadeJapan's Reconstruction Design Council says recovery from the devastating March 11 Tōhoku tsunami-earthquake double-header could take a decade.
IDF Japan Delegation Returning HomeOver the past two weeks, IDF medical personnel treated around 220 patients at Minami-Sanriko. They are leaving behind medical equipment.
New Quake Shakes Up JapanA huge 6.6 quake shakes Japan Monday as officials expand the nuclear radiation evacuation zone. Landslides buried cars, trapping several people.
7.1 Magnitude Aftershock Shakes JapanLess than a month after the massive quake-tsunami, a strong aftershock rocks Japan; panic, but little damage.