Japan Believes Chinese Army Has More Policy CloutThe 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.
On Eve of Signing with Japan, Korea Gets JitteryThe 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.
Japan Prime Minister Willing To Do The UnpopularYoshihiko Noda, on issues from the sales tax to nuclear power, is willing to do the unpopular.
US Sits Back As India And Japan Question ChinaThe US could sit back and let others question the meaning of the Chinese military budget.
Japan Restarts Nuclear Reactors For Limited TimeThe realities of power shortages have forced Japan to backtrack from abandoning nuclear power.
Japan Joins List of Countries Expelling SyriaJapan says it will expel Syria's ambassador – joining numerous other nations – over last week's massacre in the central city of Houla.
South Korea And Japan Team Up For Space LaunchWhile 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 Plant in Japan Turns OffJapan's final active nuclear plant was switched off on Saturday with fanfare, banner-waving and celebration by marchers in Tokyo.
Japan Consumption Tax Hike In JeapordyIchiro 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.
Japan's Graying Population A Millstone On DynamismWhile external factors and national disasters hurt Japan's economy, the graying population is Japan's fault.
Japanese PM Shuffles Cabinet To Speed Tax HikeJapanese 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 Politicians Land on Micro IslandWhile Japanese Prime Minister Noda wants to dampen down the boundary disputes with China, some local politicians want to force the issue.
Official China Sees No Evil in Japan-India SummitJapan and India boosted naval ties in a move seen as directed against China. China officially downplayed this but is really concerned.
Japan Can Now Share Weapons Procurement CostsA party that was once identified with pacifism has abandoned Japan's limits on defense exports.
Japan Called Cornerstone of US Pacific StrategyFollowing the death of Kim Jong Il the US is trying to assure the neighbor of the nuclear dictatorship ha all will be well.
A Major Blow to Japan's Corporate ImageJapan'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 Japan Nuclear PlantEvidence of fission has been found in one of the reactors at the tsunami-struck Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Japan.
Law Enforcement Agencies Circle Plummeting OlympusAfter firing CEO who questioned inexplicable payments to financial advisers, Olympus is target of probes.
Rising Waters Rising Yen Buffet Japanese IndustryThe 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.
Moderate Quake Strikes FukushimaA moderate earthquake has struck northeastern Japan's Fukushima prefecture, home to the Dai-ichi nuclear complex damaged in a March tsunami.
Philippines and Japan Firm Up Security TiesAn overbearing China is triggering regional responses. The entente between Manila and Japan is the latest.
Typhoon Smashes Into Japan, Heads for Nuke PlantAt least 4 people died in a typhoon of 130 mph winds that smashed into Tokyo, heading for the Fukushima nuclear plant.
Noda the Farm Boy is Japan's Prime MinisterIn a rebuff to 'kingmaker' Ichiro Ozawa, the Democratic Party of Japan has selected Hiyohiko Noda to be Japan's next prime minister.
Japan's PM Choice Run by "Shadow Shogun"The dominant personality of Ichiro Ozawa rather than policy is the major factor in selecting the Japanese PM, despite major problems.
Former Japan FM Declares CandidacySeiji Maehara, the former Japanese Foreign Minister, is now the favorite to win the August 29 balloting to succeed Naoto Kan.
Japan's Ruling Party Picks New PM This MonthNaoto Kan with his anemic 15% popularity will soon be history and Japan's ruling party will be picking a successor.
Japan Parties Agree on Bond IssueJapan's government and the main Liberal Democratic Party opposition in control of the upper house have agreed to a compromise.
66th Anniversary of Bombing of JapanSixty-six years ago this weekend, the USA unleashed a nuclear weapon of mass destruction against Japan.
Japan Believes Chinese Navy Poses ThreatJapan, an Island Nation, believes an overbearing China will soon have a naval force that will pose a threat to her.
Japan Is not GermanyHowever unpopular he may be, most Japanese agree with their prime minister on phasing out nuclear energy.
Matsumoto's Pride and FallThe resignation of Ryu Matsumoto has further undermined the position of Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan
Kan is 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 QuakeNortheast Japan was rattled early Thursday by a 6.7-magnitude earthquake.
The Long SayonaraThe 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.
Kan Faces No Confidence MotionJapan's Naoto Kan confronts both the opposition and a grudge match within his own party.
Trilateral Summit in TokyoThe Japanese natural disasters helped bring China, South Korea and Japan together, but the split over North Korea remains.
Japan High Court Rejects AppealTokyo High Court affirms harsh verdict of six years at hard labor against a Hassidic youth accused of drug smuggling - but deducts “time served.”
Back to Business in JapanAs the crisis recedes in Japan we are back to where we were before it. Pressure on Naoto Kan to resign have resumed.
Tōhoku Recovery: '10 Years'Japan's Reconstruction Design Council says recovery from the devastating March 11 Tōhoku tsunami-earthquake double-header could take a decade.
IDF Medics Back from JapanOver 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 Aftershock Rocks JapanLess than a month after the massive quake-tsunami, a strong aftershock rocks Japan; panic, but little damage.
Video: IDF on the Job in JapanThe IDF has set up a medical clinic in Japan that has already treated hundreds of people - and has helped provide much needed fun to local kids.
Israel, Iran Meet in JapanZAKA volunteers in Japan work side by side with Iranian rescue crews.
Israel, Iran Partners in JapanSearch teams from Israel and Iran come together in the devastated Japanese town of Kamashi.
Chabad Gives Food in TokyoChabad is working tirelessly in the disaster-stricken areas of Japan, handing out free hot food and raising funds for victims.