Marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Abe also said he upheld past official apologies but offered no new apology of his own.
Tens of thousands died instantly when the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945.
As soon as the bombs were dropped, the men who invented them began searching their consciences.
A 54 centimeter robot with a scorpion-like tail will be sent inside one of Fukushima's reactors this August.
The incident occurred on a high-speed train traveling between Tokyo and Osaka.
Japanese whaling boats will return to the Antarctic next year despite international opposition, a government official announced Monday.
Ariana Miyamoto is first mixed-race person to represent Japan at Miss Universe pageant.
Tensions have festered over China's island building in the South China Sea.
Almost 1,000 scrambles last year as Tokyo seeks to cope with increased threat from Beijing and Moscow.
Japan’s defense minister said warplanes will be dispatched at reports of extraterrestrial life.
Misao Okawa had recently been designated the world’s oldest person.
Threats were made against Kennedy and another U.S. diplomat last month.
The massive earthquake and tsunami that hit on March 11, 2011 killed more than 15,000.
Police say the man drugged and raped at least 100 women, but the total number could be much higher.
Militants said on Sunday they had beheaded Kenji Goto after international efforts to secure his release failed.
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said every effort was being made to secure the release of Kenji Goto.
A total $200 million ransom has been demanded for the lives of the two men.
The three countries are said to have an agreement in the works to counter nuclear and missile threats, to be signed Monday.
Medium and large fry orders are off the menu in Japan due to union wrangling in the U.S.
One man's quest to find the families of the 12 American POWs who died on Aug. 6, 1945, when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
The U.N. apparently had no idea.