The low birthrate and aging population are driving pressure to restrict abortion in Japan.
The Summer Games will host nations from around the world—and the launch of a 21st-century technological infrastructure.
The robot will clean up highly radioactive spots too dangerous for humans to enter.
Anonymous has been targeting Japanese and Icelandic websites over whaling.
Experts have dismissed the registered seismic activity as too low a magnitude for a hydrogen bomb.
A peace treaty doesn't exist between the two nations due to a territorial dispute
Tokyo offers Seoul $8.3 million in compensation for the “comfort women” forced into sexual slavery.
The law requires married couples to have the same official surname.
A deal with Japan, rapprochement with Pakistan, but deadlock in parliament.
Mass shootings are not unknown to other countries. But in the U.S., a bitter political debate continues about gun laws.
More than 20 bodies have been found on the boats since October.
Japan is defying international law and world opinion to slaughter hundreds of minke whales.
Will hydrogen gain mass appeal, or will it be the ill-fated Betamax to the electric vehicle’s VHS?
Police have sent a bomb disposal unit to the shrine to deal with suspicious objects
From now on, Japan’s military, known as its Self-Defense Forces, will be permitted to fight overseas
Japan has a lot of really, really old people.
The bills have sparked massive protests from ordinary citizens who say they violate the country's post-World War pacifist constitution.
Japan’s meteorological agency issued emergency weather warnings to five million people.
Fin whales are considered endangered and illegal for most countries to transport.
Tens of thousands gather to oppose legislation allowing the military to fight overseas.