A new poll shows that public support is lagging for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe--who is on track to become the nation's longest-serving prime minister--to serve a consecutive fourth term as head of the ...
The death row inmate no doubt felt he had good reason to scribble down “To be, or not to be.” Amazingly, the prisoner's flirtation with the oft-quoted opening words of William Shakespeare's most ...
BANGKOK--A Thai construction tycoon was convicted Tuesday on charges related to a high-profile poaching case last year but was found not guilty of possessing the carcass of an endangered black panther ...
TAIPEI--Taiwan and the United States will hold talks later this year as part of upgraded efforts to counter Beijing's growing pressure on the island for political unification. The talks planned for ...
Three men arrested in a robbery/murder case involving an 80-year-old woman in Tokyo are thought to be members of the same group suspected of involvement in other recent robberies that targeted elderly ...
Tsunekazu Takeda, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, is resigning amid a bribery scandal that investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next year's Olympics. Takeda announced Tuesday he ...
Ancient wall murals in a Nara Prefecture village depicting a quartet of guardian spirits and one of the world's oldest star maps are finally set to be recognized as a national treasure. The government ...
JAYAPURA, Indonesia--The death toll from flash floods and mudslides triggered by torrential downpours in Indonesia's easternmost province has risen to 89, with dozens of others missing, officials said ...
SAITAMA--Two-time Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu returned to the ice in a practice session on March 19 ahead of the world championships here, to the delight of his fans. Hanyu will compete in the ...
Using genome editing to create food items does not amount to genetic modification as long as their development satisfies certain conditions, a health ministry subcommittee has ruled. The conditions ...
Convenience stores are grappling with a raft of problems including a manpower shortage and long working hours. In an unusual move, the government’s Central Labor Relations Commission has called on ...
A photographer who trained her lens on close cultural bonds between Japanese-Americans in Hawaii and people living in Fukushima Prefecture is the winner of this year’s prestigious Kimura Ihei ...