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Japan hit by powerful earthquake, no danger of tsunami

Eastern Japan was rocked by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake on Wednesday, according to seismologists.

Number of newborns in Japan dips below 1 million for first time

The number of babies born in Japan is estimated to have fallen below 1 million in 2016, for the first time since the government started to compile comparative figures in 1899, the government...

Russia, Japan agree to economic cooperation on disputed Kuril Islands

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reached an agreement on Thursday for economic cooperation on the disputed Kuril Islands, Russian state news agency TASS...

European investors shrug at Renzi resignation after failed referendum

European markets on Monday shrugged off this weekend's failed constitutional reform referendum in Italy with both shares and the euro ending the day higher.

North Korea ups military ante in response to sanctions

North Korea has carried out a series of military exercises simulating attacks on South Korean military bases and the country's central government, North Korean state media reported on Friday.

Olympic organizers keep rowing, canoe sprint, swimming in Tokyo

Olympic organizers for the 2020 Games in Tokyo agreed Tuesday to keep the rowing, canoe sprint and swimming venues at their planned sites in Japan's capital.

Reports: Japanese Defence Ministry, military hit by cyberattack

The Japanese Defence Ministry and the military have suffered a "very serious" cyberattack that enabled a hacker to penetrate its computer system, local media reported on Monday.

Nuclear uncertainty looms large in Asia after Trump election victory

During his US presidential election campaign, Donald Trump suggested Japan and South Korea should go nuclear amid threats from North Korea. Asian countries are anxiously watching as the US...

Strong earthquake hits north-eastern Japan, no tsunami threat

A magnitude-6.1 earthquake rattled north-eastern Japan early Thursday, but no tsunami warning was issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

Tsunami warning issued after huge quake hits north-eastern Japan

A magnitude-7.3 earthquake rocked north-eastern Japan early Tuesday, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning in Fukushima prefecture.

Toyota profit falls 42 per cent due to weak sales and strong yen

Toyota's operating profit for the July-to-September quarter dropped 42.6 per cent from a year earlier to 474.6 billion yen (4.5 billion dollars) the company said on Tuesday.

Explosions in Japanese park kills one, injures three

One person is dead and three others were injured Sunday after multiple explosions in a park in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya, north of Tokyo, local media reported.

Japan stops paying UNESCO in protest over Nanjing Massacre files

Japan said Friday it was withholding financial contributions to UNESCO to express its outrage with the UN cultural body for listing Chinese documents relating to the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in its "...

Kyrgios stages Tokyo turnaround to win third title of the season

Nick Kyrgios rained down 23 aces as he beat David Goffin in a 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 comeback to win the Japan Open and claim his third title of the season on Sunday.

Kyrgios wins showcase battle with Monfils to reach Tokyo final

Nick Kyrgios turned on his big game to overwhelm Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday for a place in the Japan Open final.