Friday, June 05
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Friday he wants to start talks to allow Japanese troops into his Southeast Asian country, as both nations try to build up their defenses at a time of tense territorial disputes with China.
Sunday, May 24
Stunning crop art has sprung up across rice fields in Japan. But this is no alien creation - the designs have been cleverly planted.
Wednesday, April 22
A drone marked with a radioactive sign landed on the roof of Japanese Prime Minister Shinz? Abe's office and tested positive for small amounts of radiation, police say.
Tuesday, March 17
L’aide du Japon pour la réhabilitation et la protection des plages, affectées par l’érosion, tire à sa fin et pourrait ne pas être renouvelée, alors qu’elle est plus que jamais nécessaire. Au ministère de l’Environnement on se dit inquiet de cette situation.
Tuesday, January 20
Two Japanese hostages, one demand from ISIS: Hand over $200 million, or else.
Thursday, December 25
Japanese MPs have re-elected Shinzo Abe to serve another term as prime minister after his party's landslide victory in snap elections earlier this month.
Sunday, November 23
Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics.
Tuesday, November 18
Japan looked like the model for economic revival. Growth was back on track. The stock market was surging. Inflation, which had eluded Japan for decades, was even returning.
Thursday, November 06
The Bank of Japan’s shock move last week to increase its asset purchases from Y60tn-70tn to Y80tn ($699bn) a year has fixed attention on the European Central Bank’s own bond-buying efforts ahead of this week’s monetary policy vote.
Monday, October 06
A powerful typhoon made landfall in central Japan Monday morning after washing three American airmen in Okinawa out to sea the previous day, killing at least one.