Japan Headlines

Wed, Nov 25 2015

Toyota to replace Takata airbag inflators previously deemed safe


TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp on Wednesday said it would replace Takata Corp airbag inflators in 1.6 million cars in Japan that had previously been recalled after concluding that they may still be unsafe.

25 Nov 2015

Japan to see average to warmer weather during December-February


TOKYO Japan will see mostly average to warmer weather from December to February, the official forecaster said on Wednesday.

Environment, Japan 25 Nov 2015

Japan says advanced coal technology can help global CO2 cut


(This story filed on 24th November has been refiled to correct "ministry" to "minister" in the eight paragraph.)

Tue, Nov 24 2015

U.S., Japan naval exercises make 'big step forward'

USS RONALD REAGAN The U.S. and Japanese navies established a new level of cooperation to resupply each others vessels during joint exercises in the seas south of Japan last week, the commander of the U.S. Seventh Fleet said on Tuesday.

World, Japan 24 Nov 2015

Mon, Nov 23 2015

Explosion damages toilet at Japan's controversial shrine for war dead


TOKYO A blast at Japan's controversial Yasukuni Shrine for the war dead in Tokyo on Monday damaged the ceiling of a public toilet near an entrance, but did not cause any injuries, police said.

World, Japan 23 Nov 2015

Fri, Nov 20 2015

Sprint to raise $1.1 billion from financing deal led by SoftBank


Sprint Corp said it would raise about $1.1 billion in cash through a sale and lease-back deal with a company whose backers include Japan's SoftBank Group Corp , the U.S. telecom company's majority owner.

Deals, Japan 20 Nov 2015

U.S. approves sale of Global Hawk drones to Japan

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of three unmanned drones worth $1.2 billion to Japan, the Pentagon said Friday.

Quake of magnitude 6.2 strikes off Japan's Bonin islands: USGS

SINGAPORE An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck 112 km (70 miles) southeast of Japan's Bonin islands on Friday, about 1,000 km south of the capital Tokyo, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Environment, Japan 20 Nov 2015

Manila asks Japan for large ships to patrol South China Sea


MANILA Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may consider a request from the Philippines for large coastguard ships to patrol the disputed South China Sea, after the two allies reached a deal on defense equipment and technology.

Wed, Nov 18 2015

Japan regulators set to slap Toshiba with record $57 million fine: source


TOKYO Japan's securities watchdog is likely to recommend Toshiba Corp be fined about 7 billion yen ($57 million), a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, in what would be a record in the country for accounting-related violations.