TOKYO A powerful earthquake paralyzed Japan's northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday, killing at least seven people, triggering landslides and knocking out power to its 5.3 million residents.
TOKYO The temperature rose to a record 41.1 Celsius (106 Fahrenheit) in a city northwest of Tokyo on Monday, as a heat wave in Japan that has killed at least 23 people and sent thousands to hospital showed no sign of significant easing.
TOKYO Japan is taking emergency steps to boost the number of child welfare workers by 60 percent within five years, spurred by the death of a child whose handwritten notes seeking forgiveness from her abusive parents have shaken the nation.
［東京 ２０日 ロイター］ - 米シリコンバレー式のエンジニア向け訓練校、コードクリサリスのカニ・ムニダサ共同創立者兼最高経営責任者（ＣＥＯ）は２月、日本の財界トップを前に講演し、ソフトウエアが日本企業の未来を脅かしていると警鐘を鳴らした。昨年７月に東京で開設した同校は、日本のソフトウエアエンジニアの水準を世界標準に引き上げるべく、ブートキャンプ（新兵訓練）と呼ばれる集中講座を開いている。
TOKYO Barely six months after inaugurating a tiny software-coding boot camp in a basement in Tokyo, Silicon Valley transplant Kani Munidasa stood before some of Japan's top business leaders in February with a warning: software was threatening their future. | Video
TOKYO Japan's top finance bureaucrat denied on Monday a weekly magazine's allegation that he had sexually harassed female reporters and vowed to sue its publisher for defamation, his ministry said in a statement.
TOKYO Embattled liquid crystal display (LCD) maker Japan Display Inc said it would raise $518 million through a new share issue and an asset sale, in a stop-gap measure to shore up its finances as it struggles to find partners for a tie-up.
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he would attend the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea next month, after reports he would not attend due to a dispute over "comfort women" forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels. | Video
TOKYO A record crowd paid their respects to Japan's 84-year-old Emperor Akihito at Tokyo's Imperial Palace on Saturday, in his first birthday celebration since the date of his abdication was set. | Video
TOKYO Minutes after Japanese-born Briton Kazuo Ishiguro was announced as the winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature, Japanese took to Twitter to ask: "Who (the heck) is Kazuo Ishiguro?"