TOKYO Jumpei Yasuda, a Japanese journalist held by militants in Syria for more than three years, said on Friday he told his captors to deafen him if they suspected he was eavesdropping on their conversations.
SEOUL/TOKYO, Oct 30 South Korea's top court
ruled on Tuesday Japan's Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.
must compensate four South Koreans for their forced
labour during World War Two, a verdict Japan denounced as
"unthinkable" while expressing hope that the uneasy neighbours'
cooperation on North Korea would not be hurt.
TOKYO A 44-year-old Japanese freelance journalist returned home on Thursday to rice balls cooked by his mother but an uncertain future more than three years after militants in Syria captured him in what he described as a physical and mental "hell". | Video
TOKYO, Oct 25 A 44-year-old Japanese freelance
journalist arrives home on Thursday to an uncertain welcome more
than three years after militants in Syria captured and held him
in what he described as a physical and mental "hell".
TOKYO A Japanese maker of earthquake shock absorbers said on Friday that at least 70 buildings across the country may have used its products for which quality data was falsified and that nearly 1,000 are suspected of having done so. | Video
SEOUL/TOKYO Japan has decided not to take part in an international fleet review in South Korea next week after Seoul effectively asked Tokyo not to fly its "Rising Sun" flag on a warship, Japan's defense minister said on Friday, the latest spat between the two sides.
TOKYO The son of a U.S. Marine and Japanese mother won an election for governor of Japan's Okinawa island on Sunday on an anti-U.S military presence platform, defeating a candidate backed by the ruling bloc in a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
TOKYO Danny Tamaki, the son of a U.S. Marine and Japanese mother, was elected governor of Japan's Okinawa island on Sunday on an anti-U.S military presence platform, defeating a candidate backed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc, domestic media reported.
TOKYO Japanese have long been conditioned to prepare for earthquakes, but recent powerful typhoons and sudden, heavy rains have brought to the forefront another kind of disaster: flooding. | Video
KURASHIKI, Japan Municipal workers in western Japan struggled on Friday to restore water supplies a week after floods caused by a record downpour killed more than 200 people in the worst such disaster in 36 years.