National › May. 18, 2013 - 04:10PM JST
TOKYO — A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the northern coast of Honshu on Saturday, seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no…
National › May. 18, 2013 - 02:10PM JST
AICHI — A 5-year-old boy sustained an injury at a shopping mall in Nagoya on Friday after his hand became trapped in an escalator.
A security guard…
National › May. 18, 2013 - 06:55AM JST
HIROSHIMA — A 70-year-old woman has been rescued from a toilet in which she had been waiting for help for three days, Hiroshima police said Friday.
National › May. 18, 2013 - 02:55AM JST
TOKYO — Three Chinese government ships entered the waters of disputed islands on Friday, Japan's coast guard said.
The Chinese maritime surveillance vessels were spotted off the…
National › May. 17, 2013 - 02:30PM JST
ISHIKAWA — A bear was shot dead after it wandered into a school in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Thursday.
TV Asahi reported that the bear entered the…
National › May. 17, 2013 - 01:45PM JST
TOKYO — All Nippon Airways on Friday said a modified Dreamliner had experienced a fault earlier this month, but insisted it would not affect the restart of…
National › May. 17, 2013 - 06:33AM JST
TOKYO — Japanese octogenarian Yuichiro Miura on Thursday began his third assault on Mount Everest. He is challenging the 8,848-meter peak to try and recapture a record…
National › May. 17, 2013 - 06:13AM JST
KATMANDU, Nepal — A plane crashed while trying to land at a mountain airstrip in northern Nepal early Thursday, injuring all 21 people on board.
Four of the…
National › May. 16, 2013 - 03:50PM JST
TOKYO — Six bodies, believed to be those of Russian crew members, were found aboard a cargo ship that caught fire Thursday while anchored in a Japanese…
National › May. 16, 2013 - 03:15PM JST
HYOGO — Two brothers, aged 4 and 2, were rescued after getting into difficulties in a river in Hyogo Prefecture, on Wednesday evening, police said Thursday.