One of nature's most awesome displays has been witnessed in Japan as a rarely inactive volcano blew its top as lightning fizzed in the sky.Read the full story ›
More than a dozen people have died after a tour bus fell off a mountain road in Japan.Read the full story ›
Kenyan runner Paul Kuira was in second place when his race took an unwelcome turn thanks to a small dog.Read the full story ›
Japan's foreign minister says his country takes 'deep responsibility' and will contribute to a fund set up to help survivors.Read the full story ›
Defying cross-continental outrage and an international ban, Japan's whaling fleet has set off for a decades-old whale hunt.Read the full story ›
A year ago the International Court of Justice ruled that Japan's decades-old whale hunt in the Antarctic should stop.Read the full story ›
Japan's economony is back into recession, after it shrank 0.8% overall in the third quarter.
Initial data suggests that the world's third-largest economy has contracted for a second consecutive quarter, marking a technical recession.
Growth in the country was expected to decline after it fell a revised 0.7% in the second quarter on weak demand domestically.
Japan has been in recession four times since the global financial crisis.
The London mayor said "I'm so sorry" after crashing into a young child during a game of street rugby in Japan.Read the full story ›
Scotland centre Mark Bennett said his team fully respected Japan even before the Rugby World Cup minnows stunned South Africa in their tournament opener.
Bennett and his team-mates will begin their own campaign on Wednesday trying to prevent Japan from proving they are not one-win wonders.
Japan coach Eddie Jones has said the stunning upset victory over heavyweights South Africa at the Rugby World Cup has seen his team replace the country's most popular sports at the top of the TV bulletins.