Japanese researchers have developed a new brain scan which could be used to better diagnose and track Alzhiemer's disease.
The first robot to speak in space has been developed by Japanese engineers.
A 39,000-year-old frozen woolly mammoth found in Siberia will go on display at an exhibition in Japan.
Chinese war planes have taken to the skies in a new air defence zone it has declared around a group of islands claimed by Japan.
The provocative military move is set to cause tensions with the Japanese, as well as South Korea and the United States.
ITV News China Correspondent Angus Walker reports.
China has sent a strong message to Washington, telling the US to stay out of a dispute between China and Japan over islands in the East China Sea.
The latest twist in the decades-long saga came after China declared the region part of its new airspace defence zone, a step which the US said "increases the risk of misunderstanding and miscalculations.”
The US defied China's warnings, flying two military aircraft around the islands without informing China, Pentagon confirmed.
The disputed islands are the flashpoint of tensions between Asia's two biggest economies. Although relatively small, the islands lay in an area rich in natural resources.
A volcanic eruption has raised a new Japanese island. Measuring roughly 200 meters in diameter, the newly created piece of land is the latest addition to Japan's 6,000 islands.
Video credit: Japan Coast Guard
An underwater volcano spits out clouds of heavy smoke, shooting ash and rocks high up in the sky. Then the smoke clears out and a new steaming island emerges in Japanese waters.
Measuring roughly 200 meters in diameter, the newly created piece of land is the latest addition to Japan's 6,000 islands.
Japanese researchers say it's the first newly formed island in the area since 1974.
What will the Japanese call their new territory? Scientists say it's too early to be looking for a name, as in the past, similar newly formed islands sank back into the sea.
Buildings were shook in Tokyo today when a 5.5 magnitude earthquake hit the city, Reuters reported.
Around 1,000 'zombies' descended on Tokyo, Japan today in a 'zombie attack' to celebrate Halloween.
The stunt was organised to mark the beginning of season 4 of the hugely popular television series 'The Walking Dead'.
The motley crew, dressed in blood-soaked clothes with open wounds, swarmed central Tokyo after making their way into town on trains and buses to the surprise of unsuspecting onlookers.
The Fukushima nuclear plant was not damaged in a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which hit the region yesterday, an operator has said.
He said there had been no spike in radiation levels either, despite the quake triggering a small tsunami.
The quake struck about 370km into the ocean east of Japan.
The operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant has ordered workers near the coast to move to higher ground after a 7.6 magnitude earthquake, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported.
Japan's emergency agencies have declared a tsunami warning for the region that includes the crippled nuclear site.
All but two of Japan's 50 reactors have been offline since a magnitude-9.0 earthquake in March 2011 triggered a tsunami which led to massive radiation leaks at the plant 160 miles northeast of Tokyo.
The US Pacific Tsunami warning centre said there was no widespread tsunami threat after the earthquake off the coast of Japan.
A powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake has been recorded 231 miles east of Japan's Honshu island, the US Geological Survey said.
The Japanese weather agency issued a yellow warning for a 1m tsunami in Japan's Fukushima region, due to hit the coast at 6.42pm UK time.