Local police say 40-year-old Akira Furusho was found bleeding from his neck inside a cage at Hirakawa Zoological Park in Kagoshima.Read the full story ›
Lewis Hamilton has one hand, three fingers and a thumb on the world championship after romping to victory in Japan as his rival Sebastian Vettel finished a lowly sixth following a calamitous collision.
Hamilton's fourth win in succession, and sixth in seven rounds, never appeared in doubt as he raced away from pole and cruised to the line ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas.
Max Verstappen completed the podium as Vettel endured yet another miserable afternoon following his crash with the Red Bull driver in the early stages of Sunday's Suzuka race.
Hamilton, 67 points clear of the Ferrari driver with just 100 left on the table, will secure his fifth title at the United States Grand Prix in a fortnight's time if he wins and his rival is third or lower.
A total of 39 people have been killed after the earthquake on the island of Hokkaido.Read the full story ›
The death toll has risen to 18 after the tremor on the island of Hokkaido.Read the full story ›
At least seven people are known to have died on the island of Hokkaido.Read the full story ›
Jebi is believed to be the strongest typhoon to make landfall in Japan since 1993.Read the full story ›
Japanese media quoted witnesses as saying the helicopter was flying extremely low in foggy weather before the crash.Read the full story ›
Tokyo Medical University manipulated entrance exam results because it anticipated women would shorten their careers after becoming mothers.Read the full story ›
The group created a virtual reality experience of the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.Read the full story ›
Newcastle have announced that Japan forward Yoshinori Muto has completed his move to the club from Mainz after being granted a work permit at a hearing on Thursday.
Muto, 26, who underwent a medical and agreed personal terms with the Magpies last week, has joined on a four-year deal.
I am very happy to be a player for Newcastle. I am really looking forward to playing in front of the fans.
As the first Japanese Newcastle player, I am honoured to be a player for such a big club. I hope to achieve good results - that is what I am here to do. I would like to perform well and leave my name in Newcastle's history.