An estimated 300 tonnes of radioactive water is believed to have leaked from a tank at Japan's crippled nuclear plant, says the operator.
Japan's prime minister will use a Cabinet reshuffle to try to mend fences with China and to boost his flagging popularity ahead of general elections.
Japan's centre-left Prime Minister, Yukio Hatoyama, tearfully resigned on Wednesday, just nine months after a stunning election win.
Three cyborg lookalikes turned heads on busy Tokyo streets on Monday as they made their way to a robotics conference -- without breaking a sweat.
A senior lawmaker defected from Japan's ruling party on Tuesday, denouncing beleaguered Prime Minister Taro Aso as an "old-guard crony"
Hundreds of troops sifted through the splintered remains of a resort hotel in Japan on Sunday in search of survivors after a powerful earthquake.
Hot on the heels of winning blog of the year at the SA Blog Awards, the Mail & Guardian Online's Thought Leader has been named an "official honoree" by the Webby Awards, alongside blogs by CNN, CBS News, the New Yorker, CNBC, the New York Times, Time magazine and the Observer Media Group.
The Mail & Guardian Online's Thought Leader , where some of South Africa's finest minds stir up debate every day, on Wednesday evening scooped South African web log of the year at the 2008 SA Blog Awards, beating formidable competition.
Japan's Toshiba conceded defeat on Tuesday to rival Sony in a long-running DVD format war, ending consumer confusion but leaving about one million people with expensive machines doomed to become obsolete. Toshiba said it will stop selling its HD DVD machines by the end of March.
A Japanese spacecraft successfully landed on a far-away asteroid on Saturday for a second time and almost certainly collected the first-ever samples from such a celestial body, Japan's space agency said. The Hayabusa probe is on a landmark mission to bring back material from the Itokawa asteroid.
As he escorts yet more visitors through Shari, a town of fish and icebergs on the northern tip of Japan, tour guide Yoshiji Ishii stops and folds inward his outstretched arms. "When entering an abode of the gods, you have to pray like this," explains Ishii, one of Japan's indigenous Ainu people.