Climbing Mount Fuji is best done in July and August, when you may see more than just blackness and clouds, writes Sean O'Toole.
The last working reactor in Japan is to be switched off Saturday and has sparked a debate on whether Japan needs nuclear power.
Japan has marked one year since an earthquake and tsunami killed thousands and set off a radiation crisis that shattered public trust in atomic power.
Israel's Defence Minister has called on world leaders to tighten sanctions on Iran before it enters a zone of immunity against its nuclear programme.
Experts in Japan have warned that the chances of a powerful earthquake striking Tokyo in the next four years could be as high as 70%.
Fifa and the International Football Association are to consider changing laws to allow women to wear a headscarf when playing in official matches.
Morocco will become the first African country to host the annual Club World Cup of continental winners, Fifa President Sepp Blatter announced.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators rallied in Tokyo, calling for an end to nuclear energy in Japan after the March 11 disaster.
Reports from Japan say a typhoon has left at least 20 people dead and more than 50 missing, after swollen rivers swept away buildings.
Jacques Rogge says Tokyo should not be discouraged from bidding for the 2020 Olympics just because South Korea won the right to host the 2018 Games.
Japanese engineers worked through the night to lay a 1,5km electricity cable to a crippled nuclear power plant in the hope of restarting pumps.
The UN atomic energy chief said he plans to fly to Japan on Thursday to seek first-hand information of what he called a "very serious" situation.
A massive 8,8-magnitude quake hit the north-east coast of Japan on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital Tokyo, triggering a 4m tsunami.
All Black coach Graham Henry expects the Bledisloe Cup Test against Australia to be full-blooded and has named a strong lineup for the match.
Nissan has unveiled a concept car that tilts to the side when going around bends to make drivers feel like they are gliding through the air.
US President Barack Obama let his love for Chicago flow in a bid to capture the 2016 Olympic Games from rivals Rio, Tokyo and Madrid at Friday's vote.
Rio de Janeiro and Chicago's chances of hosting the 2016 Olympics were boosted on Wednesday as they appeared to come out tops in the IOC's evaluation.
Moving to Japan? It had better be on a good salary, with a global survey naming Tokyo and Osaka as the world's most expensive cities for expatriates.
Japan said on Sunday that 13 more students had tested positive for swine flu, as officials gathered in Geneva for talks on how to contain the virus.
Japan's current account balance swung to its largest deficit on record in January, with the income surplus tumbling about a third from a year earlier.