Local authorities have put the death toll at 30, but the number is expected to increase
The attack comes despite the country’s famously low levels of violent crime and tough gun laws
Carlos Ghosn faces a host of allegations of financial impropriety
Japan’s Shinzo Abe says his government will play a greater role in stopping leaks of radioactive water as a result of the Fukushima disaster.
Japan has elected Shinzo Abe, a hawkish leader who promised to get tough on diplomacy while fixing the economy, to be their new prime minister.
A "neural network" has been developed for robots that lets them learn how to perform a new task by "thinking" things through — or googling it.
Driving rain on Monday disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout.
Six-nation talks aimed at ending North Korea’s nuclear-weapons programme broke up on Thursday following four days of deadlock, throwing efforts to implement a disarmament accord into disarray. North Korea’s chief envoy Kim Kye-Gwan abruptly abandoned the talks and flew home on Thursday afternoon.
Japanese copyright holders on Wednesday urged YouTube to do more to tackle unauthorised uploads after the popular video-sharing website agreed to post an infringement warning in Japanese. YouTube’s current policy is to refuse users who violate copyrights three times.
The race to set the industry standard for high-definition DVDs swept into Japan’s stores Friday as Toshiba put on sale its first next-generation player. Supporters of the HD DVD format pushed by Toshiba and NEC are vying with the rival Blu-ray format, led by Panasonic and Sony, in a replay of the VHS-Betamax battle between two types of video cassette tapes in the late 1970s.