Around 10,000 men, wearing nothing but sumo-style loincloths, gathered at a Japanese temple on Saturday to scramble for sacred sticks called shingi.
With environmentalists warning that the world is on the brink of climate disaster, recycling is a hot topic at the moment.
Japanese household name Toshiba is in crisis after huge losses and the possible sell-off of its nuclear division, threatening a new nuclear plant project in the UK.
Japan's economy continues to grow thanks to exports, but spending by consumers is weak and there are fears about US protectionist policies.
Defending overall world cup champion Peter Prevc and Maciej Kot tied for first place at a ski jumping World Cup competition in Sapporo, Japan on Saturday.
The annual Sapporo snow festival kicked off on Monday (February 6) featuring ice sculptures of iconic locations, movie characters, celebrities, and even the U.
Toyota's Akio Toyoda defends his company in response to President Trump's attacks saying it should be considered as a US manufacturer.
The age-old practice of swaddling babies is being turned into a therapy for adults in Tokyo to alleviate posture and stiffness, mostly after giving birth.
The founder of Japanese toy and game software makers Bandai Namco Holdings has died at the age of 91. Masaya Nakamura was known as the "Father of PAC-MAN".
Masaya Nakamura, the founder of video game company Namco, which in the 1980s released the world-famous game Pac-Man, has died at the age of 91
A Japanese golf club set to host 2020 Olympic tournament said on Wednesday it would not change its membership policy that bars female players becoming regular…
Organisers are facing a barrage of criticism for granting the 2020 Olympic gold tournament to one of Japan's oldest, but men-only, clubs, the Kasumigaseki.
An Australian mother and her three sons who had been missing for a day from a Japanese ski resort have been rescued.
The Japanese car parts maker Takata has agreed to plead guilty and pay a billion dollars – over 900 million euros – in fines and compensation for hiding dangerous defects in its…
The crucial trip aims at shoring up ties with the new leader of Tokyo's neighbour and boosting its ecnomic foothold in the face of anticipated competition from China.
Thousands of people brushed up their calligraphy as they gathered and competed in the traditional Kaikizome (literally ‘first writings’) of the New Year on Thursday (January…
A popular sushi restaurant in Tokyo, Sushizanmai, purchased a 212 kilogram bluefin tuna for 72 million yen (614,016 USD) at Japan’s iconic Tsukiji fish market during its first auction of the year on T
Japan has temporarily recalled its ambassador to South Korea over this statue commemorating Korean women forced to work as sex slaves for the Japanese in World War…
For the sixth year in a row restaurant boss has paid the top price at the famous Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo
Japan's defence minister visits controversial military shrine hours after historic Pearl Harbour ceremony.