Japan

Fukushima or fluke: What do we know about Japan’s mutant daisies?

By Wed, Jul 29, 2015 9:09AM UTC

It’s been nearly four and a half years since an earthquake and resulting tsunami damaged Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant, causing what is considered the most severe nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.

Volkswagen overtakes Toyota in H1 global vehicle sales

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015 4:48PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global vehicle sales for January-June, the first time the German automaker has come out at the top in the intensely competitive tallies.

Small plane crashes in Tokyo residential area; 3 dead

By Sun, Jul 26, 2015 10:15AM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — A small plane has crashed into a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo, leaving three people dead, five injured and burning down nearby houses.

Organizers reveal emblem for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

By Sat, Jul 25, 2015 3:26PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics revealed the emblem on Friday, five years to the day before the opening ceremony.

China warns Japan against downplaying WWII responsibility

By Thu, Jul 23, 2015 6:02PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — A Chinese envoy has warned Prime Minister Shinzo Abe against absolving Japan from responsibility for wartime aggression in his statement marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the hostilities.