Gang violence29 Oct 2015 09:14 GMT
Yamaguchi-gumi's numbers dropped from about 20,000 at its peak with recent defections further reducing its mafia clout.
Business & Economy15 Oct 2015 06:24 GMT
Mystery surrounds responsibility for 'inappropriate accounting' after months of investigation into $1.9bn loss cover-up.
NSA23 Aug 2015 12:34 GMT
While other US allies reacted angrily, Japan's response to WikiLeaks' NSA espionage allegations was muted.
Human Rights05 Aug 2015 13:02 GMT
The 70th anniversary of the A-bomb attacks troubled by rising military tensions for Japan and its regional neighbours.
Racism19 Mar 2015 11:59 GMT
Free speech debate rages with some saying outlawing hate-filled protests will only hide the haters.
Science & Technology18 Feb 2015 07:22 GMT
Research indicates chewing food properly plays a role in brain stimulation, blood circulation and mental health.
Environment03 Feb 2015 09:10 GMT
Amid a decline in power company profits and rising consumer energy bills, Tokyo eyes a nuclear plant revival.
Politics13 Dec 2014 12:15 GMT
With polls predicting an easy win for PM Abe and his party, some view Sunday's vote as a move to solidify power.
Environment15 Nov 2014 08:10 GMT
Japanese government says nuclear energy is still needed, but environmentalists are wary of another Fukushima.
Environment09 Oct 2014 10:09 GMT
Japanese engineers face mammoth task of dealing with contaminated water from the nuclear plant disaster.
Environment02 Oct 2014 14:18 GMT
Decision to re-start Antarctic kill for 'scientific research' goes against recent International Court of Justice ruling.
Science & Technology27 Sep 2014 09:34 GMT
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Palestinian Authority to stop funding Gaza electricity
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