Japan

Removal of fuel at Fukushima's melted reactor begins

Removing the fuel in the cooling pools was delayed five years by mishaps, high radiation and radioactive debris.

Removal of fuel at Fukushima's melted reactor begins

Business & Economy

Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn's detention extended by 10 days

The disgraced former Nissan CEO, who faces allegations of financial misconduct, will remain in detention until April 22.

Japan court extends ex-Nissan chief Ghosn's detention

Asia Pacific

Fukushima: Residents return as Japan lifts evacuation order

Residents return to Okuma as Tokyo declares 40 percent of town safe eight years after Fukushima nuclear plant accident.

Fukushima: Residents return as Japan lifts evacuation order

Japan

Wreckage of 'crashed' Japanese stealth fighter jet found

No word on the pilot of the jet that crashed in the Pacific on Tuesday while on a training mission.

Wreckage of 'crashed' Japanese stealth fighter jet found

Japan

Former Nissan boss says was victim of backstabbing plot

Carlos Ghosn accuses Nissan executives of conspiracy, and says in video he is 'innocent of all the charges'.

Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn says he is victim of 'backstabbing' plot

Japan

Japan abdication stirs female succession debate

Concerns over future of the royal family's hereditary male-only succession rules.

Japan abdication stirs female succession debate

Japan

Ex-chairman Ghosn removed as Nissan director

Decision came in Monday's shareholders' meeting after Ghosn was re-arrested on fresh financial corruption charges.

Ex-chairman Ghosn removed as director from Nissan's board

Business & Economy

Tokyo court extends Ghosn detention until April 14

Carlos Ghosn was arrested on Wednesday over allegations that he transferred some $15m in funds between 2015 and 2018.

Japan court extends detention of ex-Nissan boss until April 14

Japan

Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn rearrested on new charges

Thursday's arrest, which Ghosn termed 'outrageous and arbitrary', came less than a month after he was released on bail.

Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn arrested on new financial misconduct charges

Japan

At 'big turning point', Japan's new Reiwa era approaches

The new imperial era begins on May 1, when Crown Prince Naruhito takes the throne as the new emperor.

At 'big turning point', Japan's new Reiwa era approaches

Japan

Scores injured after Japan ferry 'hits whale'

It is believed that the ferry hit a whale, as both humpbacks and minke whales are often found in the area.

Nearly 100 injured in Japan ferry collision

Business & Economy

Former Nissan chief leaves jail after posting bail

Carlos Ghosn, who has been in a detention for more than 100 days, released from Tokyo jail after posting $9m bail.

Former Nissan chief Ghosn leaves jail after posting bail

Arts & Culture

Japan's Arata Isozaki wins top architecture prize

Arata Isozaki is recognised for his innovation and versatility as well as the international influence of his work.

Japan's Arata Isozaki wins Pritzker Architecture Prize

Japan

Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn gets bail after prolonged detention

Tokyo court sets bail at $9m, but prosecutors appeal decision with Ghosn facing charges of financial misconduct.

Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn gets bail after prolonged detention

Japan

Japan's Okinawa votes against controversial US base move

Some 434,000 people reject moving the base, but government in Tokyo says it will not derail relocation plan.

Japan's Okinawa votes against controversial US base move