Japan

Typhoon Trami brushes past the Japanese capital

Typhoon Trami brings heavy rains and strong winds to Tokyo, shutting down public transportation and causing blackouts.

Japan: Typhoon Trami kills two as it brushes past Tokyo

Japan

Typhoon Trami heads to mainland after lashing Okinawa

Authorities warn of torrential rain as typhoon heads to mainland after lashing southern islands, injuring at least 50.

Japan: Typhoon Trami heads to mainland after battering Okinawa

Japan

Powerful typhoon Trami pounds southern Japan

Trami causes widespread rain as at least 17 people injured and thousands of homes left without power.

Powerful typhoon Trami pounds southern Japan

Japan

Japan's Shinzo Abe wins ruling party leadership vote

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party vote sets Abe on track to become Japan's longest-serving prime minister.

Japan's Shinzo Abe wins ruling party leadership vote

Asia Pacific

Japanese whale hunters' perspective revealed in documentary

As Japan pushes to lift the ban on commercial whaling, a group of traditional Japanese whalers are pleased their side of the story is being told in a new documentary.

Asia Pacific

Japan proposes legalising commercial whaling

Tokyo considers ending the 33-year-old ban, saying most species have rebounded, but it's facing opposition from the IWC.

Russia

Putin wants to end 70-year-old dispute with Japan over islands

Russia and Japan are involved in a dispute over Kuril islands, captured by the Soviet Union at World War II's end.

Japan

Death toll rises after earthquake on Japan's Hokkaido Island

Officials urge locals and businesses to cut back on electricity usage to prevent blackouts.

Death toll rises after earthquake on Japan's Hokkaido Island

Tennis

Serena Williams, sexism, and a thief

US tennis star Serena Williams, penalised for outburst and racket abuse, accuses umpire of sexism during dramatic upset.

Serena Williams, sexism, and a thief: Osaka wins dramatic US Open

Japan

Rescuers continue search for survivors after Japan quake

Dozens still missing after an earthquake triggered landslides on Japan's Hokkaido island, killing 16.

Rescuers continue search for survivors after Japan quake

Earthquake

Landslides leave dozens missing after quake hits Japan

At least eight dead and dozens missing after earthquake triggers multiple landslides in Hokkaido island.

Weather

Death toll rises as Typhoon Jebi batters Japan

At least 10 dead while thousands stranded at Kansai airport being evacuated in the wake of strongest storm in 25 years.

Death toll rises as Typhoon Jebi batters Japan

Weather

Japan slammed by most powerful storm in decades

Typhoon Jebi made landfall on Shikoku island before storming west, killing at least nine people.

Japan slammed by most powerful storm in decades

Asia Pacific

Nine dead as strongest typhoon in 25 years slams Japan

Japan's government issues evacuation advisories for more than a million people following the storm's landfall on Shikoku

Typhoon Jebi: Nine dead as strongest storm in 25 years hits Japan

Asia Pacific

Japan battered by strongest typhoon in 25 years

Tokyo issues evacuation advisories for more than a million people as it faces extreme winds and heavy rain.

Typhoon Jebi: Strongest storm to hit Japan in 25 years