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Kobe Steel faked product data for more than 10 years

Tokyo - When cheating becomes habitual, the consequences could be costly. At embattled Kobe Steel Ltd, falsification of data on products went on for more...

Amazing images of Tokyo before it was a city

The Japanese capital wasn't always the bustling metropolis it is today. Here are images that show its journey.
Even Japanese riot police infrequently turn to guns, instead preferring long batons.

Japan has almost completely eliminated gun deaths — here’s how

Gun control has become a topic of national conversation ever since the Las Vegas shooting. Japan may offer some help for preventing future attacks.

8 signs Japan has become a ‘demographic time bomb’

The last two decades in Japan have been marked by low fertility rates and a shrinking economy. Here are some of the more tangible signs the country needs help.

A 31-year-old’s ‘death from overwork’ causes Japan to rethink work-life balance

In Japanese the word is karoshi, or "death from overwork." A woman who died of heart failure in 2013 is the most recent death to bear the label.

Trump’s 1990 Playboy interview perfectly lays out his view of the world

The interview touched on familiar issues of trade, alliances, and strong leadership.

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has struck Japan 175 miles from the Fukushima nuclear plant

The 6.1-magnitude quake struck off Japan's east coast at around 2:30 a.m. local time.

The US just flew 6 jets over the Korean Peninsula in an epic show of force to North Korea

The US joined South Korea and Japan in the military exercises.

Japan has a record 68,000 people over 100 years old — and the economy can’t keep up

New data shows that Japan has broken its previous record for the number of people living past their 100th birthday.