Serena Williams has pulled out of next week's Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo over fitness concerns. She will skip the September 22-28 tournament because she is "in bad condition", the tournament office said.
Struggling Japanese electronics maker Sharp plans to suspend tie-up negotiations with Taiwan's Hon Hai and search for new capital partners, local media reported on Saturday.
Piqued over loosing out to an Indian farmer who beat his world record by harvesting 22.4 tonnes of rice per hector, a top Chinese scientist known as the “father of hybrid rice” has questioned the feat, terming it as 'fake'.
Chinese government ships were in waters around disputed East China Sea islands today, Japan's coastguard said, as a senior Japanese diplomat prepared for meetings in Beijing aimed at mending frayed ties.
Sony will this month announce the late 2013 launch of its latest PlayStation console, Japanese media said Thursday, as is looks to its games business in a bid to repair its tattered finances.
Sony Corp's Sony Mobile Communications Inc said it will sell the new version of its Xperia tablet in Japan this spring, the Nikkei reported, citing Kyodo News.
The Chinese government is not "seriously" probing the cause of a spate of self-immolations by Tibetans across China, the Dalai Lama on said Monday, Japanese media reported. "The Chinese government should investigate the cause (of the incidents). China does not look into it seriously and tries to end (the incidents) only by criticising me," Kyodo News reported in Japanese.
Four Japanese local politicians today landed on islands in the East China Sea at the centre of a bitter territorial dispute with Beijing, a news report said.
A report says radioactive water has leaked inside a nuclear power plant in southwestern Japan but did not escape into the environment.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has vowed to launch a counterattack against those who alleged the organisation is corrupt unless they present hard evidence of wrongdoing, a report said on Monday.
The toll in the magnitude 9 quake that triggered a giant tsunami in Japan has surpassed 12,000 while nearly 15,500 were unaccounted for, the Kyodo news agency reported Sunday.
Global anxiety rose over radiation from Japan's earthquake-crippled nuclear plant, where rising smoke and haze from two of the most threatening reactors today suggested the battle to avert a disastrous meltdown was far from won.
The toll in Japan's Miyagi prefecture alone is expected to top 15,000, media reports said today.
The power supply to a quake-damaged Japanese nuclear plant northeast of Tokyo could partially resume later on Thursday, the country's nuclear safety agency said, according to Kyodo News.
A pool containing spent fuel at the quake-hit Fukushima Daiichi No 4 reactor may be boiling and the water level may be falling, Kyodo news agency quoted an official at the reactor's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co, as saying on Tuesday.
Survivors searched for loved ones today in emergency centres across the northeast coast of Japan, with thousands of people still missing after an earthquake and tsunami that probably killed more than 10,000.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed confidence that India and Japan would be able to conclude a civil nuclear cooperation agreement “which will be a win-win proposition for both of us.” Pramit Pal Chaudhuri
reports. Graphics: Japanese PMs who played the India game
A recent US subcritical nuclear test came under harsh fire in the world's only atom-bombed cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.
Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today criticised China's irate response to the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo, Kyodo News reported in Tokyo.
Three Japanese nationals who were detained in China amid a heated territorial row left the country today to return home, Japan's Kyodo News agency reported, while a fourth remained in custody.