Researchers at the Kyoto University of Science have discovered a way in which the ancient myth of Medusa lives on: Through a giant virus that lives in hot springs and turns its microscopic hosts into “stone.”
Akira Iritani almost gave up on his dream of resurrecting the woolly mammoth. But a 28,000-year-old mammoth preserved in the Siberian permafrost changed his mind.
The people of Okinawa voted Sunday on a plan for a U.S. military base relocation in a referendum that will send a message on how they feel about housing American troops in Japan, who many see as a burden on the group of tiny southwestern islands.
At just barely 13 months old, a baby in Japan has won over hearts around the nation and the world thanks to Instagram and her full head of luxurious locks.
The world’s oldest man has died at his home — a hot springs inn — in northern Japan at the age of 113.
A Japanese billionaire has entered the record books as the author of the most retweeted post ever — after getting a boost by offering cash to random Twitter users who retweeted him.
More than 40 people were injured in an explosion Sunday night at a Japanese restaurant in northern Japan, police said.
A Marine refueling plane and a fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan’s southwestern coast after colliding early Thursday, and rescuers found two of the seven crew members, one of them in stable condition, officials said.
More than 75 years after nearly 2,400 members of the U.S. military were killed in the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, some who died on Dec. 7, 1941, are finally being laid to rest in cemeteries across the United States. See photos.
An international team of Santa Clauses are training with ninjas in Japan to hone their gift-delivery skills in time for the holiday season.
Asian stocks rose Friday after Wall Street hit a new high and a survey showed Japanese manufacturing accelerating.
A powerful earthquake jolted Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido, buckling roads, knocking homes off their foundations and causing entire hillsides to collapse.
The U.S. and Japan have a long, shared history through the game of baseball, which is being celebrated at an exhibit in Washington this summer.
A strong earthquake has struck south of Tokyo, causing some buildings to shake in the city, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
A Hello Kitty-themed “shinkansen” bullet train has debuted in Japan. Adorned with the cartoon icon inside and out, it’s a dream ride for fans of the internationally popular character. See photos.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.