Japan to keep whaling as commission tightens rules

  The IWC votes to adopt a stricter approach to issuing whaling permits as Japan vows to file a new…
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New volcanic isle swallowing neighbor

  A new volcanic island in the Pacific is engulfing its neighbor.

Virtual reality headsets wow at Tokyo Game Show

  VR headsets draw crowds as the Tokyo Game Show gets underway in Makuhari.

Search for landslide victims ends

  The last person missing in a Hiroshima landslide that claimed 74 lives has been found.

Mikan harvest in full swing

  Japanese farmers in Kumamoto harvest ripe mikan tangerines.

Amid losses, Sony plans further cuts

  Sony’s cell phone division will shed 1000 workers after revising a projected loss to more than two billion dollars.

Japan seeks World Heritage status for Christian sites

  The Japanese government decides to recommend the country’s oldest church and other Christian sites for UNESCO World Heritage listing.

Nishikori to grace Cup Noodles

  Tennis star Kei Nishikori’s face will appear on Nissin Cup Noodles.

Purse-snatching caught on surveillance camera

  A purse-snatcher’s attack on an elderly woman is caught by a security camera.

Earthquake jolts eastern Japan

  A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck the Tokyo area Tuesday afternoon Japan time. No fatalities were reported.