Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday pledged loans and other economic aid worth $5.9 billion to Bangladesh over the next five years.

The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said there was “no change at all” in its plan to restart nuclear reactors if they are confirmed safe, despite a ruling by a court in Fukui Prefecture.

Japan is scheduled to launch a new mapping satellite that will be used to survey damage from natural disasters and changes affecting rain forests.

The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Wednesday it has begun a bypass system that diverts groundwater into the sea in a bid to reduce the volume of contaminated water.

An airborne toxin that is blown into Japan from northeast China could be the cause of the mysterious Kawasaki disease, an illness that mostly affects the very young, researchers say.

Turkish rescue workers have retrieved the bodies of the last two missing miners in the nation’s worst mining disaster, putting the final death toll at 301, the energy minister said Saturday.

Japan’s eight carmakers have joined forces to develop environmentally friendly engines to stave off fierce competition from foreign rivals, a press report said Sunday.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 jolted the Kanto region on Tuesday morning.

A strong earthquake jolted Tokyo early Monday, rattling windows and nerves though there were no initial reports of major damage.

Aid groups on Sunday rushed to help survivors of a landslide in northern Afghanistan that entombed a village, killing hundreds of people and leaving 700 families homeless in the mountains.