As part of a plan to restart its nuclear industry, the government last Thursday began a controversial consultation process with local residents near idled reactors that was criticized for failing t

The Supreme Court has ruled for the first time ever that compensation for health issues related to asbestos poisoning is the responsibility of the Japanese government

A super typhoon on course to hit Japan over the weekend is as powerful as the deadly storm that ripped through the Philippines in 2013 killing thousands of people, meteorologists said Wednesday

The death toll from a typhoon that pounded Japan this week has risen to six, while five other people including two U.S. servicemen remain missing, reports said Tuesday.

The death toll in the world’s worst-ever Ebola epidemic has now soared past 3,000, with the virus killing almost half of the more than 6,500 people it has infected, according to World Health Organi

Some 16,000 people rallied Tuesday in Tokyo against the government’s plan to restart nuclear reactors, more than three years after the Fukushima disaster, Jiji Press said.

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck 40 kilometers northwest of the Pacific island of Guam on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

As the Mt Fuji climbing season approaches its end, officials in Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures have called attention to the large amount of trash and waste left on the ground along climbing pat

Buildings in Tokyo shook Tuesday as a strong quake hit the Kanto region at 12:28 p.m., but there was no immediate risk of a tsunami and no damage was reported.

At least 15 people were injured Wednesday after an explosion at a steel plant in central Japan, the latest in a series of accidents at the site.