Japanese trains will be equipped with speakers that warn deer with noises of dog yelping and high-pitched animal snorts.
Authorities in Gamagori issue citywide alert to track down packages of deadly delicacy fugu, which contain lethal toxins.
Gangland body art shared on Facebook leads Thai police to yakuza boss Shigeharu Shirai after 15 years on the run.
A Japanese astronaut has spoken about his amazing growth spurt and concerns that he may not fit into his Earth-bound Soyuz space shuttle.
South Korean foreign minister announces Seoul would allocate funds from its own money and would not seek renegotiation with Tokyo.
Abe has promised to bolster Japanese defence capabilities in the wake of North Korea's "unacceptable" provocations.
More than 200,000 women from Korea, Taiwan, China and other nationalities were forced to work at wartime brothels by the Japanese Imperial Military during the Second World War.
Japanese police say they have arrested a couple whose 33-year-old daughter, Airi Kakimoto, froze to death in a tiny room where she had been confined for more than a decade.
The primitive species lacks certain features that are common in more complex animals, according to researchers.
Tokyo's cabinet approves installation of two land-based missile interceptors, which would cover the entire Japanese territory.
A new study further investigates the phenomenon following a report earlier this year of a male snow monkey mounting a female deer on Yakushima Island.
The ship washed up on a beach in Kashiwazaki in north Japan, prompting concerns that Pyongyang has launched a spy campaign.
China is marking the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre in which it says Japanese troops killed 300,000 people.
Thousands of rabbits on an almost deserted Japanese island are struggling because of an influx in tourism.
The launch of a US futures contract for bitcoin reflects widespread acceptance of the virtual currency, especially among investors in Asia, though regulators are wary.
North Korean spies feared to have infiltrated 'ghost ships' off north western coast of Japan as Pyongyang advances nuclear programme.
The 83-year-old, who had expressed his desire for abdication due to his growing age, will be the first Japanese emperor in two centuries to renounce his throne.
North Korea fired a ballistic missile according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff in the first launch since September.
"North Korea might launch a missile within the next few days," a Japanese government source said, based on new radio signals intercepted from North Korea.
Japanese authorities are investigating after a ship with eight decomposed bodies was found on a beach in the Aikita province.