DATE, Japan When a river in Japan's Fukushima prefecture overflowed on Sunday at the height of Typhoon Hagibis, 700 homes were flooded, many belonging to elderly residents too frail to clean up and repair their water-logged houses.
DATE, Japan Rescue workers in Japan searched for the missing on Wednesday as the death toll from one of the worst typhoons to hit the country rose to 74, public broadcaster NHK said, many drowned by flooding after scores of rivers burst their banks.
KORIYAMA, Japan The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades climbed to 66 on Tuesday as rescuers slogged through mud and debris in an increasingly grim search for the missing, and as thousands of homes remained without power or water. | Video
TOKYO China's growing military might has replaced North Korean belligerence as the main security threat to Japan, Tokyo's annual defence review indicated on Thursday, despite signs that Pyongyang could have nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles.
TOKYO Additional tests may add at least $500 million (£405.5 million) to Japan's price tag for two U.S.-built ballistic missile interceptor stations that could struggle to shoot down the latest North Korean missile types, four government and defence sources said.
TOKYO, Sept 27 China's growing military might
has replaced North Korean belligerence as the main security
threat to Japan, Tokyo's annual defence review indicated on
Thursday, despite signs that Pyongyang could have nuclear-tipped
SEOUL/TOKYO South Korea will not participate in Japan's naval fleet review in October, it said on Tuesday, as it had not been invited to a display its navy joined when the event was last held four years ago.
TOKYO A Tokyo court cleared on Thursday three former Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) executives of negligence for the 2011 Fukushima disaster, the only criminal case to arise out of the world's worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl in 1986. | Video
TOKYO Japan's military has asked for an eighth straight annual increase in defence spending to help pay for U.S.-made interceptor missiles, stealth fighters, and other equipment it wants to counter threats from North Korea and China.
YOKOHAMA, Japan China is not trying to lead African countries into a debt trap and provides critical investment along with other countries to close a funding gap for crucial infrastructure projects on the continent, the head of the regional lender said on Friday.