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Small plane crashes into Tokyo house

This aerial image shows the tail (centre) of a light plane sitting beside a burnt house as rescue workers search the Tokyo. —AFP

Three people killed

Toshiba CEO quits for fudging accounts

Toshiba’s CEO and eight other executives resigned on Tuesday to take responsibility for doctored books that inflated profits at the Japanese technology manufacturer by 152 billion yen ($1.2 billion) o

Toshiba CEO Hisao Tanaka quits over accounting scandal

Hisao Tanaka will temporarily be replaced by Chairman Masashi Muromachi

The CEO will temporarily be replaced by Chairman Masashi Muromachi

Toshiba probe finds top execs involved in scandal

A panel investigating an accounting scandal at Toshiba Corp has found that top executives were involved in improper practices, confirming the institutional nature of the abuses, a person directly invo

Top execs involved in company-wide scandal: Toshiba probe


Toshiba is considering naming an outsider to head its Audit Committee

Better than friends? This robot gives undivided attention

Children surround SoftBank Corp’s new companion robot Pepper at a store in Tokyo.

I’m Japanese and so I'm a sucker for cute things, like manga, quirky figurines and mascot characters.

Miyazaki slams Abe’s plan to widen military role

Japan cannot use military strength to counter China, Hayao Miyazaki, famed director of the Oscar-winning film Spirited Away, said on Monday, as he joined a chorus of protest against a change in Japan’

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata dies of tumor

Satoru Iwata led THE Japanese video game company Nintendo Co. through years of growth with its Pokemon and Super Mario franchise

‘He didn't just create technology. He created a whole culture’

Bunch of Japanese grapes sells for $8,200


A bunch of Japanese grapes has sold for a record one million yen ($8,200), or $315 per berry — no trifling matter even in a country where fruit can cost a fortune.

Eleven-year-old Lachimi has no time to play with friends, enjoy leisure, study or even do homework.

While not always tilting at windmills, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal continues his confrontation with the Centre, which he has accused of creating hurdles for his government and ruling the capi