Japanese media reported the fire might have been set near the front door, forcing people to find other ways out.
19 Jul 2019 2:54 PM
Brent crude futures were up USD 1.17, or 1.9 per cent, at USD 63.10 a barrel by 0505 GMT.
19 Jul 2019 1:13 PM
Police said the fierce blaze appeared to have been started deliberately but there was no immediate information on a possible motive.
18 Jul 2019 1:25 PM
The successful touchdown was greeted with cheering and applause in the JAXA mission control room, with officials grinning and shaking hands.
11 Jul 2019 11:06 AM
Oil prices are being pressured by ongoing worries about demand as the US-China trade war.
09 Jul 2019 9:49 AM
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has asked residents of the cities to 'take steps to protect their lives'.
03 Jul 2019 4:35 PM
About 900 mm (35.4 inches) of rain has fallen on the southernmost main island of Kyushu, where Kagoshima is located.
03 Jul 2019 1:14 PM
Prime Minister is in Japan to attend the G-20 summit which would be his first meeting with world leaders.
27 Jun 2019 5:33 PM
West Texas Intermediate crude was up 70 cents, or 1.2 per cent, at USD 58.13 a barrel.
24 Jun 2019 2:21 PM
Local media said the slug had been burned to death after short-circuiting the device.
23 Jun 2019 1:06 PM
The 35-year-old, once one of the deadliest marksmen in the world, would not rule out a future in coaching.
23 Jun 2019 11:15 AM
Abe has made reform of the social security system a top priority to cope with Japan's fast-ageing, shrinking population.
19 Jun 2019 5:03 PM
The earthquake struck at a late hour in mainly sparsely populated areas so it was not easy to evaluate the damage immediately.
19 Jun 2019 8:48 AM
US West Texas Intermediate crude gained 44 cents, or 0.8 per cent, to USD 54.34 a barrel.
19 Jun 2019 8:46 AM
A strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit the northwest of the country.
18 Jun 2019 7:35 PM
The 33-year-old suspect, caught while lying on a bench beneath which the stolen gun had been placed, has denied the charges.
17 Jun 2019 12:35 PM
Plastic pollution has become an increasing concern, particularly after bans imposed by some countries on the import of plastic waste.
16 Jun 2019 6:38 PM
Drunkenly flying a drone weighing more than 200 grams (seven ounces) could also result in a fine of up to 300,000 yen (USD 2,750).
13 Jun 2019 3:01 PM
Legislators revised Japan’s century-old rape law in 2017 to include harsher penalties, among other changes.
12 Jun 2019 12:03 PM
Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto said the plan would help push a message of sustainability.
11 Jun 2019 2:56 PM