Voters rejected by a small margin the Osaka metropolis plan to convert the city of Osaka into five special wards in a local referendum on Sunday.
A Liberal Democratic Party panel on Friday summoned executives from two broadcasters, NHK and TV Asahi, to question them about their recent news programs.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former first lady and secretary of state, officially announced on Sunday via social media that she would run for U.S. president for a second time.
Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary and the Governor of Okinawa remained divided in a meeting on Sunday over the planned relocation of a US military base within the prefecture.
Shelling in eastern Ukraine has subsided since a European-brokered ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian separatists went into effect at midnight on Saturday.
Following the grisly murders of two Japanese hostages, the Foreign Ministry on Saturday confiscated the passport of a freelance photographer who planned to travel to Syria later this month.
A member of ISIS threatened in a video released on Tuesday that it will kill two Japanese captives, both kneeling in orange clothing,
U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced his intent to start talks on normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time in more than a half-century.
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner secured a two-thirds majority in the general election on Sunday, making it possible to propose amending the Constitution.