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China has become for the first time world’s number one nation in terms of patents filed, surpassing countries with longer innovation tradition like the United States and Japan.

The announcement was made by Thomson Reuters, …

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese utility behind the nuclear plant hobbled by the March tsunami said Thursday that electricity bills must go up to cover costs of switching to other forms of power.

Tokyo Electric …

Japan has announced a long-term plan to clean up the Fukushima nuclear plant and its surroundings and return the area to normal. The plan spans over 40 years and is already considered by experts as …

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese prosecutors raided the headquarters of Olympus Corp. on Wednesday as part of an investigation into the cover-up of massive losses at the camera and medical equipment maker.

Japanese prosecutors confirmed the …

Japan’s car industry could be revived next year by domestic sales, helped by the latest eco-cars incentives of the government, which may make up for the drop registered by exports, said the head of the …

Japan is interested in buying Chinese government debt, in order to diversify its foreign-exchange holdings and get more involved in the world’s second-largest economy.

Japanese and Chinese leaders will meet at a summit later this …

Tokyo Sky Tree, the world’s tallest tower, has been installed with special technology that will address the fears of local residents for falling snow and ice coming from the upper portion of the structure during …

Recent findings of a university school research suggest hundreds of schools in Japan to be situated on active fault lines.

The research study led by Takashi Nakata, professor emeritus of geography at Hiroshima University and …

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With the sudden death of his father, Kim Jong Un went from being North Korea’s "Respected General" to "Great Successor" — a heady and uncertain promotion for a young man …

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government says it has selected the Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter to bolster its aging air force.

A Cabinet spokesman says the defense ministry will buy a total of 42 fighters …