He's the best competition surfer there's ever been, but veteran Kelly Slater missed out on a spot in the inaugural Olympics surfing competition at Tokyo 2020.
A freelance journalist who became a symbol of Japan's #MeToo movement has won a civil case against the high-profile journalist she accused of raping her.
The marathon and long-distance walking events at next year's Olympics have been moved from Tokyo to Sapporo to avoid a repeat of the recent World Championships in Doha where athletes toiled in searing heat and humidity.
The death toll from Typhoon Hagibis has risen to 74 in Japan, as thousands of residents remain without power or water and evening temperatures hover around 15 degrees Celsius (59 Fahrenheit), according to public broadcaster NHK.
As he nears the end of a remarkable career Roger Federer says he wants to play for Switzerland at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
A major search and rescue operation is underway in Japan after deadly Typhoon Hagibis brought widespread flooding and landslides, destroying buildings and leaving dozens dead.
Typhoon Hagibis weakened to a tropical depression as it continued to move across central Japan on Sunday, leaving at least 31 people dead and 186 others injured in its wake, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported.
Typhoon Hagibis made landfall Saturday night local time, as the country braces for hurricane-force winds that have killed at least 19 people and injured more than 140.
New York real estate may be plummeting, but there's one spot in Greenwich Village where space remains at a premium: Dante, a 104-year-old hostelry that's just been voted top of the World's 50 Best Bar list for 2019.
The Olympics needs skateboarding more than skateboarding needs the Olympics.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has just kicked off her first official trip to Japan as leader. Unfortunately for her, she appeared to confuse it for China on arrival.
The only criminal prosecution stemming from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has ended in not guilty verdicts, in a blow to families displaced by the meltdown, as the fallout promises to haunt northern Japan for decades to come.
A powerful typhoon in Japan has left one person dead, more than 100 flights canceled, and thousands of people stranded at the airport.
What makes the perfect city break? A trip to a museum or three, visiting the landmark sites, trying out all the local delicacies, kicking back in the evening at a local bar?
Japan dropped South Korea as a preferred trading partner on Friday, escalating a dispute that threatens the global supply chain for smartphones and electronic devices.
The winners' medals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were revealed Wednesday, exactly one year before the event's opening ceremony. And they feature an unlikely design quirk: The medals will be made using old cellphones and other electronics.
The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics are just a year away, and it's looking like Team USA will top the medal count again.
More than half a million people in Tokyo are being asked to work from home as part of a trial scheme aimed at tackling transport congestion ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in the city.
A sunny round of golf, double hamburgers for lunch, ringside seats at a sumo wrestling "basho" and a barbeque dinner. Those were the components Sunday of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's latest bid to become President Donald Trump's best global friend.
An earthquake shook parts of the region around Tokyo on Saturday, just ahead of US President Donald Trump's arrival to Japan.
He opted to miss the last Olympics because of the threat of the Zika virus, but Rory McIlroy intends to go for gold at Tokyo 2020 playing for Ireland.
Cat cafes are practically ubiquitous these days. So how can Japan up the ante? A piglet cafe.
Ousted Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn has been arrested in Japan on new charges, less than a month after he was released on bail.
The cheering began well before the Japanese "god" reached home plate.