The 2020 Olympics is fast approaching but the anti-smoking laws still lag world standards in host Japan. A new law is expected to pass because of pressure on the host nation but with concessions to Japanese businesses.
Low-fat diet not only benefits the body, it is also good for one's mental health. A research study in Japan suggests that low-fat dairy consumption lowers the risks of depression.
The defect is characterized by a malfunctioning part -- called the auto-injector -- that doesn't activate when in use. Other times the device needs added force to activate.
To combat laziness, researchers suggest putting television remote control in a place where it will be hard to get.
The Japanese workforce is reported to sleep less than six hours a night, and public napping has become a necessity.
Working long hours is considered a virtue in the country. Around one in eight workers spends 80 hours or more in their work.
Surgeons removed a tiny brain covered with a thin skull from a teenager's ovary.
A government-commissioned study in Japan shows that the average cancer survival rate for 10 years is 58.2% but maintains that mortality still varies according to cancer type.
Digno Rafre that will go on sale on December 11 is the world's first phone that can be soap washed.
Homebound status of adults over the age of 65 in the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake is still a serious public health concern, according to a new study.
Researchers have unveiled a pair of new robot guides at a Tokyo museum that look so eerily human and speak so smoothly they almost outdo humans.
Climate change is revealing some of the strangest thing on the Earth, and the latest in the series are the remains of world war II soldiers.
Researchers in Japan have created the first low-power flexible vacuum ultraviolet lamp. The solid-state lamp emits high-energy ultraviolet (UV) light at the shortest wavelengths ever recorded from such a device measuring from 140 to 220 nanometres.
A volcanic island off Tokyo has recently emerged with another nearby island, according to NASA's Earth Observatory. Nijima island attached itself to the another volcanic island Nishinoshima whose last eruption was observed 40 years ago.
A hunt organized by hunters in coastal town of Taiji every year round up dolphins and herd them into cove for making their meat. According to conservation group Sea Shepherds, this year the hunt has left 41 bottlenose dolphins dead.