• US: Man shot dead in bus, co-passengers too absorbed in phones to take notice October 14, 2013

    What if somebody pulled out a gun on a crowded train you were on, and you fail to notice because you are busy with your smartphone? That's exactly what happened in New York. A man was shot in the back and killed but no one noticed. ...
  • North Korea releases video, display its military strength April 3, 2013

    In its latest string of threats, North Korea has released a video, showing its strength and perpetrating the message that it's ready to fight. North Korea has released this video just days after it declared it was in a state of war. But what is unusual about this video is...
  • Fukushima tragedy: One year on February 29, 2012

    It's been nearly a year since a powerful earthquake and tsunami devastated coastal Japan. ...
  • Japan: Survivors recall the horror March 27, 2011

    Survivors are struggling to recover from the earthquake and tsunami that struck just over two weeks ago. ...
  • Children provide hope in quake-hit Japan March 25, 2011

    Meanwhile, rescue operations are still on, the government says nearly 10,000 are dead and over 16,000 missing. ...
  • Japan earthquake: parts of Sendai devastated March 13, 2011

    CNN's Kyung Lah reports after the megaquake hit Japan. Parts of Sendai city have been totally wiped out. ...
  • Japan launches massive rescue and relief effort March 12, 2011

    Shirakawa (Japan): The killer 8.9 magnitude earthquake which also triggered a massive tsunami on Friday flattened Japan's north eastern region. The devastation has been unprecedented and over 100 people are feared dead. Over 10,000 have been displaced. Rail, road and air services have all been disrupted. An oil refinery continues...
  • Japan catastrophe: chaos after the megaquake March 12, 2011

    Frustrating situation for Japanese people who are trying to figure out the extent of damage. ...
  • Internet suicides on the rise in Japan November 30, 2010

    Internet chat-rooms are encouraging victims of depression to take their lives. ...
  • Japan makes robot that can sense human thought November 22, 2010

    Japan boasts of an advanced robot research field, but with a new invention they have really outdone themselves. A researcher is helping those in wheelchairs to walk thanks to artificial legs which can detect human thought. Professor Yoshiyuki Sankai is the inventor of the hybrid assistive limb (HAL). He calls...
  • Japanese video games using rape as fantasy March 31, 2010

    Almost all feature- girlish-looking characters some are violent-- depicting rape, torture and bondage in detail. ...
  • Watch: What can $10 buy you? March 18, 2010

    Economies around the world are in a crunch which, in turn, affects the people living in these hard times. It makes you wonder how far your dollars can go. ...
  • Toyota to stop selling recalled car models January 28, 2010

    Last week, Toyota issued recall for 2.3 million cars. ...
  • Japanese ship attacks conservationist in Antarctica January 7, 2010

    A brazen clash occurred at sea between the two groups. ...
  • Watch: Wackiest Christmas gifts from Japan December 23, 2009

    If you want a quirky gift, you're sure to find it's born in Japan. ...