Japan Moon landing was around 55 metres from target: space agency

Japan's "Moon Sniper" craft landed around 55 metres (180 feet) from its target, the country's space agency said Thursday as it released the first images from the Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) mission

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Japan says 'possibility' Moon lander power can be restored

Japan switched off its Moon lander almost three hours after a historic touchdown on Saturday, to allow for a possible recovery of the craft, the space agency said Monday

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Magnitude 6.0 quake strikes off central Japan, no tsunami warning

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake off central Japan caused strong shaking on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, but no tsunami warning was issued

Death toll from Japan quake rises above 200: government

The death toll from a New Year's Day earthquake in Japan climbed to 202 on Tuesday with 565 confirmed injured, according to government figures

Japan quake death toll rises to 168, over 300 missing

The number of people unaccounted for after Japan's New Year's Day earthquake more than tripled on Monday to 323 while the death toll rose to 168, according to local authorities

Elderly woman pulled from rubble five days after Japan quake

A woman in her 90s trapped for five days under rubble caused by a huge earthquake in central Japan was rescued against the odds, but snow and storms were further complicating relief efforts on Sunday

Death toll hits 126 in Japan quake

Rescuers and residents sifted through rubble Saturday as their focus turned to recovering bodies and cleaning up rather than finding survivors, five days after a huge earthquake struck central Japan and killed at least 126 people

Japan quake death toll rises to 92, missing 242

The death toll from a devastating earthquake in central Japan rose to 92 on Friday, regional authorities said, with the number of missing jumping to 242

Japan investigators probe conflicting reports on fiery Tokyo crash

Japanese investigators on Wednesday probed a near-catastrophic collision at Tokyo's Haneda Airport between a coast guard plane and a passenger jet, with conflicting reports about what instructions air traffic control gave

Japan quake toll rises to 62 as weather hampers rescuers

Japanese rescuers scrambled to search for survivors Wednesday as authorities warned of landslides and heavy rain after a powerful earthquake that killed at least 62 people

5 dead in Japan plane collision

Five people aboard a Japan coast guard aircraft died today when it hit a Japan Airlines passenger plane on the ground in a fiery collision at Tokyo's Haneda airport

Japan Airlines plane on fire on runway at Tokyo's Haneda airport

A Japan Airlines aircraft was engulfed in flames at Tokyo's Haneda airport today after a possible collision with a Coast Guard aircraft, with the airline saying that all 379 passengers and crew had been evacuated

Japan quake death toll rises to 48: official

At least 48 people are confirmed dead following a major earthquake in Japan, a local official said

Race against time after deadly Japan quake

Japanese rescuers battled against the clock and powerful aftershocks Tuesday to find survivors of a major earthquake that struck on New Year's Day, killing at least six people and leaving a trail of destruction

Magnitude 7.6 earthquake hits Japan, tsunami warning issued

5-metre tsunami waves believed to be reaching Noto in Ishikawa Prefecture

World's biggest nuclear plant in Japan to resume path towards restart

Japan's nuclear power regulator on Wednesday lifted an operational ban it imposed on Tokyo Electric Power's massive Kashiwazaki-Kariwa power plant two years ago, clearing the path for it to resume a process towards a restart

Japan space agency hit with cyberattack

Japan's space agency was hit with a cyberattack but the information the hackers accessed did not include anything important for rocket and satellite operations, a spokesperson said on Wednesday

Japan court says gender change sterilisation rule unconstitutional

Japan's top court said on Wednesday that requiring transgender people to be sterilised in order to change their legal gender was unconstitutional

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