Skip to Content

So long and thanks for all the fish!

After Hours Japan will be closing on December 31st, 2014 (JST). The site will not be accessible after this date, so please take care of any business by then.

If you are interested in purchasing this domain name, please contact us through our contact form.

It's been a good run, thanks for all the good times!

Hong Kong student leaders Wednesday said they may not take part in further talks with the government after accusing city authorities of failing to make any meaningful offers to end weeks of mass rallies.

The comments are a blow to the city's Beijing-backed leaders who had expressed hopes for fresh…

0 (0 new)

Authorities are investigating whether three teenage girls from suburban Denver who may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria have friends or associates with similar intentions.

A U.S. official said the evidence gathered so far made it clear that the girls — two sisters, ages 17 and…

0 (0 new)

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is facing increased pressure from a newly energised opposition over potential scandals within his cabinet even though he swiftly jettisoned two ministers this week in a bid to calm the storm.

Three other cabinet members - Defense Minister Akinori Eto, Agriculture Minister Koya Nishikawa and Health…

0 (0 new)

Stocks jumped 2.64% on Wednesday, reversing a sharp drop the previous day, as investors took their lead from another Wall Street rally.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which fell 2.03% on Tuesday, added 391.49 points to finish at 15,195.77. The broader Topix index of all first-section…

0 (0 new)

The U.S. highway safety regulator, NHTSA, expanded its warning on Tuesday about faulty airbags made by Japanese auto-part maker Takata to 6.1 million vehicles in the United States.

"The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors…

0 (0 new)

Police in Hachioji, Tokyo, said Wednesday that a man suspected of fatally stabbing a 35-year-old woman at her home, apparently jumped to his death from the building roof.

According to police, the body of Akiko Tsubokawa was found lying face up on a sofa in her apartment at around 2…

0 (0 new)

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko look at the musical instruments they played in their younger days, displayed at an exhibition of the "Life of Emperor and Empress" at Takashimaya Department Store in Tokyo, on Wednesday.

0 (0 new)

Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll.

Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence homered early and the Giants showed off their October poise, shutting down the Royals 7-1 Tuesday night in the World Series…

0 (0 new)

Japan's trade deficit expanded 1.6% year-on-year in September, marking its worst ever shortfall for the month, data showed Wednesday.

Japan logged a deficit of 958.3 billion yen against a year-before shortfall of 943.2 billion yen, extending the run of red-ink to a 27th straight month.

The result was much worse…

0 (0 new)

Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal and invigorated its newsroom for more than two decades, died Tuesday. He was 93.

Bradlee died at his home of natural causes, the Post reported.

As managing editor first and later…

0 (0 new)