Particularly in the Russian Far East, near Japan, the country's ban on large-scale driftnets might really help some of the 400,000 seabirds caught in gillnets worldwide each year.
Meat-eaters and plant-eaters roamed the Kamitaki region in Japan's Hyogo prefecture, dinosaur eggs indicate.
One of the transponders that a Japanese university released between 2011 and 2013 is sought on Vancouver Island, in western British Columbia.
A volcano erupted in spectacular fashion on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, spewing out rocks and ash, causing local residents to evacuate and flee the scene.
We all remember the terrible earthquake and tsunami that left the Pacific coast of Tōhoku in ruins. Nearly 16,000 people tragically died that day, with an additional 2,500 people never found. Now new research has revealed that people and infrastructure weren't the only things to be harmed that day. Because such a stunning number of buildings were destroyed during the disaster, experts now believe that tons of harmful gases were released into the atmosphere, tearing a worrying hole in the ozone layer above Japan.
Dangerously thick plumes of volcanic ash have caused a significant number of flight cancellations and delays in southern Japan. The eruption of Mount Aso - one of the largest volcanoes in the world - also shook Kyushu island with a massive boom before raining lava and searing rocks on its largely uninhabited countryside.
Japan announced Tuesday that it plans to cut its annual whaling quota in the Antarctic by two-thirds in a bid to convince international opponents that this practice is for scientific purposes.
Japan may soon be getting a little wider if its solar power industry has anything to say about it. With the island country short on landmass, renewable energy companies are making plans to extend Japan's coasts with massive and interlocking barges of solar panels.
A Japanese volcano erupted this morning, trapping hundreds of hikers and possibly killing one person. A massive cloud of ash now covered the immediate region, stretching for nearly two miles, according to local reports.
Countries will clash over Japan's controversial whaling program after announcing its intention to continue hunting in the Antarctic next year, despite a ruling by the top UN court.
As lava continues to flow out of a new volcanic island rising out of the Pacific Ocean, scientists worry that it could trigger a tsunami off the coast of Japan.
Even the relatively minimal amount of radiation that was leaked during the Fukushima Daiichi power plant disaster in 2011 is having a big impact on wild monkeys in the region. A new study has shown that monkeys in the Fukushima, Japan area are suffering from blood anomalies linked to nuclear fall-out.
Hundreds of captive dolphins, part of Japan's annual dolphin hunt, are corralled into Taiji's Hatajiri Bay and forced into a cruel lifestyle that serves as a tourist attraction for visitors.
Whale hunts in the name of "scientific research" will resume in 2015, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Monday at a press conference - a declaration that is in direct opposition to a ruling from the UN's International Court of Justice (ICJ) earlier this year.