Stories By Japan Bureau Chief Michiyo Ishida
125 Jul 2014 Fri
The United Nations has called on developing nations to further develop the infrastructure and social protection systems to guard against the threat of disasters and conflict.
224 Jul 2014 Thu
Palestinian Ambassador to Japan Waleed Ali Siam, who has been the heading the Palestine mission in Japan since 2003, thinks Japan could play a better role to bring about peace in Gaza.
316 Jul 2014 Wed
Protesters have gathered in central Tokyo to demonstrate against a decision by Japan's nuclear watchdog to push ahead with plans to consider restarting a nuclear plant, which it now considers safe.
415 Jul 2014 Tue
Japan's Lower House of Parliament has begun debate on the cabinet's decision to expand the Self Defence Force's powers.
511 Jul 2014 Fri
Major Japanese manufacturer ActiveLink, a venture subsidiary of Panasonic, is creating a slew of intelligent wearables, one of them the world's lightest.
610 Jul 2014 Thu
Typhoon Neoguri has battered many parts of Japan, dumping heavy rain and whipping up strong winds. Residents in a suburb of Tokyo are bracing themselves for the approaching storm.
724 Jun 2014 Tue
Japanese schools have come up with novel ideas of serving food of countries, including hosts Brazil, playing World Cup matches with Japan in Group C.
823 Jun 2014 Mon
The third arrow in his Abenomics plan involves deregulating business, bringing more women into the workforce and reforming the long-protected agricultural sector.
913 Jun 2014 Fri
Japan is gearing up to cheer on Samurai Blue in its first match in the World Cup. One such place where the World Cup mood is expected to be high is a shop-cum-cafe which has temporarily opened in the heart of Tokyo.
1028 May 2014 Wed
The Japanese government announced it will replace two of its five officials on the Nuclear Regulation Authority, while the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) is still grappling with low public trust.