Stories By Japan Bureau Chief Michiyo Ishida
124 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.
216 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.
315 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.
411 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.
510 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.
624 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.
723 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.
813 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.
928 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.
1028 May 2014 Wed
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed concern over China's possible use of force in the disputed South China Sea.