The four major candidates clash on key issues during a debate on Wednesday (Jul 13) at Japan National Press Club, a day before campaigning officially kicks off.
Japan's National Cancer Center released the country's very first data on cancer patients on Wednesday (Jun 29) and it highlighted the most common types of cancers and where they are most prevalent.
As part of Mediacorp's annual Saving Gaia effort, Channel NewsAsia Japan Bureau Chief Michiyo Ishida checks out some cutting-edge technology at a recycling plant in Hyogo Prefecture.
Barack Obama will offer a tribute on Friday at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in the first-ever visit by a sitting US President.
The issue of maritime disputes is one topic that will be discussed by Fumio Kishida at the bilateral talks.
During his trip to Tokyo, Singapore's Foreign Affairs Minister met Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and discussed possibilities for future bilateral cooperation, including tackling low birth rates and a shrinking workforce.
In the next 50 years, Singapore's Foreign Affairs Minister wants to promote collaboration between the two countries on the challenges of an ageing population and low birth rates.
Hirotada Ototake, a respected author who rose to fame in 1988 with his autobiography No One’s Perfect, has issued an apology following revelations in a tabloid magazine that he engaged in extra-marital affairs with multiple women.
Thousands of survivors are still living in evacuation shelters in Japan, five years after a massive earthquake unleashed a giant tsunami and triggered a nuclear meltdown in Fukushima.
Takahama Nuclear Plant in Japan's Fukui Prefecture will restart on Friday (Feb 26), after it was closed for leaking contaminated water.