Stories By Japan Bureau Chief Michiyo Ishida
120 Nov 2014 Thu
Japan's opposition parties are already preparing for the upcoming race to wrest seats from the ruling coalition.
210 Nov 2014 Mon
The Russian leader is reported to have agreed to prepare for a visit to Tokyo next year, after meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the APEC leaders summit in Beijing.
306 Nov 2014 Thu
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei on Thursday declined to be drawn on the prospect of a Abe-Xi meeting, offering only Beijing's stock response that Japan should "show sincerity" and "take concrete measures" to improve relations.
405 Nov 2014 Wed
If the assembly and the prefectural governor support the nuclear reboot, the reactors can operate as early as January.
502 Nov 2014 Sun
Many Japanese are creating robots to entertain the masses - from robo-musicians to an android that chats with visitors. Channel NewsAsia's Michiyo Ishida reports from Tokyo Designers Week.
631 Oct 2014 Fri
As Japan celebrates Halloween, one ward in Tokyo has decided the use the celebrations as an opportunity for its community to bond with their neighbours.
730 Oct 2014 Thu
Japan's chief negotiator Junichi Ihara said the purpose of the trip had been to urge Pyongyang to make resolving the abduction issue a top priority.
827 Oct 2014 Mon
The Japanese delegation wants to make sure the investigation into the abduction of citizens is a priority for North Korea.
923 Oct 2014 Thu
Coinciding with the Shinkansen's 50th birthday, the Japanese government has held its first major conference to bring together potential rail investors from around the world.
1021 Oct 2014 Tue
Yoko Kamikawa replaces Midori Matsushima as the new Justice Minister while Yoichi Miyazawa is the new Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, replacing Yuko Obuchi. Their predecessors called it quits after involvement in separate political scandals.