Stories By Japan Bureau Chief Michiyo Ishida
121 Jan 2015 Wed
Japan's Samurai Blue are looking to defend the Asian Cup title they won four years ago after making it to the knockout round.
216 Jan 2015 Fri
The campaign for the leadership of Japan's largest opposition party, the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) is coming to an end. Channel NewsAsia was there when three high-profile candidates vying for the party's top post addressed members of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan.
302 Jan 2015 Fri
Japan's famed Shinkansen trains mark the Golden Jubilee of service with the government looking to export the technology as a showcase for industrial ingenuity and operational safety.
425 Dec 2014 Thu
Gen Nakatani has been inaugurated as Japan's new defence minister after former defence minister Akinori Eto refused to stay on in the wake of a political funds scandal.
525 Dec 2014 Thu
Christians make up less than 1 per cent of the population in Japan, but Christmas is widely celebrated. This year, amazing Christmas decorations are festooned all across Tokyo, many of them featuring environmentally friendly lights.
615 Dec 2014 Mon
Low voter turnout for Japan's weekend election casts doubt on the depth of public support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policies, though his coalition won a commanding majority in parliament.
711 Dec 2014 Thu
For Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the grandson of a former prime minister and the son of a foreign minister, the road to his political success has been far from smooth.
810 Dec 2014 Wed
A perceived lack of candidate options could result in voter turnout dipping below 60 per cent in the upcoming snap elections.
910 Dec 2014 Wed
The disclosure of state secrets without authorisation will be punished with up to 10 years' jail.
1009 Dec 2014 Tue
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party is expected to gain over 300 of the 475 seats up for grabs in the Lower House of Parliament in the upcoming general election on Sunday, according to public opinion polls.