Stories By Michiyo Ishida
103 Jul 2015 Fri
A number of ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) lawmakers have come under fire for trying to undermine the freedom of the Japanese media and while some of them have been removed from their party posts, the controversy is not subsiding.
230 Jun 2015 Tue
"We have been informed that there was a passenger in a car on the train who covered him or herself with oil and set it on fire," said a spokesman for The Central Japan Railway Company.
321 Jun 2015 Sun
More needs to be done on some security and political challenges in Myanmar, such as the suffering of the Rohingyas, says Nobel Peace Laureate and former President of Timor Leste Jose Ramos-Horta.
412 Jun 2015 Fri
Former Japanese political heavyweights have spoken out against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's attempts to push through legislation that will allow Japan to engage in international military action.
509 Jun 2015 Tue
Tomiichi Murayama, a former prime minister, and Yohei Kono, a former deputy prime minister, urge the cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to express its apologies and regrets for the war.
608 Jun 2015 Mon
In the search for new power sources for automobiles, Professor Koichi Hayashi is attempting to raise the bar, offering air-powered cars as the next green revolution.
704 Jun 2015 Thu
Japan is aiming to attract nearly US$300 billion in foreign direct investments annually by 2020 and is increasing services to assist overseas businesses set up shop.
803 Jun 2015 Wed
Peace in Southeast Asia is 'at risk of being disrupted' by attempts to redraw the geographic limits, says Philippine President Benigno Aquino during his address to the Japanese parliament on Wednesday.
926 May 2015 Tue
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who wrapped up his three-day visit to Japan on Tuesday (May 26), is supporting Japan’s foray into the Islamic market.
1021 May 2015 Thu
Speaking in Tokyo at the annual Nikkei "Future of Asia" Conference on Thursday (May 21), Singapore's Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong touched on the hurdles to building trust in the region.