Stories By Japan Bureau Chief Michiyo Ishida
120 Feb 2015 Fri
Retailers in Japan are starting to capitalise on Chinese tourists visiting the country during the Chinese New Year holidays.
218 Feb 2015 Wed
More than 13 million international tourists visited Japan in 2014 - a record for the country.
308 Feb 2015 Sun
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says a decades-long territorial dispute between Japan and Russia could soon be resolved, but Tokyo's decision to slap sanctions in response to Moscow's involvement in Ukraine, appears to have complicated the progress of the territorial talks.
406 Feb 2015 Fri
Pets are pampered and spoiled in Japan, where their number far exceeds that of children. While many owners treat their pets like their own kids, some businesses are cashing in on the pet craze.
505 Feb 2015 Thu
Japan's House of Representative passes a resolution condemning the killing of hostages by Islamic State militants, but analysts say the country's actions are limited by its pacifist constitution.
621 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.
716 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.
802 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.
925 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.
1025 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.