Despite rumours from the Japanese media that technical hiccups will delay the jet's delivery, Mistsubishi insists its will keep to its schedule.
Three-quarters of the shares will be sold domestically as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes to pump more money from household savings into Japan’s stock market.
Tokyo celebrated the achievements of Japan’s 87 athletes at the Rio Olympics during a special parade through the city. Japanese Olympians won 41 medals, a record high for the country, while Paralympians took home 24.
Japan won the most number of medals in its history at the recent Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, bringing home a total of 41 medals. The impressive showing has motivated many athletes, and they are already aiming for Tokyo 2020. Channel NewsAsia's Japan Bureau Chief Michiyo Ishida spoke to athletes and coaches to find out more.
Japan's Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel prize for medicine for ground-breaking experiments with yeast which exposed a key mechanism in the body's defences where cells degrade and recycle their components.
Speaking at a conference in Japan, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong discussed China, Japan, and the US, and outlined his view of the roles the world’s top three economies play in Asia Pacific.
Japan is looking at traditional lifestyles that have been around for centuries to find ways to cut carbon dioxide discharge. In Onta, in the northern part of Kyushu island, villagers are living without electricity, but are still creating beautiful works of art.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is on a drive to re-kindle the economy. Part of his plan is to attract more foreign investment and to support startups.
Japan has the world's highest ratio of elderly people among its population, and this segment is growing so fast that businesses are turning their research and development to this sector. One company is walking in their shoes to understand how they live.
Japan's main opposition Democratic Party on Thursday elected a former cabinet minister as its first female leader on Thursday, following a last-minute hiccup when she was found to hold dual citizenship in violation of Japanese law.