Stories By Japan Bureau Chief Michiyo Ishida
107 Mar 2014 Fri
Periodic reports of highly-contaminated water leaks from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan continue to feed anti-nuclear campaigners. But Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government aims to resume nuclear power generation to power the population and its economy.
221 Feb 2014 Fri
It used to be that Fukushima was to sake, what Bordeaux is to wine. Then came the nuclear disaster of 2011 that drove consumers away from the prefecture's products even though they were safe and in the case of sake, very drinkable.
307 Feb 2014 Fri
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has renewed his commitment to pressure Russia to return four islands that Japan claims and refers to as the Northern Territories, but which Russia administers as the Southern Kurils.
427 Jan 2014 Mon
The first set of opinion polls for the Tokyo Governor race suggests that 40 per cent are undecided as to who to vote for. 16 candidates are running for the position and Channel NewsAsia took to the streets of Tokyo to find out what voters want.
522 Jan 2014 Wed
Two decades after he bowed out of politics, a former Japanese prime minister has thrown his name into the ring to become the governor of Tokyo. Morihiro Hosokawa kicked off his campaign on Wednesday for a role that will be instrumental in Tokyo's hosting of the Olympic Games.
615 Jan 2014 Wed
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has emphasised the significance of his tour in African countries this time as "a large springboard for Japan and Africa to be partners of growth in the 21st century."