Stories By Japan Bureau Chief Michiyo Ishida
123 Oct 2014 Thu
Coinciding with the Shinkansen's 50th birthday, the Japanese government has held its first major conference to bring together potential rail investors from around the world.
221 Oct 2014 Tue
Yoko Kamikawa replaces Midori Matsushima as the new Justice Minister while Yoichi Miyazawa is the new Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, replacing Yuko Obuchi. Their predecessors called it quits after involvement in separate political scandals.
316 Oct 2014 Thu
If submarines export to Australia is realised, it would be a big breakthrough for Japan's defence industry.
408 Oct 2014 Wed
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe aims to lead the global community to face the threat of climate change. On Wednesday (Oct 8), he launched an international conference to be held every year to discuss the issue.
507 Oct 2014 Tue
Reports have said that Australia is controversially poised to buy up to ten submarines by the end of the year, despite Prime Minister Tony Abbott's election promise to build them domestically.
601 Oct 2014 Wed
Japan's justice minister says action needs to be taken to address sexual crimes against women in the country - this comes amid Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's attempt to promote women's rights and mobilise women in the workforce.
725 Sep 2014 Thu
It will be the first official meeting between the two sides since North Korea refused to give an interim report on its investigation on Japanese abducted during the 70s and 80s.
822 Sep 2014 Mon
Japanese Prime Minister Abe wants to reform the Security Council and will address the UN General Assembly's annual meeting this week looking to win permanent status.
917 Sep 2014 Wed
With a record number of foreign tourists visiting and a weakening currency that will encourage more visitors, hotels in Japan are thinking out of the box to attract foreign customers from different markets.
1013 Sep 2014 Sat
Breakfast is often a simple meal to start the day but hotels in Japan are going big on breakfast to attract more visitors, with a nationwide competition held on Friday (Sep 12) to choose Japan's top breakfast chef.