Stories By Japan Bureau Chief Michiyo Ishida
122 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.
217 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.
313 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.
410 Sep 2014 Wed
Japan's wartime Emperor Hirohito had cautioned against taking the nation into a military conflict during World War II. This was revealed in a 12,000-page official history of his reign.
510 Sep 2014 Wed
Asia's wait for its first male singles Grand Slam tennis champion continues, after Japan's Kei Nishikori was outclassed 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 by Croatia's Marin Cilic in the US Open final.
604 Sep 2014 Thu
Ebola, which has hit five countries in West Africa, has caused nearly 2,000 deaths this year. It has not spread to the Asian continent but Japan is playing a role in the fight against the virus by providing aid and sending medical professionals to the affected regions.
722 Aug 2014 Fri
Despite having no diplomatic ties, a Japanese politician is set to organise a two-day wrestling festival in North Korea.
821 Aug 2014 Thu
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which is aimed at raising awareness and funds for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - also known as Lou Gehrig's disease - is spreading around the world. In Tokyo, former sports stars and corporate leaders were among those who took up the challenge on Thursday (Aug 21).
920 Aug 2014 Wed
According to Japan's Trade Ministry, the market for "smart homes" will be worth nearly US$34 billion (S$42.4 billion) in six years' time.
1019 Aug 2014 Tue
Islamic State militants have confirmed the capture of a Japanese man in northern Syria, according to Japan's Kyodo news agency. It is not known whether he has been harmed or not, and there are conflicting reports on what he was doing in Syria.