Stories By Japan Bureau Chief Michiyo Ishida
104 Apr 2014 Fri
Japan's National Institute for Defense Studies said the Northeast Asia region is an acutely contested area, and that US-China relations are the defining factor for regional security order.
204 Apr 2014 Fri
Tokyo's glitzy shopping district of Ginza is preparing for a major revamp, ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games.
327 Mar 2014 Thu
Japan has launched a new nationwide campaign to fight climate change, three years after its energy conservation efforts were hit by the March 11 triple disasters.
426 Mar 2014 Wed
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga condemned the missile launch, but said upcoming talks with North Korea would continue as planned.
518 Mar 2014 Tue
The decision was not likely to have been an easy one for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to make, as he has close ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
612 Mar 2014 Wed
Japan is sending four members of its self defence force to help in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Tokyo will also deploy four military planes to assist in the search and locate efforts.
710 Mar 2014 Mon
Three years after Japan's triple disasters of an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown, the country's economy is still on a slow rebound.
809 Mar 2014 Sun
It has been three years since the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown hit Tohoku in northeast Japan. Many survivors still live away from their hometown, in temporary shelters.
907 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.
1021 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.