Stories By Michiyo Ishida
113 Jul 2016 Wed
The four major candidates clash on key issues during a debate on Wednesday (Jul 13) at Japan National Press Club, a day before campaigning officially kicks off.
230 Jun 2016 Thu
Japan's National Cancer Center released the country's very first data on cancer patients on Wednesday (Jun 29) and it highlighted the most common types of cancers and where they are most prevalent.
301 Jun 2016 Wed
As part of Mediacorp's annual Saving Gaia effort, Channel NewsAsia Japan Bureau Chief Michiyo Ishida checks out some cutting-edge technology at a recycling plant in Hyogo Prefecture.
427 May 2016 Fri
Barack Obama will offer a tribute on Friday at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in the first-ever visit by a sitting US President.
528 Apr 2016 Thu
The issue of maritime disputes is one topic that will be discussed by Fumio Kishida at the bilateral talks.
627 Apr 2016 Wed
During his trip to Tokyo, Singapore's Foreign Affairs Minister met Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and discussed possibilities for future bilateral cooperation, including tackling low birth rates and a shrinking workforce.
726 Apr 2016 Tue
In the next 50 years, Singapore's Foreign Affairs Minister wants to promote collaboration between the two countries on the challenges of an ageing population and low birth rates.
826 Mar 2016 Sat
Hirotada Ototake, a respected author who rose to fame in 1988 with his autobiography No One’s Perfect, has issued an apology following revelations in a tabloid magazine that he engaged in extra-marital affairs with multiple women.
910 Mar 2016 Thu
Thousands of survivors are still living in evacuation shelters in Japan, five years after a massive earthquake unleashed a giant tsunami and triggered a nuclear meltdown in Fukushima.
1026 Feb 2016 Fri
Takahama Nuclear Plant in Japan's Fukui Prefecture will restart on Friday (Feb 26), after it was closed for leaking contaminated water.