One manga artist is creating a comic starring Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew.This is the first time Toshiki Takii is portraying the history of Singapore in his work.
The number of Japanese tourists visiting Singapore has not seen any meaningful growth in recent years, even as more Singaporeans see Japan as one of their favourite travel destinations.
In a few short years, chocolate became more popular than wagashi, the traditional Japanese sweet, exceeding sales of more than US$4 billion in 2015. Michiyo Ishida reports.
Abe is expected to propose new cabinet level US-Japan talks on trade, security and macroeconomic issues, including currencies, during their meeting on Friday, a Japanese government official involved in planning the summit said.
Feb 8 this year marks a darker side of Japan-Singapore relations - it is the 75th anniversary of the Japanese occupation of Singapore. Channel NewsAsia's Michiyo Ishida asks university students in Japan how much they know about Japan's actions in Singapore during the war.
'In order to tackle this issue which has not made any progress towards a resolution for the past 71 years, we need a new, forward way of thinking and deliberation about the future of the islands rather than just clinging to the historical argument,' Abe said.
Jim Mattis, on his first trip since taking over the Pentagon, appeared eager to reassure Japan of U.S. resolve, after an election campaign that saw Trump question the value of U.S. alliances.
Retailers and those in the entertainment business are trying to capitalise on the influx of Chinese, South Koreans and Southeast Asia visitors to Japan.
Japanese car manufacturers are under pressure from US President Donald Trump. Manufacturer Toyota Motors has been singled out by Trump for its plans to open a plant in Mexico.
Many also think that successors of Emperor Akihito, who fears his poor health might prevent him from fulfilling his duty as the symbol of Japan, should be allowed to abdicate if they so wish.