Stories By Michiyo Ishida
131 Jul 2015 Fri
Japanese retailers are in a bit of a sweet spot with Chinese shoppers coming en masse to Japan to take advantage of the weak yen.
229 Jul 2015 Wed
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s unpopular defence bills and the looming restart of the Sendai nuclear power plant have riled many in his country and have so dismayed a pop group that it is expressing its concerns through song.
327 Jul 2015 Mon
A former factory site in Japan is looking to reinvent itself to become a sustainable smart town.
421 Jul 2015 Tue
Japan's cabinet has approved this year's Defence White Paper, which warns that the challenges and destabilising factors surrounding Japan are becoming more tangible and acute.
517 Jul 2015 Fri
Thousands of protesters surrounded the Prime Minister’s Office and the Diet building on Friday (Jul 17) to speak out against PM Shinzo Abe's push to expand the role of Japan's military.
613 Jul 2015 Mon
Japanese animation film director Hayao Miyazaki also said he is against the prime minister's plan to expand Japan's military role overseas.
710 Jul 2015 Fri
The Japanese government banned drones from being flown near the Parliament building and the Prime Minister's Office, as recent incidents involving the unmanned aircraft have raised security concerns.
808 Jul 2015 Wed
Rail technology firms are coming up with expansion plans, as high-speed rail technology continues to expand globally.
903 Jul 2015 Fri
A number of ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) lawmakers have come under fire for trying to undermine the freedom of the Japanese media and while some of them have been removed from their party posts, the controversy is not subsiding.
1030 Jun 2015 Tue
"We have been informed that there was a passenger in a car on the train who covered him or herself with oil and set it on fire," said a spokesman for The Central Japan Railway Company.