Stories By Michiyo Ishida
106 Oct 2015 Tue
A local community in Tokyo is holding a campaign to endorse the consumption of whale meat, which in many countries is a source of bitter controversy.
201 Sep 2015 Tue
More than 1.6 million people took part in Japan's Disaster Prevention Day on Tuesday (Sep 1), a yearly event marking the anniversary of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923.
331 Aug 2015 Mon
Investors in Japan were closely watching delayed earnings from Toshiba, which could show the company has suffered major losses.
428 Aug 2015 Fri
Japan has kicked off the "World Assembly for Women" conference, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledging to shake up a corporate culture at home that discriminates against female workers.
512 Aug 2015 Wed
Japan’s second largest city of Osaka is in a celebratory mood this year, commemorating 400 years of events that shaped the metropolis.
607 Aug 2015 Fri
Visitors were able to have a taste of the Singapore Sling, among other activities at a hotel in Osaka to mark SG50.
707 Aug 2015 Fri
Customised tours in water buses and small boats on rivers running through the Japanese capital are gaining popularity, and most of those who take the tours are residents looking to rediscover the city.
806 Aug 2015 Thu
This year's event marking the 70th anniversary of the 1945 atomic bomb attack is expected to draw participants from more countries around the world than ever before.
931 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.
1029 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.