Stories By Michiyo Ishida
109 Feb 2016 Tue
As consumption among the Japanese is not growing, hopes are being pinned on the boost that foreign tourists are able to give the economy at this wintry time of year.
208 Feb 2016 Mon
The launch of the long-range rocket is seen to be a prelude for North Korea's development of long-range nuclear missiles.
302 Feb 2016 Tue
Authorities in Asia including in Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Japan and Vietnam, have taken steps to guard against the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
428 Jan 2016 Thu
An "SJ50" kick-off event has been held in Tokyo to mark 50 years of normalised ties between the two countries.
528 Jan 2016 Thu
Japan tops a list of 170 countries as the biggest importer of arms and weapons, according to data from the US Department of State from December 2015.
625 Jan 2016 Mon
The emperor and empress of Japan is set to begin their five-day visit to the Philippines on Tuesday to pay their respects to victims of World War Two.
722 Jan 2016 Fri
Akira Amari, the Economics and Fiscal Policy Minister who led Japan's TPP negotiations, has been accused of receiving bribes for acting as a mediator in troubled construction sector talks.
817 Jan 2016 Sun
Despite having no formal diplomatic ties, relations between Japan and Taiwan is generally positive.
915 Jan 2016 Fri
A tour bus accident near a popular ski resort in central Japan has left 14 dead and more than 20 injured.
1008 Jan 2016 Fri
Their foreign and defence ministers say this will take Japan and UK into a new stage of defence co-operation.