Stories By Japan Bureau Chief Michiyo Ishida
124 Apr 2015 Fri
As the Apple Watch goes on sale worldwide, Japanese watchmakers try to stay ahead of the predicted demand for such wearables by revamping their timepieces.
223 Apr 2015 Thu
More people are taking and sharing photos than before but not with traditional cameras, forcing Japan’s biggest camera makers to reinvent themselves.
322 Apr 2015 Wed
A district court has rejected the bid by residents in Kagoshima to block the reopening of the Sendai plant.
421 Apr 2015 Tue
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent an offering to the Yasukuni shrine, but did not visit it in person, a day before his hoped-for meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
516 Apr 2015 Thu
Myanmar Minister of the President's Office U Aung Min says the country wants to be on the right path after the government signed a nationwide ceasefire with ethnic rebel groups.
615 Apr 2015 Wed
The head of Japan's nuclear watchdog has criticised a court's landmark decision to stop the restarting of two nuclear reactors in the western Fukui Prefecture.
714 Apr 2015 Tue
Japan says it will push on with its attempt to revive whaling in the Antarctic Ocean. This comes after independent experts found that its proposal for research whaling of more than 300 whales annually failed to justify a need to kill the mammals.
813 Apr 2015 Mon
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has gained a stronger grip of power nationwide - a result of Sunday's (Apr 12) local elections. Mr Abe’s LDP and coalition partner Komeito won all 10 gubernatorial seats, lost just one mayoral seat and one local assembly.
930 Mar 2015 Mon
Newly crowned Miss Universe Japan Ariana Miyamoto has provoked an uproar over her non-Japanese look.
1026 Mar 2015 Thu
The plan is to set up a high-level forum for cooperation in the maritime industry along with infrastructure developments.