Victims of sexual violence say the law is allowing rapists to escape justice.
Japan leads the advanced economies in the speed and magnitude of demographic ageing and has the highest debt-to-output ratio, which could prevent serious economical problems.
To ease tensions in the Gulf, Japan must be seen as an independent mediator and to be taking all countries’ concerns into account, argues Sachi Sakanashi in this Atlantic Council report
Digi Police, a free smartphone app, is aimed specifically at protecting victims of sexual misconduct in crowded places.
At age 33, Nobuaki Nagashimahe was diagnosed with Werner syndrome, a disease that causes the body to age too fast.
Japan could become a champion of climate action and environmental protection by committing to 100% renewable power for the 2020 games.
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda warned there would be wider consequences to Japan from the ongoing US-China tensions.
The deployment of Japan’s self-defence force to the Middle East signals a new willingness by the country to take part in peace and stability operations without UN oversight
From infrastructure and innovation to ageing and inequality, this is what Japan looks like today.
Emperor Akihito’s abdication is one of several ceremonies marking the transition to his heir Crown Prince Naruhito, that will be a brief, simple and rare event.
Following a tsunami in 2011, the town of Onagawa was almost obliterated by the full force of the disaster with nearly 70% of its buildings. Now, it faces a new challenge.
This venerated Shinto shrine in Japan has been repeatedly torn down and rebuilt over the past 1,300 years.
New data shows Japan’s population has shrunk for an eighth year in a row, raising questions about ageing, work and the country’s future.
As Emperor Akihito abdicates, Crown Prince Naruhito will formally accede to the Chrysanthemum Throne and the event will be marked by a change of era name, from “Heisei” to “Reiwa”.
Japan is approaching its fourth consecutive decade of consistently low nominal growth, inflation, and interest rates. To avoid the long-term rut that has captured Japan, policymakers must...