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...
Dismantling and decontamination from the Fukushima nuclear disaster will take several decades. For many in Japan, the disaster is seen as having launched a renaissance.
As Japan begins its presidency of the G20, there is an opportunity for the international community to update our trade system so that it is more resilient and responsive to new technology.
The adoption of new information technologies, such as AI, is influencing not just employment and wages, but worker well-being.
People experience the health problems of the average 65-year-old at different ages around the world, with citizens in some countries ageing 30 years faster than others.
Adopting family-friendly policies could help Japan tackle its enormous demographic challenge. But society also needs to overcome entrenched attitudes towards gender roles.
Japan in 2019 feels relatively stable compared to other advanced economies - due largely to a period of political certainty and strong growth under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, writes Jim O...
This tiny town in Japan is punching above its weight on waste, while also bringing the community closer together over a mutual purpose
The citizens of the 21st century will be expected to use digital tools and data to creatively solve society's problems.
For the first time since 1948, retirement-age employees outnumber teenagers in the American workforce. It's time to embrace the five-generation workplace.
The trial involved 10 people with conditions ranging from paralysis to motor-neuron disease. They were all paid 1,000 yen per hour, just above the minimum wage in Japan.
Pufferfish, or Fugu, is a Japanese delicacy, costing up to $265 per kilogram. It's also incredibly toxic if prepared incorrectly.