A ageing population and rising skills shortage has led Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet to approve legislation to make it easier for more foreign blue collar workers to live and work i...
Strategic balance is the new normal in Asia's cross-border energy infrastructure, writes Miyeon Oh, as countries attempt to avoid direct conflict in an era of great competition for power.
Japan's 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori has suggested adopting Daylight Saving Time to allow athletes at the games to compete in cooler hours - but the suggestion has been met with r...
The ancient art of repairing pottery can teach us about getting over defeat and repairing ourselves.
Crying once a week can improve your mental health, according to a teacher encouraging Japanese students and workers to shed tears. Here’s how it reduces stress...
Extreme weather, including the most powerful storm to hit Japan in 25 years, has confused the island's fauna.
Japan has topped the recently refreshed Henley & Partners Passport Index.
These forces are shaping the global economy into the future.
Even though they contribute to global warming, airports were not built with the effects of climate change in mind.
In the 1990s, the two scientists made key discoveries that led to the development of promising new cancer-fighting immunotherapy drugs.
The Hayabusa2 probes have landed on the Ryugu asteroid as it hurtles through space.
If sustainable urbanization is one of the paramount challenges of the 21st century, then Asia is ground zero for determining whether humanity can succeed.
Researchers in Japan argue that technology means two people can effectively share the same body.
Many of us are guilty of obsessively buying books - and never reading them. The Japanese word tsundoku reflects this trend.
The next generation of mobile infrastructure is supposed to provide everyone with advanced digital services such as virtual reality. But without sharing networks, it may be too expensive