By David Pilling - 24 October 01:38
Shinzo Abe’s first, brief premiership ended in disaster. Yet now, recovered from debilitating illness, the conservative nationalist is back in power and, emboldened by “Abenomics”, is determined to revitalise Japan after many years of decline.
By Rana Mitter - 04 August 09:59
History and politics are coming together in a potentially toxic fashion in the East China Sea as China, motivated by memories of Japanese wartime atrocities, agitates for dominance in the region.
By Charlotte Simmonds - 30 March 01:32
Charlotte Simmonds visits the Wellcome's new show, whose artists have all been diagnosed with cognitive and developmental illnesses.
By Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore - 05 March 12:00
Kuizumi Yoichi wraps his coat closer around himself and clutches a heated can of coffee.
By Nilpa Shah - 09 September 12:42
A rising value of the yen and global problems has resulted in the contraction of the Japanese econom
By Sophie FitzMaurice - 24 August 01:01
The credit rating agency Moody's has downgraded Japan's debt from Aa2 to Aa3.
By Sophie FitzMaurice - 08 August 03:41
Despite signs of post-tsunami growth, the Japanese economy may still be in danger.
By Roy Starrs - 07 July 12:48
Foreign observers have long been baffled by Japan’s self-discipline in the face of multiple disaster
By Susanna Jones - 24 March 01:30
The scale of the 11 March Japanese earthquake and tsunami is a profound reminder of just how small w
By Duncan Robinson... - 17 March 06:02
Fukushima explained, the moment the earthquake struck and more astonishing footage of the Japanese t