The last film from Hayao Miyazaki, Japan's Walt Disney, has been met with controversy. But his career is one of wonder and enchantment
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.
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.
Charlotte Simmonds visits the Wellcome's new show, whose artists have all been diagnosed with cognitive and developmental illnesses.
Kuizumi Yoichi wraps his coat closer around himself and clutches a heated can of coffee.
A rising value of the yen and global problems has resulted in the contraction of the Japanese econom
The credit rating agency Moody's has downgraded Japan's debt from Aa2 to Aa3.
Despite signs of post-tsunami growth, the Japanese economy may still be in danger.
Foreign observers have long been baffled by Japan’s self-discipline in the face of multiple disaster