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| November 16, 2017
subaru

The recall concerns nine models, including a sports car that Subaru manufactures for Toyota, but vehicles sold overseas were... More ››

| November 16, 2017
Tuanku-Syed-Faizuddin-Putra-Jamalullail-ceramah-agama

Muslim preachers should know more about background, culture of people they are preaching to, says Tuanku Syed Faizuddin. More ››

| November 6, 2017
trump-abe

Donald Trump's trip to Japan will be remembered for the lighter moments as much as for the high-level diplomacy. More ››

| November 6, 2017
donald-trump

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, standing just behind Trump, appeared to break out in laughter at his boss's... More ››

| November 6, 2017
megumi-yokota-parents

Japan suspects dozens more still missing were also abducted by North Korean agents in the 1970s and 1980s to... More ››

| November 5, 2017
melania-trump

Mikimoto brought in two "ama" divers who traditionally harvest pearls, clad in typical white costumes with big goggles and... More ››

| November 5, 2017
trump-abe

Abe and Trump played golf when the Japanese prime minister visited the United States in February, with the Japanese... More ››

| November 2, 2017
takahiro-shiraishi

One person claiming to be a former schoolmate took to Twitter saying he was so "normal, inconspicuous and low-profile"... More ››

| October 31, 2017
VIDEO INSIDE
kosuge

With many younger villagers leaving to work or study in the cities, local authorities have concocted a cunning plan... More ››

| October 31, 2017
UPDATED
japan

Police have arrested 27-year-old Takahiro Shiraishi, who lives in the apartment in Zama, south of Tokyo. More ››

| October 30, 2017
pikotaro

The singer, apparently a favourite of Trump's grandchildren, will attend a dinner hosted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,... More ››

| October 29, 2017
duterte

The acid-tongued Duterte often curses critics, including former US President Barack Obama, and is known to shun formal protocols. More ››

| October 29, 2017
subaru

While safety lapses have been going on at some companies for years or even decades, the decline of the... More ››

| October 27, 2017
subaru

A Subaru executive said some inspections at the two plants northwest of Tokyo were being performed by workers who... More ››

| October 23, 2017
abe2

An exit poll conducted by Kyodo News showed more than half of voters (51%) do not trust their prime... More ››

| October 23, 2017
abe

Abe said the comfortable election win had stiffened his resolve to tackle North Korea's nuclear threat, as the key... More ››

| October 21, 2017
abe

Abe's coalition is on track to win around 300 seats in the 465-seat lower house of parliament, according to... More ››

| October 20, 2017
akihito-m

Akihito's eldest son, Crown Prince Naruhito, will ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne the next day on April 1. More ››

| October 19, 2017
manga-japan

In the colourful comic, characters are seen protecting themselves by wrapping their arms or cushions over their head. More ››

| October 19, 2017
abe

Abe seemed born to lead Japan, the latest in three generations of powerful politicians. More ››

| October 16, 2017
mahathir-live-1

Former PM says Malaysians should look to countries like Japan, where thousands of soldiers committed suicide out of shame... More ››

October 16, 2017
COMMENT
Japan-Malaysia

Writer says Malaysians should look to countries like Japan as a model of cleanliness, safety and labour efficiency. More ››

| October 16, 2017
shinzo-abe

Abe's conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is projected to win as many as 303 of the 465 seats up... More ››

| October 13, 2017
japan-overwork

While journalists tend to work long hours in many countries, the situation in Japan is among the most extreme,... More ››

| October 12, 2017
japanese-bodybuilder

In ageing Japan, female bodybuilding is dominated by women in their forties and fifties, as many usually only start... More ››

| October 11, 2017
volcano-japan

Authorities raised its alert to level three, meaning that locals should avoid approaching the volcano. More ››

| October 10, 2017
abe-koike

The 12-day campaign will be fought around reviving Japan's once world-beating economy and the ever-present threat of North Korea... More ››

| October 6, 2017
UPDATED
overwork

The case again highlights the Japanese problem of karoshi, or death from overwork, amid the country's notoriously long work... More ››

| October 2, 2017
UPDATED
nissan

The announcement came after reports that tests were performed by staff who were not certified to check the vehicles... More ››

| September 28, 2017
ANA_fleet

The panel was used as a cover for the emergency slide and ANA said a faulty bottle containing nitrogen... More ››

| September 28, 2017
UPDATED
shinzo-abe

Voters in the world's third-biggest economy are expected to go to the polls on October 22, as Abe seeks... More ››

| September 26, 2017
car-thief

The luckless Ushio Sato did not notice there were officers inside the unlocked vehicle, which was at a local... More ››

| September 26, 2017
shinzo-abe

Polls show voters generally approve of Abe's hawkish policy on Pyongyang -- which fired two missiles over Japan in... More ››

| September 26, 2017
japan-old-driver

Fatal accidents caused by geriatric drivers now account for 28.3% of the total, up from 17.9% a decade ago. More ››

| September 17, 2017
japan1

Makoto Ichikawa, a customer, said he enjoyed talking to a waitress who briefly forgot her role and sat down... More ››

| September 17, 2017
abe

Abe floated the idea of holding a vote on October 22 or October 29 in meetings with senior ruling... More ››

| September 17, 2017
north-korea-missile

Some in the United States are wondering why all this sophisticated weaponry isn't being used, especially as North Korean... More ››

| September 15, 2017
japan-north-korea

Citizens in earthquake-prone Japan are well-drilled in seeking cover when emergency strikes but with only a matter of minutes... More ››

| September 15, 2017
UPDATED
north-korea-missile

Friday's missile flew over Hokkaido in northern Japan "at around 07:06 am towards the Pacific Ocean", Japan's J-Alert system... More ››

| September 13, 2017
Azizah-Mohd-Dun-elderly

Malaysia has to deal with the resulting socio-economic impact, says deputy minister. More ››

| September 12, 2017
japan

Visitors readying to flock to Tokyo can expect a dizzying array of services in Japan where quirky, futuristic gadgets... More ››

| September 5, 2017
JAL-haneda

There was no immediate information on any damage sustained by the plane or injuries to the passengers or crew... More ››

| September 3, 2017
kei-cars

Keis cost less to produce than conventional cars and they sell for about $6,000 less than a conventional car.... More ››

| September 3, 2017
princess-mako

The engagement to Kei Komuro, who works in a Tokyo law office, comes after Japanese lawmakers in June approved... More ››

| August 30, 2017
Carmelo-Ferlito

Economist Carmelo Ferlito says the key to ensuring the best deal for the country is through open competition and... More ››

| August 29, 2017
seashepherd

Japan has previously sought to close down the anti-whaling campaigns in court, saying Sea Shepherd activists ram their ships,... More ››

| August 25, 2017
japan-death-dealer2

Japan’s Shinto religion believes that the soul is impure shortly after death and the process of dressing a body... More ››

| August 23, 2017
malindo_ana_600

The agreement will allow both airlines to provide seamless travel to passengers. More ››

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