As Japan prepares to mark Respect for the Aged Day, the challenges posed by the nation's enormous population of over-65s have never been greater.
Japan and other U.S. partners are scrambling to understand Donald Trump's trade policy - but many signs point to it simply being chaotic and unplanned.
The Democratic Party's new leader, Seiji Maehara, faces a tough task in building an opposition coalition - but his first challenge is holding his own party together.
Missile and nuclear tests by North Korea are met with fury and disbelief in Japan and the US; but Kim Jong Un is following the cold logic of survival.
As Donald Trump's presidency signals a new paradigm for American politics, Japan faces tough questions about the future of its most important alliance.
Tension over North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs recently took a startlingly intimate turn for residents of Japan’s northernmost prefectures, who were awakened on the morning of August 28 by...
If you live in Japan and turned on your TV around 6:00am last Tuesday morning, instead of the typical peppy morning news show, you would have been greeted by a black emergency...
Though elected as a crusading reformer, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is showing her right-wing roots - and risking her fragile coalition - with petty attacks on the city's Korean residents.
Lord Buckethead, a political candidate who ran against UK Prime Minister Theresa May in the 2017 general election, became an internet sensation for his strange costume and outlandish election mandate....
Japan's crime rate being so low that police are bored has become a popular meme; in reality, the police often ignore sexual crimes and domestic violence.