Shinzō Abe faces tough polling in the wake of scandals and an electoral defeat - but the Prime Minister's grasp on power remains firm.
We're taking a break for Marine Day - but if you're interested, here's a very abridged history of this national holiday's origins.
Japan faces changes and challenges that deserve in-depth research and analysis.
Tokyo's elections were a stinging rebuke to the LDP government - but focusing on national consequences can overlook the local issues behind voters' choices.
That’s the total amount of donations to Japan’s “hometown tax” system in the fiscal year ended in March, and the highest since the system – which awards tax deductions to...
Following the US' withdrawal from the TPP, Japan is stepping up as a global leader in free trade and market liberalization.
Ask any native Japanese person, and they will insist without hesitation that Japanese rice is unparalleled. It’s uncompromised in quality, and other Japonica varieties produced in other countries don’t have...
Just as the 1964 Olympics laid the foundations for the modern perception of Japan, 2020 offers the nation a chance to reinvigorate its international image.