Japan's Environment Minister says the country is committed to its climate targets - but other ministries still plan to build new coal power stations.
Rural depopulation has left eight million houses empty in Japan - but by putting homes before jobs, the Akiya Bank program is failing to fix the problem.
Welcome to installment XVI (April 2020) of Sino-Japanese Review, a monthly column on major developments in relations between China and Japan that provides a running commentary on the evolution of...
COVID-19 is the first time Japan's SDF has deployed for a health crisis - which may be an important step towards Japan operating a hospital ship in future.
Japan's reliance on food imports and global trade means that the rising death toll from COVID19 is only the start of the nation's worries.
Foreign policy is a low-priority issue for Japanese voters – and much of the foreign policy agenda of the country’s opposition parties remains unclear.
A scheme allowing Japanese people to "donate" part of their taxes to a rural area in return for a gift is very popular - but its outcomes are questionable.
Welcome to installment XIV (March 2020) of Sino-Japanese Review, a monthly column on major developments in relations between China and Japan that provides a running commentary on the evolution of...
A timely book argues that Japan's huge public debt makes it vulnerable to financial collapse - and explores possible responses to that worst-case scenario.
The Ainu Promotion Act aimed to end discrimination against Hokkaido's indigenous people - but Ainu activists argue that it merely perpetuates colonization.