Expanding the remit of Japan's Self-Defense Forces led to protests in 2015; declassified documents show us the roots of this controversy 60 years earlier.
While other nations are praised for controlling the virus, Japan's low COVID-19 death toll is often treated as a mystery at best, or even as a conspiracy.
Claims that Japan's Constitution forbids a strict lockdown are simply untrue - and such falsehoods provide support for the LDP's revision agenda.
The Japanese yen is among the world’s most traded currencies, and it accounts for 5.7% of global foreign exchange reserves. As the third largest share after the dollar and the...
Threats from online extremists forced an art exhibition in Nagoya to close in 2019, raising fresh concerns over Japan's commitment to freedom of expression.
Comparing the responses to COVID-19 and the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns shows that Japan's government learned few lessons from the disaster nine years ago.
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.