Shinzo Abe visits Australia's Darwin, 75 years after WWII bombing
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a historic visit to Darwin on Friday, some 75 years after Japan bombed the northern Australian city, as the two countries cement ties in the face of an emergent China.
One of our islands is missing: Japan 'loses' a bit of land
A tiny island in northern Japan. Or so authorities fear, prompting plans for a survey to determine if the outcrop has been washed away, ever-so-slightly shrinking the country's territorial waters.
Japan's Abe meets Chinese premier as relations thaw
Japan's Shinzo Abe and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang commemorated the 40th anniversary of a friendship treaty on Thursday, at the start of a rare trip to Beijing by the Japanese prime minister, who is seeking to repair frayed relations.
Japan orders Facebook to improve data protection
The Japanese government on Monday ordered Facebook to improve the protection of users' personal information following data breaches affecting tens of millions of people worldwide.
Japanese Passport Ranked The Most Powerful In The World
The Japanese passport has overtaken the Singaporean passport to become the most powerful in the world. This was made known by the 2018 Henley Passport Index which said Japanese passport holders can now travel to 190 countries in the world without a visa or granted visa on arrival access, overtaking the Singaporean passport, which allows travel…
Sevastova meets Wozniacki in final, Nishikori faces Medvedev for title
Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia stunned Naomi Osaka of Japan, 6/4; 6/4 and will now face Caroline Wozniacki, who defeated China’s Qiang Wang for the title in women’s finals. Across the Sea of Japan, Kei Nishikori defeated France’s Richard Gasquet to set up a title match with Russia’s Daniil Medvedev. Osaka had survived home crowd’s favourite,…
Research reveals cost of flats worldwide
City centre flats in the UK cost twice as much as in the United States and £100,000 more than in Europe, new research has found. But there are considerable variations with a buyer able to get five flats in central Manchester for the price of one in London at £144,000 each compared to £788,000 in…
Japan's Osaka has 'no regrets' over chaotic US Open final
Japan's Naomi Osaka has refused to criticise Serena Williams after her historic US Open victory was overshadowed by the American's furious row with the chair umpire.
IOC backs daylight savings to ease Tokyo 2020 heat fears
The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday backed calls by Japanese organisers to implement daylight savings time at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as concerns mount over athlete safety in soaring temperatures.