August 7, 2021
August 7, 2021

Man arrested after injuring 10 with knife on Tokyo train

Japanese police said Saturday they arrested a man who stabbed 10 passengers on a commuter train in Tokyo hours earlier, in what Japanese media reported to be a random burst of violence unrelated to...

August 6, 2021
August 6, 2021

Hiroshima marks 76th anniversary of US atomic bombing

Hiroshima on Friday marked the 76th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing, as the mayor of the Japanese city urged global leaders to unite to eliminate nuclear weapons, just as they are...

July 19, 2021
July 19, 2021

Top Olympic sponsor Toyota pulls Games-related TV ads

Toyota won’t be airing any Olympic-themed advertisements on Japanese television during the Tokyo Games despite being one of the IOC’s top corporate sponsors.

July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021

Japan's PM Suga in danger of becoming another revolving-door premier

Struggling with rising coronavirus cases and a deeply unpopular Olympics, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is at risk of becoming the next in a long line of short-term leaders.

July 7, 2021
July 7, 2021

Olympics likely to open during COVID ‘state of emergency’

Surging COVID-19 cases in Tokyo have hit a two-month high that almost guarantees the Japanese government will declare a new state of emergency to start next week and continue for the duration of...

July 6, 2021
July 6, 2021

Japan deputy PM says need to defend Taiwan with US if invaded – media

Japan's deputy prime minister said the country needed to defend Taiwan with the United States if the island was invaded, Kyodo news agency reported late Monday, a comment likely to upset...

July 3, 2021
July 3, 2021

Torrential rains in Japan unleash landslides, 20 missing –NHK

Emergency response crews from Japan's defense force were dispatched to the central city of Atami after landslides triggered by heavy rains left at least 20 people missing, public broadcaster...

June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021

Japan minister says necessary to 'wake up' to protect Taiwan

Speaking to the Hudson Institute think tank, State Minister of Defence Yasuhide Nakayama questioned whether the decision of many countries, including Japan and United States, to follow a "one...