Emperor Akihito cannot step down under Japanese law but has expressed concern about his ability to carry out his duties fully - what happens now?
In only his second ever public address to the nation, Japan’s Emperor Akihito has signalled his desire to step down.
Shinzo Abe picks a hawkish conservative ally as defence minister, prompting fears of ruffled feathers among Tokyo's Asian neighbours.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s landslide election victory is a double-edged sword.
Japan goes to the polls on Sunday with the result in little doubt; Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition looks set for a comfortable victory, despite worries about the still ailing…
Euronews is continuing its coverage of the G7 Summit in Ise-Shima, Japan by interviewing Kenko Sone, the Director of Global Communications for Japan’s often outspoken Prime Minister Shinzo…
The Japanese economy shrank by 0.2 percent between July-September, Japanese government data showed last Monday. Several reports have suggested
The Japanese capital wants to become the world's top financial center and is working hard to attract more foreign investors and firms.
Japan’s sports and education minister, Hakubun Shimomura, has submitted his resignation over abandoned plans for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics main
This was the chaos in Japan’s upper house after opposition lawmakers tried to physically stop new security legislation from being passed. The law
Japan’s lower house of parliament on Thursday approved a set of bills to allow the military to fight abroad for the first time since World War
Japan's cabinet has approved bills which would trigger a dramatic shift in security policy, allowing the military to fight overseas for the first time since World War II.
Re-elected by parliament, Japan’s Prime Minister is vowing to push ahead with controversial economic reforms. Shinzo Abe has appeared before the
It appears that, politically at least, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has scored a great victory in the snap election he called, where exit polls
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks set to be re-elected in Sunday’s parliamentary elections. Opinion polls show he is on course for a huge
Japan’s sovereign debt rating has been downgraded by one notch to A1 by Moody’s. The investors service cites rising uncertainty over the country’s
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved Parliament. The move paves the way for a snap election on December 14. Abe is hoping to get a new
Early elections in Japan are looking more likely with a senior ruling MP appearing to confirm rising speculation in the country. There is no word
A second female minister has resigned from Japan’s government amid a political scandal, dealing a further blow to Shinzo Abe’s conservative
Japan’s prime minister has suffered a setback with the resignation of his trade and industry minister. Yuko Obuchi, once tipped as a future
Diplomacy and the economy are the key concerns of Japan’s new, more female-friendly cabinet, which has just been sworn in. It is the result of
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reshuffled his 18-member cabinet, increasing the number of women from two to five. He has also raised hopes
Japan has approved a major change to its post-war security policy of pacifism, paving the way for its military to fight abroad. The move, the most
A man set himself ablaze on a bridge in a busy part of Tokyo to protest Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s changes to the country’s military constitution.
The role of Japan’s Self-Defence Force could be set to change. That was the message to troops on parade in Asaka at its annual review. Prime
Here’s a number to ponder- one quadrillion. That is the amount in yen that Japan’s national debt has now reached. It is the equivalent of 7.8
The ruling bloc of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has secured a decisive victory in an upper house election, according to exit polls. A win