The government has launched the "Premium Friday" campaign encouraging firms to let workers out a few hours early on the last Friday of each month.
The annual Sapporo snow festival kicked off on Monday (February 6) featuring ice sculptures of iconic locations, movie characters, celebrities, and even the U.
Organisers are facing a barrage of criticism for granting the 2020 Olympic gold tournament to one of Japan's oldest, but men-only, clubs, the Kasumigaseki.
Serbian judoka Aleksandar Kukolj celebrated his second consecutive Grand Slam victory after winning the men’s -90 kilo title on the third and final day in Tokyo – the last event of the 2016…
The opening day of the Tokyo Grand Slam was dominated by the home country but Japan got a rude awakening in the under-63 kg category.
The first direct flight between Spain and Japan in 18 years has successfully landed in Tokyo’s Narita airport.
A day after the Rio Paralympics came to a close the Olympic focus has shifted over to Tokyo where preparations for the 2020 edition have already begun.
A youth football team from Barcelona comforted their Japanese opponents after winning the U-12 Junior Soccer World Challenge 2016 in Tokyo on Wednesday (August 31), drawing attention from many on the…
Hundreds of years ago Tokyo was often referred to as the water city, until the focus shifted to the modern urban expanse that we know today
The Rio 2016 Olympics have only just begun but the drumbeat is already rolling for Tokyo 2020.
Hundreds of passengers have been forced to evacuate a plane at Japan’s Haneda Airport in Tokyo after its engine caught fire during take off.
A country of trends, Japan is one of the world’s top markets when it comes to lifestyle and luxury goods. In our special edition of Focus on Japan
Why does the district of Marunouchi attract big multinationals as well as entrepreneurs from around the world? Target went there to take a closer look.
Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics faced an additional problem with their new main stadium on Friday, after it was found the installation of a
The Japanese capital wants to become the world's top financial center and is working hard to attract more foreign investors and firms.
The annual CEATEC show in Tokyo is Japan’s largest consumer electronics gathering. Its name stands for Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies
Organizers of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo have scrapped the Games logo following allegations of plagiarism by a Belgian designer. Although
The Japanese artist responsible for Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic logo design, Kenjiro Sano, has rubbished claims that he plagiarized a Belgian theatre
Japanese organisers revealed Friday the emblem of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, five years to the day before the opening
The internal wranglings over the main arena for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games have – for the time being – abated after Japan’s Olympic minister and
Two people have reportedly died after an apparent suicide bid started a fire aboard a bullet train in Japan. According to a Japan rail spokesperson a
Thousands of people marched through the streets of Japan’s capital for the Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade, an annual event that received even more