Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seeking a mandate to revise the post-war pacifist constitution.
A japanese press reports siuggests March 2019 as the abdication date for Emperor Akihito, the first sovereign to step aside in nearly 200 years.
Alarms ring out in northern Japan alerting residents that North Korea had fired a ballistic missile over the country's Hokkaido island.
Firefighters struggle to contain a blaze at Tsukiji fishmarket, the world's largest and one of Tokyo's most popular tourist sites
Parliament still needs to give its approval to the bill which would allow the 83-year-old to step down.
Japan’s cabinet has approved a bill to allow Emperor Akihito to step down.
Euronews Editorial Project Manager Javier Villagarcía has lived and worked in Japan. Here he gives us his impression of how the country's working culture will be affected.
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.
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.
Last Sunday Koike Yuriko was elected as the first woman governor of Tokyo.
Tokyo appears poised to welcome its first ever female governor.
Tokyo has elected Yuriko Koike as its first female governor, according to widely trusted exit polls.
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.
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