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Japan's Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum Throne
Naruhito pledged to stay close to the people, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe congratulated him and led three "banzai" cheers
Watch: Japanese emperor ascends to throne in centuries-old ceremony
Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally proclaimed his ascendancy to the throne on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by dignitaries from more than 180 countries, pledging to fulfil his duty as a symbol of the state.
Lacking manpower, Japanese firms court women
With Japan's aging population and shrinking workforce, what are companies doing to woo female workers?
Japan votes in early election as Abe seeks record fourth term
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seeking a mandate to revise the post-war pacifist constitution.
Sun sets on Akihito as Japanese press suggests 2019 abdication
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 sound in Japan warning residents of North Korea missile threat
Alarms ring out in northern Japan alerting residents that North Korea had fired a ballistic missile over the country's Hokkaido island.
Tokyo firefighters tackle a blaze at world's largest fishmarket.
Firefighters struggle to contain a blaze at Tsukiji fishmarket, the world's largest and one of Tokyo's most popular tourist sites
Japan: Emperor Akihito 'abdication bill' backed by cabinet
Parliament still needs to give its approval to the bill which would allow the 83-year-old to step down.
Bill paves way for Japan's ageing Emperor to step down
Japan’s cabinet has approved a bill to allow Emperor Akihito to step down.
"There is a lot of pressure" - how "Premium Friday" could help the Japanese
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.
Japan tackles its workaholic culture
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.
Japanese emperor's apparent desire to step down poses succession questions
Emperor Akihito cannot step down under Japanese law but has expressed concern about his ability to carry out his duties fully - what happens now?
Japanese Emperor Akihito hints at wish to step down because of old age
In only his second ever public address to the nation, Japan’s Emperor Akihito has signalled his desire to step down.
Japan: from diplomacy to a show-of-force?
Shinzo Abe picks a hawkish conservative ally as defence minister, prompting fears of ruffled feathers among Tokyo's Asian neighbours.
Japan is slowly closing the gender gap
Last Sunday Koike Yuriko was elected as the first woman governor of Tokyo.
Tokyo poised to elect first female governor - exit polls
Tokyo appears poised to welcome its first ever female governor.
Tokyo elects its first female governor
Tokyo has elected Yuriko Koike as its first female governor, according to widely trusted exit polls.
Japan's Shinzo Abe's landslide election win paves way for constitution change
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s landslide election victory is a double-edged sword.
PM Abe expected to win again as Japan goes to the polls
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…
Strong peaceful China vital for the world says Japan's Sone
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…
'Abenomics' under scrutiny - Japan slumps back into recession
The Japanese economy shrank by 0.2 percent between July-September, Japanese government data showed last Monday. Several reports have suggested
Tokyo courts foreign business
The Japanese capital wants to become the world's top financial center and is working hard to attract more foreign investors and firms.
Japan sports minister to quit over Olympic Stadium costs
Japan’s sports and education minister, Hakubun Shimomura, has submitted his resignation over abandoned plans for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics main
Incredible scenes in Japan over law to allow troops to fight abroad
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 lawmakers approve contentious bills to bolster military presence abroad
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 cabinet approves draft laws to expand military role
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.