One of Japan’s biggest pop groups, SMAP, has said it will not be breaking up after the country was gripped by rumours of a split.…View More Japan’s SMAP denies it is breaking up
A Japanese minister has said it is “necessary” for companies to enforce dress codes that require women to wear high heels at work. Takumi Nemoto,…View More Japan’s high heels at work rule is ‘necessary’
Emperor Akihito has become the first Japanese monarch to stand down in more than 200 years, handing over to his son, Naruhito. The 85-year-old was…View More Your questions on Japan’s emperors
Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito is set to formally mark his ascension to the Chrysanthemum throne on Wednesday, a day after his father became the first…View More Naruhito becomes Japan’s new emperor
Japan’s emperor Akihito has thanked his people for their support and expressed hope for a peaceful future as his three-decade reign drew to a close.…View More Japan’s emperor Akihito thanks his people for their support in abdication ceremony
A FRANTIC race is on to find the full wreckage of F-35a stealth jet that crashed into the sea before China or Russia can steal…View More Race to find Japan's F-35 stealth jet that crashed into sea before China or Russia can steal top secret tech
Half of Japan’s workaholic employees say they are ‘unhappy’ about being given ten-day holiday to mark new emperor Ten-day holiday for abdication of Emperor Akihito…View More Half of Japan’s workaholics ‘unhappy’ about ten-day royal holiday
Several times a night, Midori Ide wakes up to help her 96-year-old grandmother use the toilet. To make sure she can assist immediately, Midori sleeps…View More Who will look after Japan’s elderly?