Asia Pacific

Innovative Japanese projects help seniors with dementia

Japan is celebrating a public holiday in honour of its senior citizens. Respect for the Elderly Day comes as the country breaks its own record for the number of people to reach the age of 100.

Asia Pacific

North Korea's ballistic-missile test angers neighbours

Japan PM sees 'no bright future' for North Korea 'on this path' while South Korea leader orders live-fire missile drill.

Asia Pacific

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

Launch of 'intermediate-range ballistic missile' comes day after it warned Japan and US over new UN sanctions.

Asia Pacific

North Korea gives sharp warning to US and Japan

Threat to turn US to 'ashes' and sink Japan 'into the sea' with nuclear bomb follows adoption of latest UN sanctions.

North Korea threatens US, Japan over UN sanctions

Asia

India to invest $17bn on Japanese bullet trains

Japanese premier Shinzo Abe hails new 'strategic and global partnership in the Indian-Pacific region'.

India to invest $17bn on Japanese bullet trains

Asia Pacific

Japan court upholds withholding subsidy from pro-Pyongyang school

Tension over North Korea's nuclear programme has led to a dispute over education in Japan. North Korean students there attend schools that receive support from Pyongyang.

North Korea

South Korea and Japan welcome North Korea sanctions

Pressure builds on North following latest nuclear test after UN Security Council unanimously backs new measures.

Nuclear weapons

North Korea threat boosts bomb shelter sales in Japan

Japanese demand for private bomb shelters has grown as North Korea continues to carry out frequent missile tests.

Asia Pacific

South Korea: World's longest protest over comfort women

25-year-old demonstration in Seoul draws international attention to Japan's World War II sex slavery in occupied Asia.

South Korea: World's longest protest over comfort women

Asia Pacific

Japan's atom-bomb survivors reflect on legacy

Japan is the only nation to have been attacked with nuclear weapons. So, unsurprisingly, the threats between North Korea and the US have made the Japanese people and their government very edgy.

Security

World leaders unite in condemnation of North Korea

Criticism of Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test is voiced around the world from South Korea and the US to China and Russia.

Asia Pacific

UK and Japan push for new sanctions against North Korea

The governments of Britain and Japan will step up the pace of sanctions against North Korea, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said during a visit to the Japanese capital of Tokyo.

Opinion

North Korea’s latest provocation needs strong response

The US needs to make it clear to Pyongyang that it cannot establish a 'new normal' by testing missiles over Japan.

J Berkshire Miller

by J Berkshire Miller

J Berkshire Miller

Asia Pacific

'Grave threat': North Korea fires missile over Japan

Japan condemns launch of ballistic missile, which fell into waters off Hokkaido island, as an 'unprecedented threat'.

Asia Pacific

Ten missing after US destroyer collides with oil tanker

Five sailors also reported injured after navy destroyer USS McCain collides with a tanker in waters east of Singapore.