Swords have been a part of Japanese culture for thousands of years. Al Jazeera spoke to one Japanese swordsmith determined to preserve the quality and history around the craft.
by Jessica Baldwin
by Rob Matheson
Arts & Culture
by Michael Penn
Asia Pacific13 Mar 2017 16:32 GMT
Izumo carrier will cruise the South China Sea with stops in Southeast Asia before heading to India for US war games.
Japan12 Mar 2017 09:37 GMT
The Fukushima disaster of 2011 ignited an anti-racism resistance movement in Japan to defend minorities such as Koreans.
Japan08 Mar 2017 09:26 GMT
Sexual assault of schoolgirls is commonplace on Japan's public transportation, but now more girls are speaking out.
Asia Pacific05 Mar 2017 19:36 GMT
LDP ruling party members vote to extend terms limits allowing the prime minister to seek third term in 2018.
Asia Pacific05 Mar 2017 19:35 GMT
New rules could see Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, becoming the country’s longest-serving leader since World War II.
Human Rights19 Feb 2017 11:16 GMT
A camp survivor and the granddaughter of interned Japanese Americans take a journey through family and national history.
Japan14 Feb 2017 11:38 GMT
Shares in Japanese electronics and energy giant dropped eight percent after delaying financial results by a month.
United States11 Feb 2017 07:41 GMT
'Japanese Americans will be allies of Muslims. We know civil rights can be overridden in a climate of fearmongering.'
US & Canada10 Feb 2017 21:49 GMT
Leaders of US and Japan sign joint statement reaffirming former's commitment to defend its ally militarily.
South Korea30 Jan 2017 05:43 GMT
Academic Park Yu-ha has disputed the widely held narrative of sexual slavery and victimisation under Japan during WWII.
Weather23 Jan 2017 20:27 GMT
The current weather pattern over the Sea of Japan is bringing windy, cold and snowy weather to much of the country.
China10 Jan 2017 10:17 GMT
Japan and South Korea say Chinese military planes flew over East China Sea and the Sea of Japan for hours on Monday.
South Korea08 Jan 2017 21:32 GMT
Buddhist monk sets himself on fire in demonstration against agreement with Japan on compensation for wartime sex slaves.
Politics06 Jan 2017 08:28 GMT
Ambassador recalled in protest against statue symbolising victims of Japanese wartime sex slavery.
Politics29 Dec 2016 20:51 GMT
Defence minister prays at Yasukuni, a flashpoint for criticism from countries which suffered under Japanese colonialism.
by Rupakjyoti Borah
by J Berkshire Miller
by Tom Hussain
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