Asia Pacific

South China Sea: Japan to deploy largest warship

Izumo carrier will cruise the South China Sea with stops in Southeast Asia before heading to India for US war games.


How Fukushima gave rise to a new anti-racism movement

The Fukushima disaster of 2011 ignited an anti-racism resistance movement in Japan to defend minorities such as Koreans.


Sexual assault in Japan: 'Every girl was a victim'

Sexual assault of schoolgirls is commonplace on Japan's public transportation, but now more girls are speaking out.

Asia Pacific

Abe could become Japan's longest serving premier

LDP ruling party members vote to extend terms limits allowing the prime minister to seek third term in 2018.

Asia Pacific

Rule change could make Shinzo Abe Japan's longest-serving PM

New rules could see Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, becoming the country’s longest-serving leader since World War II.

Human Rights

US: Remembering Japanese internment camps 75 years on

A camp survivor and the granddaughter of interned Japanese Americans take a journey through family and national history.


Toshiba chairman quits as firm posts $6.3bn loss

Shares in Japanese electronics and energy giant dropped eight percent after delaying financial results by a month.

United States

A lesson from America's Japanese internment camps

'Japanese Americans will be allies of Muslims. We know civil rights can be overridden in a climate of fearmongering.'

US & Canada

Trump assures Abe over disputed East China Sea islands

Leaders of US and Japan sign joint statement reaffirming former's commitment to defend its ally militarily.

South Korea

The debate over South Korea's 'comfort women'

Academic Park Yu-ha has disputed the widely held narrative of sexual slavery and victimisation under Japan during WWII.


Constant snow for Japan

The current weather pattern over the Sea of Japan is bringing windy, cold and snowy weather to much of the country.


Japan, S Korea scramble jets after China flies bombers

Japan and South Korea say Chinese military planes flew over East China Sea and the Sea of Japan for hours on Monday.

South Korea

Monk critical after sex slavery protest immolation

Buddhist monk sets himself on fire in demonstration against agreement with Japan on compensation for wartime sex slaves.


Sex slave statue sparks Japan-South Korea row

Ambassador recalled in protest against statue symbolising victims of Japanese wartime sex slavery.


China and South Korea decry Japan war shrine visit

Defence minister prays at Yasukuni, a flashpoint for criticism from countries which suffered under Japanese colonialism.