Asia Pacific

US submarine arrives in S Korea as tensions rise

Flurry of diplomacy under way as North Korea reportedly marks military anniversary with large-scale artillery drill.

US submarine arrives in South Korea as envoys meet

Asia Pacific

Pence sounds fresh warning to North Korea

Visiting Japan as part of trip to reassure allies, US vice president promises 'overwhelming and effective response'.

Asia Pacific

N Korea tension dominates Pence’s Japan visit

US Vice President Mike Pence says there has to be a new approach to dealing with North Korea. He is in Tokyo where trade was supposed to be the focus of his meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Asia Pacific

China urges peaceful solution to N Korea standoff

Foreign minister's warning comes as US threatens military action after North's latest nuclear test in defiance of UN.

Asia Pacific

Japan's Toshiba under threat after $4.8bn loss

The survival of Japanese conglomerate Toshiba is under threat after it posted a loss of $4.8bn for most of last year. The electronics and construction conglomerate has also warned it may lose more than $8bn this year.

Asia Pacific

Japanese swordsmith looks to preserve craft

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.

Asia Pacific

Seven students, one teacher killed in Japan avalanche

Mountain-climbing expedition of several local schools in Tochigi prefecture engulfed by avalanche in Nasu ski resort.

High school students hit by avalanche in Tochigi's Nasu

Asia Pacific

Japanese architecture on display in new London show

A gallery in the UK capital is showcasing the work of Japanese architects from the past 70 years. The exhibition features the work of 40 architects. Al Jazeera’s Jessica Baldwin reports from London.

Asia Pacific

Japan rolls out new military vessel

The second of Japan's largest military ships is now officially on duty. A commissioning ceremony has been held in Yokohama dockyards near Tokyo.

Arts & Culture

How Le Corbusier inspired Japanese architecture

Built in 1959, Tokyo's National Museum of Western Art received World Heritage designation last summer.

French architect Le Corbusier's foray into the Far East

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.

South China Sea: Japan to deploy largest warship

Japan

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.

How Fukushima gave rise to a new anti-racism movement

Japan

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.

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

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.