Asia Pacific

Japan - first stop for Trump's Asia-Pacific tour

Donald Trump has kicked off his 12-day tour of the Asia-Pacific region in Japan.

Donald Trump

Trump in Asia: Conundrum over N Korea's nuclear threat

Alarms raised globally over both Kim and Trump's unpredictability - and relative inexperience on the world stage.

Trump in Asia: Conundrum over N Korea's nuclear threat

Japan

Japan PM Abe: 'All options on the table' with N Korea

As President Trump arrives in Tokyo, Japan's conservative leader manoeuvres to rewrite the pacifist constitution.

Japan PM Abe: 'All options on the table' with N Korea

Weather

Tokyo hit by second tropical cyclone in a week

Second storm in a week hits Japan but this time the winds are far weaker.

Tokyo hit by second tropical cyclone in a week

Japan

Car-makers struggle to attract millennial buyers

The world's top vehicle-makers are displaying their latest supercars and driving technology at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Inside Story

Will Abe change Japan's pacifist constitution?

After election win for his party and coalition partner, the PM signaled a push towards reforming the constitution.

Japan

Japan's Abe vows to tackle North Korea threat after poll win

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has strengthened his party's stance against North Korea, following his ruling coalition's decisive victory in Sunday's election.

Weather

Deadly Typhoon Lan hits Tokyo

Second storm now threatens the country's southeast.

Deadly Typhoon Lan hits Tokyo

Elections

Japan's Abe aims at North Korea after big poll win

Prime minister's ruling coalition wins super majority in snap election, boosting push to reform pacifist constitution.

Abe: Japan to pursue 'strong diplomacy' against N Korea

Japan

Japan's Abe on way to big election victory

Exit polls show prime minister set to become his country's longest serving leader since the second world war.

Shinzo Abe

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe poised to win snap election

A resounding majority could pave the way for the Japanese leader to revise the country's pacifist constitution.

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe poised to win snap election

Asia Pacific

Typhoon Lan bears down on Japan

Powerful storm, locally know as Paolo, barrels in from the northwest Pacific, potentially disrupting election process.

Typhoon Lan bears down on Japan

Elections

Japan snap elections: All you need to know

Early vote called by PM Shinzo Abe comes amid corruption scandals and rising tensions with North Korea.

Elections

Japan elections: Vote scheduled for October 22

Japan will go to the polls in a week, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called an early election.

Counting the Cost

Kobe Steel: A scandal made in Japan

Japan's third-largest steelmaker has admitted it faked data on parts used in cars, planes and trains.