Politics

Japan PM visits Pearl Harbor to promote reconciliation

Shinzo Abe's visit to memorial in Hawaii is the first to include ceremonies and speeches together with the US president.

Health

South Korea culls 15 percent of poultry stock

More than 22.5 million poultry killed amid the worst bird flu epidemic in farms across South Korea in recent times.

Politics

Russia, Japan make no progress on territorial dispute

Putin and Abe agree to start economic cooperation but do not find common ground on dispute over four islands.

Europe

The Kurils: A difficult life on the disputed islands

Locals say life is tough and development slow as Russian and Japanese leaders fail to come to agreement over dispute.

Russia

Russia and Japan seek deal over disputed territory

Putin arrives in Japan to discuss row over islands that prevents the two countries from formally ending World War II.

Japan

Japan's Abe to join Obama in Pearl Harbor visit

The prime minister will become Japan's first leader to visit the site of his country's attack on the US.

Japan

Tokyo sees first November snow in 54 years

Snow came as a shock for many residents, because just two days earlier the temperatures had reached a balmy 17C.

Japan

Japan: Earthquake triggers tsunami at Fukushima

No loss of life reported but thousands of residents flee for higher grounds after magnitude 7.4 quake.

Earthquake

Major earthquake strikes off Japan

Tsunami warning has been issued after quake hits with a depth of 10km off Japan's Fukushima prefecture.

South Sudan

Japanese peacekeepers arrive in South Sudan

Licensed for combat, new contingent of Japanese peacekeepers allowed to use force to protect UN staff and aid workers.

Japan

Trump meets Abe in first talks with a foreign leader

Japan PM "confident" president-elect is "trustworthy leader" amid anxiety over the future strength of US-Japan alliance.

REWIND

Japan: Aftermath of a Disaster

We return to Japan to see how the remote community of Miyako has recovered from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Nuclear energy

Japan, India sign 'historic' nuclear power deal

Landmark agreement signed in Tokyo despite criticism from anti-nuclear groups citing threats to safety.

Battle for Mosul

Iraq: Kurds deport Japanese man over alleged ISIL ties

Freelance journalist Kosuke Tsuneoka, detained over suspected links to ISIL, was handed over to Japanese authorities.

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines' Duterte wants US troops out in two years

Duterte, who made the announcement in Japan, also said he was willing to scrap defence pacts with the US if necessary.