Witness

Japan's Tattoo Outlaws

A landmark legal battle over the future of tattooing erupts in Japan after police crack down on tattoo artists in Osaka.

Reporter's Notebook

Time for Shinzo Abe to enter the spotlight

First summit with China and South Korea in years offers Japan's prime minister a chance to take focus off declining popularity.

Time for Shinzo Abe to enter the spotlight

Lebanon

May Shigenobu, child of the revolution

How a small group of Japanese revolutionaries secretly aided the Palestinian cause from Lebanon.

May Shigenobu, child of the revolution

War & Conflict

Japan's military rising with first marines since WWII

'Defence of our islands has become a critical mandate,' said Tomohiro Yamamoto vice defence minister.

Japan's military rising with first marines since WWII

Japan

Japan seeks 'maximum pressure' on N Korea before talks

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit Trump in April to align strategy aimed at Pyongyang giving up its nuclear programme.

Japan eyes 'maximum pressure' on N Korea ahead of talks

Weather

Visitors flock to see the cherry blossoms in Japan

This year's full bloom in Tokyo is expected to continue until April 1.

Visitors flock to see the cherry blossoms in Japan

Politics

Akie Abe accused in land sale scandal

Japan’s first lady has not commented.

Akie Abe accused in land sale scandal

Talk to Al Jazeera

The new TPP trade deal: Going ahead without Trump

Despite the US exit from the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership, the 11 other signatories are moving on with a new deal.

Science & Technology

Top Japanese scientist remembered

Described as one of the greatest Japanese scientists, Katsuko Saruhashi would have been 98 years on Thursday.

Katsuko Saruhashi: Why Google honours her today

Japan

Japan marks seventh tsunami anniversary

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says government will continue rebuilding homes in regions still affected by 2011 disaster.

Japan tsunami anniversary: PM Shinzo Abe pledges to rebuild

Asia Pacific

Japan builds new tsunami walls

Huge concrete walls are being built along parts of Japan's coast to protect it from tsunamis.

United States

Trump's 25 percent duties plan draws angry reactions

Threat of steep tariffs on steel and aluminium imports prompts calls by trading partners to Trump to rethink his plan.

Japan

Kawasaki hate speech: The rise of Japan's far right

As North Korea's nuclear ambitions grow, Japan's far-right nationalist party points the finger at its Korean community.

South Korea

S Korea's Moon says Japan sex slave issue 'not settled'

President Moon slams Japan's insistence that issue of sexual slavery during World War II occupation has been settled.

Sex slave issue: South Korea's Moon criticises Japan

101 East

Japan: In the Missile's Shadow

101 East asks if North Korean missile attacks are stoking fear and hatred in Japan.