Weather

Krosa: Japan not out of the woods as latest storm hits

Torrential rain and strong winds injure dozens of people, with hundreds of flights cancelled and traffic paralysed.

Krosa: Japan not out of the woods as latest storm hits

Asia Pacific

South Koreans mark anniversary of end of Japan's colonial rule

Anti-Japan protests have included renewed calls for an apology and compensation for forced sex workers during World War II.

AJ Impact

South Korea's Moon signals talks with Japan as trade war simmers

President Moon marks 74th anniversary of Korean liberation from Japan with offer of 'fair trade' with Tokyo.

South Korea's Moon signals talks with Japan as trade war simmers

Japan

Japan's Abe skips Yasukuni shrine visit but sends offering

Gesture marking 74th anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender likely to draw backlash from China, South Korea.

Japan's Abe skips Yasukuni shrine visit but sends offering

AJ Impact

South Korea to remove Japan from preferred trade list

Seoul's announcement is seen as retaliation after similar move from Tokyo igniting fears of wider consequence.

South Korea to remove Japan from preferred trade list

AJ Impact

Japan's surprise growth spurt fails to lift clouds on horizon

Gross domestic product defied expectations again, growing an annualised 1.8 percent in the second quarter.

Japan's surprise growth spurt fails to lift clouds on horizon

Asia Pacific

Nagasaki mayor urges Japan to sign UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

Japanese city marks 74th anniversary of deadly US nuclear bombing during World War II with renewed call for peace.

Nagasaki mayor urges Japan to sign UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

AJ Impact

Moon: Trade dispute with Japan helps no one

Moon's comments come as Japan granted approval for first Seoul-bound shipment of chemicals under new export designation.

Moon: Trade dispute with Japan helps no one

AJ Impact

Japan says export step not aimed at hurting ties with Seoul

Japan's senior government spokesperson plays down measures against South Korea as a boycott of Japanese goods continues.

Japan says export step not aimed at hurting ties with Seoul

Nuclear weapons

Hiroshima atomic bomb: The US nuclear attack that changed history

As Japan marks 74th anniversary of world's first nuclear bomb attack, we examine the events that shaped history.

Hiroshima atomic bomb: The US nuclear attack that changed history

South Korea

Anti-Japan banners in Seoul taken down after public outcry

Officials in South Korean capital removes banners that read 'I won't go [to Japan], I will not buy [Japanese products]'.

Anti-Japan banners in Seoul taken down after public outcry

AJ Impact

Decades of distrust: Japanese firms may suffer in South Korea row

Tokyo's curbs on tech exports to South Korea may score political points at home, but could hurt some top Japanese firms.

Decades of distrust: Japanese firms may suffer in South Korea row

AJ Impact

Asian shares hit 2-month lows as Sino-US trade tensions escalate

US President Donald Trump abruptly decided on Thursday to slap 10 percent tariffs on $300bn in Chinese imports.

Asian shares hit 2-month lows as Sino-US trade tensions escalate

AJ Impact

Japan to remove South Korea from favoured trade list

Tokyo's move follows its decision last month to restrict exports of chemicals key to South Korea's chip industry.

Japan to remove South Korea from favoured trade list

AJ Impact

Why are US dollars getting so expensive?

Demand for dollars is increasing as investors prepare for an expected ramp-up of Treasury bill issuance.

Why are US dollars getting so expensive?