Sport

Japan child athletes 'punched in the face, kicked, beaten'

Human Rights Watch report alleges physical, verbal and sexual abuse of young athletes across 50 different sports.

Japan child athletes 'punched in the face, kicked, beaten'

AJ Impact

Decoupling from China: Japan to pay its firms to invest at home

Japan to subsidise manufacturers hundreds of millions of dollars to invest at home and Southeast Asia instead of China.

Decoupling from China: Japan to pay its firms to invest at home

Japan

Japan accuses China of pushing territorial claims during pandemic

White paper approved by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe describes 'relentless' intrusions near group of East China Sea islets.

Japan accuses China of pushing territorial claims during pandemic

Coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 cases soar in US, grow in India, South Africa and Brazil

Two World Health Organization experts have gone to China for a mission to trace the origin of the pandemic.

COVID-19 cases soar in US, grow in India, South Africa and Brazil

Defence

Analysis: The Asia-Pacific arms race has taken an ominous turn

As China increases its military might and trust in US alliances erode, Australia and Japan are going on the offensive.

Analysis: The Asia-Pacific arms race has taken an ominous turn

AJ Impact

Going vacant: Japan's empty offices drag real estate shares down

Office vacancies in Tokyo's main business areas have risen for four consecutive months due to coronavirus lockdowns.

Going vacant: Japan's empty offices drag real estate shares down

Asia Pacific

Japan moves to close iconic Mount Fuji to hikers over COVID-19

The volcano normally attracts crowds of visitors every summer, including many who believe it holds special religious significance.

Asia Pacific

Japan set for more heavy rain amid flood disaster

Floods and landslides have killed 59 people in Japan since Saturday as soldiers, police and rescue workers strive to reach stranded people.

Asia Pacific

China, Japan hit by devastating floods, mudslides

Dozens of people have died in the flooding and millions have been told to leave their homes.

Japan

'Time running out': Japan keeps searching for flooding survivors

At least 50 deaths confirmed but officials expect the toll to rise as new heavy rain warnings are issued.

Japan

'Time running out': Japan keeps searching for flooding survivors

At least 50 deaths confirmed but officials expect the toll to rise as new heavy rain warnings are issued.

'Time running out': Japan keeps searching for flooding survivors

AJ Impact

Japan's household spending slumps by record amid pandemic

Household spending slumped 16.2 percent in May from a year earlier, as Japanese tightened their belts.

Japan's household spending slumps by record amid pandemic

Asia Pacific

Deadly floods, landslides wreak havoc in southern Japan

For Japan, it is the worst natural disaster since a typhoon stuck last October.

Japan

In Pictures: Desperate searches as dozens die in Japan floods

Thousands of rescue workers search through the wreckage of houses to look for survivors as nearly 40 are feared dead.

In Pictures: Desperate searches as dozens die in Japan floods

Asia Pacific

Tokyo's Koike re-elected governor, buoyed by coronavirus handling

First female governor of Japan's capital is seen as possible future candidate for prime minister.

Tokyo's Koike re-elected governor, buoyed by coronavirus handling