Asia Pacific

Japan-South Korea radar spat shakes stability - when US needs it

Ahead of US-North Korea summit, analysts say latest dispute between neighbours threatens delicate regional dynamics.

Japan-South Korea radar spat shakes stability - when US needs it

Asia

South Korean 'comfort women' activist dies at 93

Kim Bok-dong spent years demanding justice for Japan's wartime sexual violence against women.

South Korean 'comfort women' activist dies at 93

Japan

'Hostage justice': How Japan secures confessions and convictions

Carlos Ghosn's experience is all too common in Japan where prosecutors are notorious for keeping suspects in detention.

'Hostage justice': How Japan secures confessions and convictions

Football

Japan edge out Iran to reach Asian Cup final

Osako scores a brace in Japan's 3-0 win, the first time in the current tournament that Iran conceded a goal.

Japan beats Iran to reach Asian Cup football final

Japan

Japan's PM vows to restore relations with North Korea

Conciliatory message contrasts sharply from a year ago when Abe set out a hardline approach towards Pyongyang.

Japan: Shinzo Abe vows to restore relations with North Korea

Tennis

Naomi Osaka: When Japan woke up to a new queen

The 21-year-old becomes tennis's new world number one after winning the Australian Open, her second Grand Slam.

Naomi Osaka: When Japan woke up to a new queen

Opinion

Japan must stand with Vietnamese human rights activists

As Vietnam’s largest bilateral donor, Japan is in a unique position to raise human rights issues.

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Business & Economy

Renault boss Carlos Ghosn has resigned: French economy minister

Move likely to help ease tensions with Renault's partner Nissan following Ghosn's arrest over financial misconduct.

Renault boss Carlos Ghosn has resigned: French economy minister

Business & Economy

Tokyo court rejects ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn's bail request

Rejection comes despite last-ditch personal appeal by 64-year-old to give up passport, submit to electronic tracking.

Tokyo court rejects ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn's bail request

Russia

The strategic islands at heart of Russia-Japan feud

The decades-old dispute has prevented the two countries from concluding a peace treaty to formally end World War II.

All you need to know about islands at heart of Russia-Japan feud

Russia

Putin hosting Abe for talks to break 70-year island deadlock

Tokyo and Moscow are locked in territorial dispute over four islands taken by Soviet army in last days of World War II.

Putin hosting Abe for talks to break 70-year island deadlock

Business & Economy

Carlos Ghosn pledges not to flee Japan if granted bail

Arrested car industry executive offers to give up his passport, submit to electronic tracking to gain release on bail.

Carlos Ghosn pledges not to flee Japan if granted bail

Asia Pacific

Volcano erupts on Japanese island, sends ash into sky

Eruption sends smoke into the air over sparsely-inhabited southern island, but there is no evacuation warning.

Volcano erupts on Japan's Kuchinoerabu island

Japan

Japan court denies bail to former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn

Lebanese tycoon will remain in detention following his arrest over financial misconduct.

Japan court denies bail to former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn

Asia Pacific

Kuril islands sovereignty not for discussion, Russia tells Japan

Remarks by Russian foreign minister after talks with Japanese counterpart set stage for upcoming Putin-Abe meeting.

Kuril islands sovereignty not for discussion, Russia tells Japan