Japan

Nissan board fires chairman Carlos Ghosn: media

Franco-Japanese alliance has been rattled to its core by Ghosn's arrest over financial misconduct.

Nissan board fires chairman Carlos Ghosn: media

Japan

Nissan board to meet over Ghosn with Renault alliance in focus

Ghosn's arrest casts shadow over carmakers' alliance as French and Japanese finance ministers prepare to meet on issue.

Nissan board to meet over Ghosn with Renault alliance in focus

South Korea

South Korea's move to scrap WWII sex slavery fund upsets Japan

South Korea says controversial foundation doesn't function properly because of opposition from public and victims.

South Korea's move to scrap WWII sex slavery fund upsets Japan

Business & Economy

Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn 'arrested for misconduct'

Car giant to sack chairman facing accusations of under-reporting his income and misuse of company funds; shares plunge.

Human Rights

Eugenic sterilisation in Japan: 'We all have the right to live'

As Tokyo prepares for the 2020 Paralympics, victims of Japan's forced sterilisation programme are fighting for justice.

South Korea

Japan TV station cancels K-Pop stars BTS over atomic-bomb T-shirt

T-shirt shows a mushroom cloud created by an atomic bomb with the words: 'Patriotism OurHistory Liberation Korea'.

Japan TV station cancels K-Pop stars BTS over atomic-bomb T-shirt

Asia Pacific

Japan's disability shame: Sterilisation victims demand apology

In a country preparing to host the next Paralympic Games in 2020, the prejudice continues for the seven million Japanese living with disabilities.

101 East

Japan's Disability Shame

Examining how the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games is shining light on Japan's mistreatment of people considered imperfect.

Japan

Japan to loosen strict immigration rules amid labour shortage

Government to allow in blue-collar workers as businesses from hotels to construction struggle to find staff.

Japan to loosen strict immigration rules amid labour shortage

South Korea

South Korean court orders Japanese firm to compensate WWII slaves

Landmark ruling will have a serious economic and political impact on Japanese-South Korean ties, analysts say.

South Korean court orders Japanese firm to compensate WWII slaves

Japan

Japan's Princess Ayako marries commoner, loses royal status

Princess Ayako is the latest female royal to leave Japan's shrinking Imperial Household.

Japan's Princess Ayako marries commoner, loses royal status

Asia Pacific

Abe and Modi to discuss trade, security in Japan summit

Japanese prime minister welcomes his Indian counterpart before the launch of formal talks in Tokyo on Monday.

Abe and Modi to discuss trade, security in Japan summit

Asia Pacific

'A new phase': China, Japan pledge to forge closer ties

Traditional Asian rivals agree to work together to boost economic ties amid rising trade tensions with Washington.

Japan

'It was like hell': Japanese journalist arrives home

Jumpei Yasuda, who described his detention in Syria as painful, was reunited with family after three years in captivity.

Japanese journalist Yasuda returns home after captivity in Syria

Middle East

Japanese journalist captured in Syria 'freed'

Citing Qatari officials, Japan says a man believed to be Jumpei Yasuda has been freed after three years of captivity.

Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda captured in Syria 'freed'