AJ Impact

Japan's Abe orders antivirus steps as December consumption falls

The government said is watching developments closely as the virus outbreak could hurt inbound tourism and consumption.

Japan's Abe orders antivirus steps as December consumption falls

Japan

Japan's Abe warns conflict with Iran affects entire world

Japan is longtime ally of the United States, but has long-standing relations and interests with Iran.

Japan's Abe warns conflict with Iran affects entire world

AJ Impact

Japan casino bribery investigation widens, arcade operator raided

The raided gaming company operates pachinko parlours, a highly popular form of legal gambling in Japan.

Japan casino bribery investigation widens, arcade operator raided

Hassan Rouhani

Iran welcomes Japan opting out of US-led naval mission in Gulf

After meeting Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani announces Tokyo will not take part in US mission.

Iran welcomes Japan opting out of US-led naval mission in Gulf

Hassan Rouhani

Iran's Rouhani visits Japan amid nuclear deal impasse

Iranian president holds talks with Japanese PM Abe in Tokyo on future of crumbling landmark 2015 agreement.

Iran's Rouhani visits Japan amid nuclear deal impasse

Iran

Iran confirms President Hassan Rouhani to visit US ally Japan

Announcement comes after Japan PM Shinzo Abe said Tokyo keen to play bigger role in resolving Tehran-Washington impasse.

Iran confirms President Hassan Rouhani to visit US ally Japan

AJ Impact

Pokemon protest: Activists at COP25 slam Japan coal plants

Climate advocates reject Japan's embrace of dirty fossil fuel for energy security at home and money-making abroad.

Pokemon protest: Activists at COP25 slam Japan coal plants

AJ Impact

Japan's economy to get $119bn stimulus: PM Abe

The country has struggled with slowing growth due to a slump in exports, a recent sales tax hike and natural disasters.

Japan's economy to get $119bn stimulus: PM Abe

AJ Impact

What Trump wants: Japan and US sign a deal

The deal has been criticised in Japan as the US did not guarantee that it would not impose tariffs on Japanese vehicles.

What Trump wants: Japan and US sign a deal

North Korea

N Korea warns Japan's Abe may soon see 'real ballistic missile'

Pyongyang lashes out at Japanese leader stepping up rhetoric against close US ally in the region as nuclear talks stall.

N Korea warns Japan's Abe may soon see 'real ballistic missile'

AJ Impact

Japan's exports drop the most in three years as trade war hits

Exports of cars and car parts to the US and China in particular contribute towards a slump in October exports.

Japan's exports drop the most in three years as trade war hits

AJ Impact

Japan's lower house passes US trade deal without auto concessions

The deal will lower US tariffs on Japanese goods by only about 10 percent of government projections.

Japan's lower house passes US trade deal without auto concessions

AJ Impact

Japan's economy almost stalls as trade war bites

Growth in the third quarter slowed more than economists had expected as the US-China trade war dampened exports.

Japan's economy almost stalls as trade war bites

Japan

Japan PM Abe's justice minister quits over poll fraud scandal

Katsuyuki Kawai is the second member of prime minister's cabinet to leave in a week over election-related controversy.

Japan PM Abe's justice minister quits over poll fraud scandal

AJ Impact

Melons, crabs and a funeral: Japan's trade minister resigns

Isshu Sugawara steps down on allegations that he violated election law just a month after his appointment to the post.

Melons, crabs and a funeral: Japan's trade minister resigns