23 January 2015 06:41 PM
Japan has been trying to leverage its influence in the Middle East
20 January 2015 06:01 PM
The jihadists' demands may force Prime Minister Abe to toughen his stance against terrorism - despite the country having a pacifist constitution
10 November 2014 06:28 PM
But the body language between China’s President and Japan’s Prime Minister today was telling
26 September 2014 06:12 PM
Members of the far-right group, Zaitokukai, visit Korean communities in Japanese cities, screaming slogans such as 'cockroaches' and 'kill, kill Koreans'
14 July 2014 12:24 AM
The group is one of the world’s most successful acts – but they are steeped in controversy
01 July 2014 06:12 PM
The country will now be able to engage in collective self-defence and come to the aid of a military ally who is under attack, but the move has proved to be bitterly divisive
01 July 2014 03:29 PM
Japan’s coalition government has approved a controversial reinterpretation of the nation’s pacifist constitution that will let its troops fight overseas for the first time since World War II.
18 June 2014 06:44 PM
At least 600 children a year fall victim to paedophile directors and photographers
07 February 2014 06:29 PM
Naoki Hyakuta says Japan was lured into the Second World War by America while liberating Asia from white colonialism.
Taiji Cove dolphins: Japanese government defends 'lawful' slaughter as hunters prepare to kill 200 animals
20 January 2014 06:19 PM
Hundreds of dolphins are killed in a remote Japanese bay during hunting season. The town argues it is an important tradition, but conservationists maintain the bloody practice is inhumane
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
Louise Mensch says 'F**K YOU' in explosive tweets about David Cameron, Saudi Embassy and the Queen over King Abdullah tributes
- 1 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 2 Mystery man who gave mum heart-warming note on train 'wanted to put a smile on her face'
- 3 Michelle Obama highlights harsh restrictions faced by Saudi women after meeting King Salman without wearing a headscarf
- 4 Mafia's wall of silence broken: Victim of Cosa Nostra's extortion rackets in its Corleone heartland co-operates with authorities for the first time ever
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent answer to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights