The country's grip on the fashion industry is growing firmer, financially and culturally. Now, with manga ‘cosplay’ and runways in Sumo halls, it’s gone hyper
The Yamaguchi-gumi Yakuza in Kobe cancelled the party as a precaution in the aftermath of an internal split
The world marvelled at the courage of those who helped decommission the ruined reactors after the nuclear meltdown, but their bravery may have come at a huge cost
COLUMN: We need people from one to 15 who know that speed of ball is everything
With a favourable exchange rate and rail and plane deals, it's a great time to visit the Land of the Rising Sun.
The trade deal is reported to have been agreed after negotiating sessions in the US
The iM-4 is going to be called Ignis in Japan although the naming for other markets has yet to be confirmed
Sporting underdogs allow us to fantasise that we too can conquer impossible odds, says Sam Kitchener. And for plucky no-hopers, nothing beats the Rugby World Cup
The list includes garlic, fish and prawns
The sporting event of the year isn't what you might think
Peruvian's sibling was sentenced to 35 years in prison following the deaths of 25 people in Peru between 2000 and 2006
The vote could result in Japan having the ability to enter into international conflict, for the first time since 1947
The 74-year-old film maker is perhaps best known for Spirited Away, which won an Oscar in 2001
140,000 people died in a city of 350,000, with 90 per cent of the city in utter ruin
Chairman previously claimed use of 'comfort women' was 'common'
Japan’s trade deficit has hit an all-time high as imports were swollen by higher energy prices and a weak yen.