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The British offshore wind firm hoping to win big on Japan’s 'trump card'

As more overseas companies arrive in the Asia Pacific in search of opportunities in the renewables industry, one U.K. firm sees Japan as the ideal base for regional growth. → Read More

As Japan takes to rental e-scooters, some see changes to cities ahead

Services such as Luup could shift the nation's train station-centric urban layouts, but they have attracted controversy over drunken driving. → Read More

In Japan, people gather in solidarity with China's anti-lockdown protests

With criticism tightly controlled in China, the protestors there are “very, very brave,” a demonstrator said, adding that that's why "I can’t do nothing, I must do something.” → Read More

Released Japanese filmmaker calls for greater scrutiny of Myanmar junta

Toru Kubota was arrested and detained in Myanmar for filming a small demonstration against the junta, but recently returned to Japan. → Read More

Concerned about the future, will more Japanese youth seek opportunities overseas?

Amid a growing sense that the economic downturn in Japan is more than just a passing phase, some Japanese are heading abroad to seek better pay and a change in lifestyle. → Read More

Weak yen could keep foreign workers away from Japan

The yen’s rapid slide against the dollar has eroded the value of overseas remittances, causing concern at firms that rely on staff from abroad. → Read More

Japan's eagerly anticipated reopening gets off to slow start

Despite the eagerly anticipated reopening, many of those arriving at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on Tuesday were either business travelers or residents returning after trips abroad. → Read More

Even as Japan’s border creaks open, unmarried couples still struggle to reunite

The categories of people allowed entry has been slowly expanded, but those in uncertified relationships have been left out, prompting some to tie the knot. → Read More

Debate over Abe's state funeral puts spotlight on practices of other nations

Japanese social media users have used "real state funeral" to refer to Queen Elizabeth II's ceremony, highlighting their opposition to the state funeral plan for Abe. → Read More

Japanese government confirms emperor and empress will attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

The relationship between Britain's royal family and the imperial family stretches back multiple decades and generations. → Read More

Estimated costs for Abe state funeral rise to ¥1.66 billion

The original estimate of ¥250 million has risen now that the cost of security and welcoming overseas dignitaries has been factored in. → Read More

On medical exchange program in Tokyo, Ukrainians both receive and give lessons

The Juntendo University training has allowed Ukrainian doctors and students to receive essential training, and they have been able to share lessons on conflict too. → Read More

Disapproval rate for Kishida rises amid mounting problems

A Yomiuri Shimbun poll found that the Cabinet disapproval rating had topped 40% for the first time and now stood at 41%, up 7 percentage points from the previous poll in early August. → Read More

Kishida working remotely after COVID-19 diagnosis

As a result of his infection, the prime minister will no longer travel to Tunisia for an African development conference and will instead attend online. → Read More

Kishida shuffles key Cabinet and LDP posts amid sagging approval ratings

The reshuffle took place a month earlier than expected and comes amid myriad challenges for the prime minister at home and abroad. → Read More

Kishida Cabinet’s approval rating falls as headwinds mount

Rising COVID-19 cases have started to weigh on the prime minister's popularity, while links between the LDP and the Unification Church are also having an impact. → Read More

In Japan, ties between politics and religion run deep

The assassination of Shinzo Abe has shed light on politicians' ties to the Unification Church, but less controversial organizations also play a political role. → Read More

Kishida meets top South Korean diplomat, but improved ties remain elusive

Despite strained ties in recent years, Park Jin’s visit offered a rare chance for Tokyo and Seoul to make headway on the wartime labor issue. → Read More

Shinzo Abe’s funeral procession passes through a somber Tokyo

Crowds looked on as a black hearse carrying Abe’s body, with his wife, Akie, in the passenger seat, headed toward Japan’s political center of Nagatacho. → Read More

Constitutional revision inches closer in Japan, but actual change still far off

Divisions over what aspects to revise and more pressing political issues for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida could delay change to the top law. → Read More