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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to push for charter rewrite

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday vowed he would try to persuade a sceptical public of the need to revise Japan’s pacifist Consti-tution, the day after scoring a thumping election victory.

Shinzo Abe re-elected in Japan, but turnout is low

Voters cast votes in Japan's general election at a polling station in Tokyo on Sunday.  — AFP

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election Sunday in a snap poll he had billed as a referendum on his economic policies after early success faded into a recession.

20 years after a grey box changed gaming forever

Twenty years ago, a small grey box of electronic tricks made its debut in Japan, heralding the birth of the global gaming phenomenon that changed the entertainment landscape, launching titles that now

Shinzo Abe’s party takes lead in polls prior to elections

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party showed a strong lead in opinion polls released on Monday ahead of Japan’s general election next month, despite a majority of respondents giving a thumbs down t

Abe seeks verdict on ‘Abenomics’

Shinzo Abe

Japan PM hopes to cement grip on power before his support ratings slip too far

‘Humans could live in a new Atlantis’


Forget colonies in space, one Japanese construction company says in the future human beings could live in huge complexes that corkscrew deep into the ocean.

Deregulation at heart of Japan’s robot revolution

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Neurosurgeon Tetsuya Goto had just begun testing a robot to perform brain surgery when he discovered Japan was moving to tighten regulations that would shut down his seven-year project.

Japan: ‘Black widow’ with seven dead partners held

Chisako Kakehi

A 67-year-old millionairess was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of poisoning her husband with cyanide as it emerged six former partners had already died, in Japan’s latest apparent “black widow” ca

Japan PM to seek fresh mandate

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at a press conference at his official residence in Tokyo, on Tuesday. — AP

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that he would call an early election to seek a fresh mandate for his economic policies, and postpone an unpopular sales tax rise, a day after data sh

Japan bans revenge porn, House clears criminal bill

Japan’s lower house on Tuesday passed a bill criminalising “revenge porn”, as it seeks a legal remedy to a growing problem of the Internet age.

The massacre of the innocents at the Army school in Peshawar highlights dangers that our schools are exposed to.

Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party’s poster woman, Smriti Irani, has been made the Union human resources development minister, she has been embroiled in controversies.