Abe has made reform of the social security system a top priority to cope with Japan's fast-ageing, shrinking population.
19 Jun 2019 5:03 PM
The earthquake struck at a late hour in mainly sparsely populated areas so it was not easy to evaluate the damage immediately.
19 Jun 2019 8:48 AM
US West Texas Intermediate crude gained 44 cents, or 0.8 per cent, to USD 54.34 a barrel.
19 Jun 2019 8:46 AM
A strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit the northwest of the country.
18 Jun 2019 7:35 PM
The 33-year-old suspect, caught while lying on a bench beneath which the stolen gun had been placed, has denied the charges.
17 Jun 2019 12:35 PM
Plastic pollution has become an increasing concern, particularly after bans imposed by some countries on the import of plastic waste.
16 Jun 2019 6:38 PM
Drunkenly flying a drone weighing more than 200 grams (seven ounces) could also result in a fine of up to 300,000 yen (USD 2,750).
13 Jun 2019 3:01 PM
Legislators revised Japan’s century-old rape law in 2017 to include harsher penalties, among other changes.
12 Jun 2019 12:03 PM
Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto said the plan would help push a message of sustainability.
11 Jun 2019 2:56 PM
G20 finance minister and central bank chiefs produced statement saying, ‘growth remains low and risks remain tilted to the downside.’
09 Jun 2019 3:36 PM
The meeting focused on the ways to promote trade and cooperation among the G20 countries.
09 Jun 2019 11:55 AM
Japan, the world's third-largest economy, is hosting the G-20 for the first time since it was founded in 1999.
09 Jun 2019 11:38 AM
Global growth appears to be stabilizing and is projected to pick up moderately later this year and into 2020, said G20 communique.
08 Jun 2019 6:04 PM
While there were gaps on exact system, the policymakers agreed there needed to be a global approach to taxing the tech giants.
08 Jun 2019 12:05 PM
The proposed Fiat Chrysler deal collapsed suddenly on Thursday, with FCA laying the blame at the door of Paris.
08 Jun 2019 11:10 AM
US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was down by 32 cents, or 0.6 per cent, at USD 53.16 a barrel.
05 Jun 2019 9:04 AM
Mikami added that the operator has shut down the line and it was uncertain when services would be resumed.
02 Jun 2019 1:18 PM
In Tehran, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran was not seeking nuclear weapons, which its supreme leader had banned in an edict.
28 May 2019 11:52 AM
The fire department said 17 others were injured in the attack, among them more children.
28 May 2019 8:19 AM
The prosecutor’s office says other passengers reported seeing the man convulsing in the early hours of Friday.
27 May 2019 1:39 PM