The Covid-19 crisis became a dominating issue for the world, and Japan is no exception. This is a timeline of the events so far.
Former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori represents the worst of Japan’s politics, melding misogyny with racism.
Global warming is progressively creating a new reality that ships from East Asia, including Japan, might soon be regularly able to reach Europe more quickly via the shipping route that runs along Russia’s Arctic coast, from the Bering Strait in the east to the Kara Sea in the west, rather than using the conventional route via the Suez Canal.
After the debacle at the end of the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks last November in Vietnam, all eyes were on Canada as the talks resumed in Tokyo.
The Abe administration is now warming to the notion of moving forward with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact with the eleven nations other than the United States.
Japanese businessmen allege that they fell victim to an elaborate set of confidence schemes in the Southeast Asian state of Brunei.