People in Hiroshima and Nagasaki welcome news that the U.N. nuclear weapons ban treaty will take effect in January.

Suga seeks carbon neutral Japan by 2050

Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide pledges to aim for Japan to become a carbon neutral society by 2050 in his first ...

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Japan won't join UN nuclear ban treaty

Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu says Japan will not join the U.N. U.N. nuclear weapons ban treaty that will becom...

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Japan, Britain sign trade deal

Japan and Britain sign a bilateral free trade agreement with a view to putting it into effect in January.

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Amusement park lights up for medical workers

Yomiuriland, an amusement park in the Tokyo suburbs, lights up for medical workers.

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Princess Mako turns 29

Japan's Princess Mako, the elder daughter of Crown Prince Fumihito, turns 29.

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Kyoto thrives amid pandemic

Kyoto, Japan's ancient capital that attracts tens of millions of tourists each year, was devastated by the coronavirus p...

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Researchers test masks using coronavirus

Researchers in Japan test the effectiveness of masks using the actual coronavirus for the first time ever.

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Emperor, empress meet foster home officials

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako meet with officials of foster homes to hear about their measures against the...

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Coronavirus drill held on Japanese cruise ship

The operator of Japanese cruise ship Asuka 2 holds a coronavirus drill prior to resuming services in November.

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