Vietnamese families of Japanese soldiers share their stories

Vietnamese families of Japanese soldiers share their stories

Vietnamese wives and children of Japanese soldiers visit Japan and tell their stories to press in Tokyo.

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Mother of N.Korea abduction victim seeks Trump's cooperation

Mother of N.Korea abduction victim seeks Trump's cooperation

A Japanese woman whose daughter was abducted by North Korea 40 years ago wants US President Donald Trump's help getting...

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Japan asks US military to stop flare drills over residential areas

Japan asks US military to stop flare drills over residential areas

Japan's Defense Ministry asks the US military to refrain from conducting flare drill flights above residential areas.

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Tokyo mountain pot farming leads to arrest

Tokyo mountain pot farming leads to arrest

Tokyo police arrest two men for allegedly possessing marijuana with intent to sell and suspect they grew the pot on a mo...

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Crowdfunded project to help needy students in Tokyo's Shibuya

Crowdfunded project to help needy students in Tokyo's Shibuya

A study-coupon project financed by crowdfunding is launched in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward to help needy junior high school stu...

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Lower House campaigning begins

Lower House campaigning begins

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling LDP and ally Komeito square off against Yurike Koike's newly formed Kibo no To (Party...

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Princess Mako visits Ehime for sports event

Princess Mako visits Ehime for sports event

Princess Mako visits Ehime Prefecture for a national sports festival, taking in a town famous for towels and a small, en...

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Party of Hope vows to freeze consumption tax

Party of Hope vows to freeze consumption tax

The Party of Hope releases its political platform, pledging to freeze the consumption tax and phase out nuclear power.

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New party highlights Japan's divided opposition

New party highlights Japan's divided opposition

Japan has a new party, but a divided opposition may hand the ruling LDP a win in the upcoming election.

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LDP pledges to amend Article 9

LDP pledges to amend Article 9

Ahead of elections, Japan's governing Liberal Democratic Party vows to amend the constitution to clarify the role of the...

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