Japan's 86-year-old Emperor Akihito abdicates on April 30 — an exceedingly rare event for this ancient monarchy. Can his son, Prince Naruhito, give Japan's royal family a modern makeover?
The country has reached back more than a thousand years into its early literary heritage for an auspicious name for a new era under a new emperor.
In 2011 the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster struck Japan. Eight years later, Fukushima is perceived in very different ways by the West and by Japan.
The humble zipper has some profound things to tell us about innovation, competitive advantage and international trade.
Globally, the car industry is struggling. But Brexit is pushing manufacturers out of the UK.
What Brexit means for future UK-Japan business.
A long tradition of casting blame abroad for economic woes.
The EU and Japan's economies together account for about a third of global GDP.
There's an assumption that a change of ownership would automatically mean a change in the role the Bank plays
Like Japan, the UK is facing an ageing population that is compounding other problems putting pressure on the labour market.
Though it causes great personal pain, Hiroshima's last remaining orphans still want the world to hear their stories, 75 years on.
What do the Carlos Ghosn scandal, the rising power of algorithms and the "gilets jaunes" have in common? The need to extend the spatial and temporal definitions of responsibility.
Japan is targeting an 'upmarket' audience of wealthy business executives, city professionals, millennial foodies and highbrow arts enthusiasts.
From a sarin attack on a city subway to the rebirth of Buddha to protest marches against indecent magazines, Japan's religious movements have covered a lot of ground.
When the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, it unleashed one of the most devastating events in history, which still has implications today.
Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima demonstrated the difficulty of managing a disaster at a nuclear power plant. What is the situation in France?
Global travelers are being increasingly asked if they want to pay for local purchases in terms of their home country currency. Here's why you should resist the strong temptation to do so.
From Greece, to the UK, to Japan and even Sweden, a slew of places in the Northern Hemisphere are suffering extreme heat. And the chances of extreme heat records tumbling are growing all the time.
Murasaki Shikibu, the author of The Tale of Genji, served in the Japanese imperial court. She transformed her experiences into an intricate narrative fusing fiction, history, and poetry.
Welcome to the wonderful world of kamishibai – a centuries-old Japanese storytelling tradition.