Medieval Japanese poets and philosophers sought different ways of dealing with disasters and tragedies.
The hibakusha (survivors) of the 1945 bombings have been among the most tireless campaigners for the treaty. The Japanese government, however, has not supported it.
How does Victoria’s response to a second COVID-19 wave compare internationally? Very favourably - only a handful of other jurisdictions have enjoyed anything like the same level of effectiveness.
Japan's plan is a terrible idea, but so is our government's plan to send nuclear waste to South Australia temporarily.
The new Japanese prime minister, Yoshihide Suga's rejection of six scientists nominated for an advisory panel has raised concerns over academic freedom.
Suga has a strict work ethic, rising at 5am each day. He will need to work hard to hang on to the prime ministership at a bumpy time for Japan.
The condition that has caused Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, to resign.
Abe restored mild economic growth to Japan and enhanced the country's position on the global stage, but his handling of the coronavirus pandemic was widely criticised.
History shows what moments of great political and economic uncertainty mean for tensions between military rivals.
British newspapers were very quick to see the horrific potential of this new weapon.
The COVID-19 pandemic is not the first time people have been required to wear face masks for protection. Mask-wearing has a long history, and reflects society's sense of shared responsibility.
Sitting on the floor is still common in many cultures – but is it better for your health?
Nearly every country in the world shuttered its schools due to COVID-19. Now, from Israel to Uruguay, many students are back in class, with varying degrees of success.
To ban or not to ban plastic bag use
A new country launches a mission to Mars. A space expert explains what this means for the Middle East and the African continent.
There are many reasons to criticise China, but a Camp David pile-on is the last thing Morrison needs to associate himself with given the tenuous state of Sino-Australian relations.
Are 'murder hornets' from Asia invading North America? A Japanese entomologist who's been stung by one and lived to tell the tale explains what's true about these predatory insects.
Japan's coronavirus infections continue to rise as its neighbors' curves flatten. Why aren't people listening to the government and staying home?
An erratic response to coronavirus shows how Japan's domestic policy is out-of-sync with its desired global image.
You don't have to believe the official figures to realise that the rate of spread of the virus in Japan has been slower than in other countries.