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.
Japan's process of testing for Covid-19 has been criticised.
As the sun sets on world markets, rumours of the death of investors' favourite safe haven have been much exaggerated.
Could the Olympic Games be postponed for the first time in its history?
Japan took a fresh approach to ensuring their society was more resilient to the frequent earthquakes they experience. We could learn from its experience.
Recent changes to the Japanese justice system have tried to make it more transparent and equitable.
Social networks tend to encourage behaviour considered deviant by local populations.
How many people realise that the central banks' great programme for reviving the global economy involves hand-picking which companies and sectors to help out?
Icelandic whalers have killed more than 1,700 whales since a global ban was adopted in 1986 – up to 2019, when no hunts took place. Is Iceland quietly getting out of the business?
The Trump administration is demanding that Japan and South Korea pay more for hosting U.S. troops.
Body mass matters in rugby. But other factors play a bigger role in determining victory.
The US is still a major world power and world leaders need to keep in Donald Trump's good books.
Talk of moving people out of Japan's cities into rural areas is changing after the recent cyclone hit near Tokyo. Smarter, more connected cities may be a safer way to go.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet reshuffle is an exercise in illusion. Yet it reveals some unwelcome truths about his political present - and future.
Monitoring the timing of recurring biological events is key to understanding the effects of climate change.
Historical grievances, domestic politics, the US-China trade war and a looming global recession are all at play.
The day and a half it takes to get from New York to Singapore and back offers plenty of time to ponder the economics of ultra-long-haul flights – and wonder why we'd want to make it any longer.