Japan's global influence has waned in recent years. Showing that renewables can decouple emissions from economic success could help the country find its niche and spark a race to power the Earth.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe needs the US to confront North Korea, revitalize Japan's economy and boost his standing at home. And he knows flattery is the way to this president's heart.
History tells us there were eight women who ruled as empresses of Japan, but since reforms of the constitution in 1947, only a man can inherit the throne.
By acquiring knowledge of other places and people, travel can make us more peaceful in our interactions with others.
Urban adaptation to climate change is more effective where local citizens participate.
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.