[TOKYO] Like every day for the past 40 years, Kunihiko Kato dusts down the shelves at his electrical goods shop and meticulously lays out his selection of batteries. But the customers have long since...

THERE is no such thing as a free lunch, it is said, and likewise there is no such thing as a "free ride". There is always a price to be paid. Yet, Japan has been "free-riding" on...

BESET by a series of political scandals and allegations of "arrogance" in forcing through controversial measures during his four years in office, embattled Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo...

WITH speculation mounting in Japan that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could be forced to step down over a series of scandals embroiling him and members of his administration, the question of what happens...

TO shore up his ailing premiership, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is vowing to focus on the economy. But instead of unleashing yet more stimulus, analysts said that Mr Abe needs to take a hammer...

EDITORIAL

HAS Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe taken his eye off the ball in pushing suddenly and unexpectedly (even to some of his Parliamentary colleagues) for prioritising constitutional reform in Japan?

[TOKYO] Most major Japanese companies offered the lowest hike in base pay in four years on Wednesday, a setback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's campaign dubbed "Abenomics" to spur the...