JAPAN'S OUTPUT gap in the third quarter turned negative for the first time in almost two years, in a sign the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) 2 per cent inflation target will become even more distant...

JAPAN WILL accelerate spending on advanced stealth fighters, long-range missiles and other equipment over the next five years to support US forces facing China's military in the Western Pacific...

[TOKYO] Japan's output gap in the third quarter turned negative for the first time in almost two years, in a sign the Bank of Japan's 2 per cent inflation target will become even more...

[TOKYO] The number of super rich households in Japan has almost doubled since 2011 to a record high, thanks to rising stock prices and an economic expansion, an indication that this segment of...

[TOKYO] A powerful blast ripped through a restaurant in northern Japan late Sunday, injuring 42 people, starting fires that took hours to bring under control and leading several neighbouring...

[TOKYO] Japan's Nikkei tumbled on Friday, led by SoftBank and other large-cap stocks, hit by a dull futures and options expiry and worrisome economic indicators from China and Japan...

A JAPANESE charity that turns empty homes into housing for single mothers has won a major international award, drawing attention to the stigma and challenges that such women face in the wealthy...

JAPAN IS having its second-best stretch of uninterrupted post-war growth, the government said on Thursday, a nod to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's aggressive stimulus measures deployed five years...

[TOKYO] Yumiko Okubo, 71, had forgotten how to heat up food.

[STRASBOURG] The European Parliament approved a draft free-trade agreement with Japan, removing the last political hurdle to the entry into force of Europe's biggest market-opening accord...