JAPAN tackled rescue and cleanup operations after a powerful typhoon ripped across the country, causing major flooding and landslides and leaving at least 21 people dead and hundreds of thousands...

[LONDON] As much as US$71 billion of Japanese coal assets could be at risk as the economic viability of plants is undermined by cheaper renewable energy, research by the University of Tokyo,...

[TOKYO] Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to the defence of plastics, even as much of the world seeks to restrict its use amid environmental concerns.

[WASHINGTON] Chinese officials are signalling they're increasingly reluctant to agree to a broad trade deal pursued by US President Donald Trump, ahead of negotiations this week that have raised...

[TOKYO] About one out of every four employees in Japanese companies feels the nation should cut back on business links with China, while around 60 per cent believe the status quo should remain,...

[FUKUSHIMA] In the grounds of the ravaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant sits a million-tonne headache for the plant's operators and Japan's government: tank after tank of water contaminated with...

[TOKYO] Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged on Friday to deliver "all possible steps" if risks to the economy intensified, signalling a fiscal-stimulus boost in the event this month's sales...

[TOKYO] Japan's finance minister on Friday dismissed the need to boost fiscal stimulus to counter the impact of a national sales tax hike, despite expectations that the government and the Bank of...

[TOKYO] A century ago, Indian motorcycles were the brand of choice for Japan's police. They were called "aka-bai" — or red bikes — because of their color. Now, the maker of big American two-...

[BRUSSELS] The EU and Japan on Friday signed an infrastructure agreement to link Europe and Asia, as a counter to China's ambitious "Belt and Road" strategy.