Rival territorial claims see worrying rise in antagonistic air and sea maneuvers
At least one death, more than a quarter million evacuate.
Tokyo Electric Power says temperature is now stable but plant must be kept cool to prevent future problems
Training for humanitarian assistance operations allows U.S. and Japanese troops to rehearse the kinds of cooperation and logistics required in battle
In a year as TIME’s Tokyo bureau chief, I never made it to the top of Mt. Fuji. This was an unforgivable oversight on my part. The 12,388-ft. peak, a dormant volcano, is the most iconic location in all of Japan.
Tokyo’s bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics wasn’t a sexy one. But the promise of efficiency, competence and high-tech wizardry was more than enough to convince members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), who on Sept. …
After repeated failures, Japan chooses costly, untested path
The biggest increase in defense spending in 22 years is the latest signal that Japan is getting serious about bolstering its defenses in the face of a rising China. But it might not be serious enough
Anyone looking for evidence of Japan’s conflicted view of its wartime past can find plenty in this summer’s box-office hit: A lyrical, animated film that pays homage to the designer of the feared World War II-era Zero fighter …
Earlier this month, at a symposium on the Fukushima nuclear disaster held at the Tokyo International Forum, an unlikely cast gathered to vent fears now gaining traction in Japan. The panel included a bank president, investigative …
This is the 500th time the volcano has erupted this year.
Two-and-a-half years after an earthquake and tsunami rocked the Fukushima plant and spewed radioactive waste across the region, tens of thousands of evacuees still live in a fugue of fear and confusion
If you can find a quicker way to alienate your friends and allies than berating them for crashing a rescue helicopter that took part in a massive earthquake-and-tsunami relief operation just two years ago; and in which a …