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Japan and the industrial boom of 1917

From Mitsubishi Motors to Kikkoman – over a thousand Japanese firms are celebrating their hundredth birthday in 2017.  The development reveals much about Japan’s history and economic base. What do Japanese companies such as camera...

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Scandal-hit Shinzo Abe is a ‘dead man walking’

Japanese PM Abe’s approval rating has dropped to record new low amid a growing scandal surrounding suggestions that he intervened with officials at the ministry of education on behalf of a friend. Julian Ryall reports....

Japanese premier orders last Fukushima reactors decommissioned

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ordered the decommissioning of the intact No. 5 and No. 6 reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. His decision follows groundwater contamination from damaged reactors. Prime Minister Abe...

Japan closes last nuclear plant currently on the grid

Japan is temporarily switched off the last nuclear reactor currently powering the country. Like all the country’s other reactors, it is subject to new safety checks in the wake of the 2011 meltdown at Fukushima....

Japanese officials fear radioactive water leak could point to larger problem

Japan’s nuclear watchdog fears that the leak of radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear plant could be a sign of a much wider problem. The plant was the scene of one of the worst nuclear...

Abe cabinet endorses Japan economic reform plan

The cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has approved economic reforms aimed at making companies more competitive. The move follows huge fiscal stimulus by Tokyo to overcome two decades of sluggish growth. The reform...

Aviation Boeing halts deliveries of Dreamliners

The US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has halted deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner passenger jet until concerns about its safety are resolved. A recent incident caused regulators to ground the planes. In a decision announced late...