Producers of traditional Japanese green tea are turning to matcha-flavoured ice cream, cake and chocolate as they seek to capitalise on a craze at home and abroad to offset a decline in tea drinking.
More than twice the usual rainfall for the whole of August has fallen over parts of the southern island of Kyushu over the past 48 hours.
Japan’s industrial output rebounded more than expected in July, but retail sales declined sharply and production was set to contract again next month, signalling a bumpy road for an economy facing growing global strains.
Investors in Africa must beware of burdening countries with “excessive” debt, Japan’s prime minister warned on Friday, an apparent swipe at China whose Belt and Road
Japan coach Jamie Joseph promised the hosts would “give 150 percent” to hit their target of reaching the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals after naming his 31-man squad on Thursday.
A group of South Korean lawmakers visited islands disputed with Japan, sparking a protest from the Japanese foreign ministry as the countries' already tense relationship
Japan’s prime minister on Thursday warned African leaders against accumulating too much debt, in an apparent reference to Chinese infrastructure projects
Japan honoured a senior Emirati official in a colourful ceremony on Sunday evening, in recognition of his contribution to Japanese-UAE educational relations.
South Korea summoned Japan’s ambassador to protest a decision to remove Seoul’s fast-track export status, which took effect on Wednesday amid a deepening political and economic feud.