An aerial view shows the quake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Japan was once at the front in the fight against climate change. When the climate debate began heating up in the 1990s, the country was one of the low(...)

Toshiba Corp president and chief executive Hisao Tanaka arrives for a news conference at the company headquarters in Tokyo. Photograph: Reuters

Japan Inc’s efforts to improve the international image of its boardrooms have been dealt a blow with the resignation of top business leaders in a $(...)

Each Saturday on we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

An Irish setter wearing a Michael Jackson costume takes part in a St Patrick’s Day parade in Tokyo. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images.

An estimated 30,000 people watched Asia’slargest St Patrick’s Day parade snake through central Tokyo in glorious sunshine on Sunday afternoon.The city(...)

Japan’s  economy, trade and industry minister Yuko Obuchi (centre), wearing a protective suit and a mask, inspects  the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on September 7th last. After months of pressure the government was finally forced last week to release a transcript of interviews with the manager of the plant at the time of the disaster there in 2011. Photograph: Reuters/Kyodo

In the pantheon of Fukushima heroes, Masao Yoshida stands taller than almost everyone else.As manager of the crippled Daiichi plant in 2011, he was th(...)

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly who said there is no documentation to suggest the HSE had agreed to top up payments made to Central Remedial Clinic executives. Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Health James Reilly has said there is no documentation to suggest that the HSE agreed to top-up payments made to Central Remedial Clinic (...)

Nicola Furlong’s mother Angela and sister Andrea outside the Tokyo District Court this week during the trial of Richard Hinds. Photograph: Robert Gilhooly

Angela Furlong is trying to recall her darkest point in the trial of Richard Hinds, the man accused of murdering her daughter. Was it the momen(...)

Nicola Furlong: died in Japan

Prosecutors in Tokyo have demanded a 10-year jail term for Richard Hinds, the American musician accused of murdering Irish student Nicola Furlo(...)

Fukushima 50: Atsufima Yoshizawa. Photograph: Androniki Christodoulou

It was, recalls Atsufumi Yoshizawa, a suicide mission, volunteering to return to a radioactive nuclear power plant on the verge of tipping out (...)