President Barack Obama bows as he is greeted by Japan’s Emperor Akihito during  a previous visit to Tokyo in 2009. He will be in Japan next month for a G7 summit

After less than a year in office, US president Barack Obama famously bagged a Nobel Peace Prize for a thin pledge to build a world without nuclear wea(...)

Doves take flight at Nagasaki Peace Park during a ceremony last Friday to mark the 68th anniversary of the world’s second atomic bomb attack. Photograph: AP Photo/Kyodo News

The mayor of Nagasaki has launched an attack on Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, accusing him of not doing enough to abolish nuclear weapons. Tomih(...)

Caroline Kennedy: the assignment would vault her into the kind of public life that her father and uncles pursued for decades. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

President Barack Obama plans to name Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of the late President John F Kennedy, as the next US ambassador to Japan, a(...)