There was an assumption  that everyone on the factory floor was devoted to the perfection of monozukuri, or craftsmanship. Photograph: AP

On an otherwise ordinary afternoon in mid-December, the Hakata to Tokyo express pulled into Nagoya and a thousand passengers were ordered off the trai(...)

Photos of  prisoners  are seen in the foreground as representatives of Mitsubishi Materials  apologise to POWs. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Mariko Lochridge in Los Angeles Construction company Mitsubishi Materials has become the first major Japanese company to apologise for using captured(...)