A hunters’ association holds a workshop in Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture, to teach shotgun-handling to participants earlier this year.  File photograph: Kyodo News/Getty Images

A week before US president Donald Trump’s scheduled trip to Japan, Masao Aigase got the call: the head of the local hunting club asked whether his fir(...)

Park Yu-ha, a professor at Sejong University, speaks to reporters outside  Seoul High Court today  after being  found  guilty of defaming former “comfort women”. Photograph: Kyodo News via Getty Images

A court in Seoul has convicted a history professor on charges of defaming victims of wartime sex slavery, known as “comfort women”, by saying not all (...)

Toshiba signed an $18 billion deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital LP. Photograph: Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty

Toshiba signed an $18 billion deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital LP, overcoming a key - albeit not its last - hurdle as i(...)

Markets are closely watching Mario Draghi, ECB president, for any indication that he is preparing to withdraw the eurozone’s $2tn bond-buying programme

Leading central banks own a fifth of their governments’ total debt, a sign of the scale of the challenge they face in unwinding unprecedented stimulus(...)

Satoshi Tsunakawa, president of Toshiba, leaves a news conference in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Toshiba’s talks to sell its chips business to a consortium led by Bain Capital hit an impasse over the timing of payments for the business and governa(...)

A woman walks past a television screen showing a picture of North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), at a railway station in Seoul on July 4, 2017. Photograph: Jung  Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea claims to have conducted its first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, a development that, if confirmed, could move the regime (...)

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe speaks on the passage of the anti-terror law at his official residence in Tokyo. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Japan’s government has passed controversial legislation through parliament that will punish people who plot or prepare to commit terrorism and other c(...)

Toshiba said that after the reorganisation, it would focus on “maximising the group’s value and strengthening its governance system”. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Toshiba has outlined a shake-up of the conglomerate’s sprawling organisation aimed at insulating core businesses from woes stemming from the crisis at(...)

Apple is said to be keen on investing at least several billion dollars to take a stake of more than 20 per cent in Toshiba’s semiconductor business.

Apple is considering teaming up with its supplier Foxconn to bid for Toshiba Corp’s semiconductor business, public broadcaster NHK said on Friday – th(...)

 Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan: said  the visit  by the Japanese foreign minister and the programme of events  would “celebrate our strong friendship based on shared values”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Japan sees Ireland as an important ally as it seeks to safeguard the interests of its companies in the UK and the European Union following Brexit, th(...)

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