Yoshihide Suga

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A man rides a moped through a flooded street due to a typhoon in Tokyo on Monday. Photograph: Kyodo News via AP

A typhoon blew across the Tokyo metropolitan area on Monday morning, killing one person and causing dozens of injuries, while disrupting rush-hour tra(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani shakes hands with Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe during a welcome ceremony in Tehran on Wednesday. Photograph: Handout via Reuters

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe began a two-day visit to Iran on Wednesday as part of international efforts to reduce tensions between Tehran and W(...)

Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s chief cabinet secretary, unveils the name of Japan’s next imperial era “Reiwa” at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Japan has unveiled the name of the new imperial era that will begin when Prince Naruhito becomes head of the world’s oldest hereditary monarchy next m(...)

Pedestrians walk in front of a monitor showing an image of Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn. Photograph:  Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images

Almost 24 hours after Carlos Ghosn’s shock arrest, details are emerging of the alleged financial transgressions that have the auto industry titan faci(...)

Soldiers and rescue workers search through mud covering a building destroyed by a landslide in Atsuma near Sapporo, Japan. Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty

Rescue workers with dogs searched for survivors on Friday in debris-strewn landslides caused by an earthquake in Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, (...)

 People use parasols to try to escape the heat on Sunday in Ginza, Tokyo.  Photograph: Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images

Two weeks into Japan’s blistering heatwave, at least 80 people have died and thousands have been rushed to emergency rooms, as officials on Tuesday ur(...)

Residents are evacuated  from floodwaters caused by heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture. Torrents of rainfall and flooding continued to batter southwestern Japan. Photograph: AP

Unprecedented rains that have killed at least 66 people also stranded 1,000 in the western Japanese city of Kurashiki on Sunday, including about 100 a(...)

In this April 13th, 2017 photo, Kim Yo Jong is pictured during the official opening of the Ryomyong residential area, a collection of more than a dozen apartment buildings, in Pyongyang, North Korea.Photograph: AP/Wong Maye-E

North Korea will send the younger sister of leader Kim Jong-un as a representative to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, making her the first member (...)

A photo distributed  by the North Korean government shows what was said to be the test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile in Pyongyang in late August 2017. File photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service/AP

A North Korean state agency threatened on Thursday to use nuclear weapons to “sink” Japan and reduce the United States to “ashes and darkness” for sup(...)

The test by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un a hydrogen bomb, the country’s sixth nuclear test, has raised tensions in Japan. Photograph: AFP

A former Japanese defence minister has urged the country to rethink its prohibition on nuclear weapons in response to threats from North Korea. Shige(...)

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