Muroya wins second round of Air Race World Championship
17 April 2017 | 12:03 pm
Yoshihide Muroya of Japan wins the second round of the 2017 Air Race World Championship series held in San Diego following a mistake by champion Matthias Dolderer.
Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is facing competition within his party as he struggles with crumbling approval rates ahead of a general election.
Japan's military is looking into developing a new fighter jet and boosting its online and space-related defense systems amid fears of North Korea and China.
As the US pushes for higher climate goals ahead of the COP26 conference, Japan says it is "extremely important" to press China to further reduce its carbon emissions.
With a violin bow fixed to her prosthetic arm, Manami Ito's short but breathtaking performance at the Tokyo Paralympics opening ceremony was the product of many years of determination.
With his popularity in freefall, Yoshihide Suga has said he will not enter a race for party leadership key to determining Japan's next prime minister. Markets have responded positively to the prospect of a new leader.
Japan coast guard officers rescue a drowning dog in a river near the central city of Nagoya. They rushed to the site on a boat after receiving an emergency call from the dog's owner and safely rescued the Sheltie from the cold water.
As candidates jostle for the top leadership, analysts fear the country's challenges are too big and voters too impatient for any leader to remain in office long enough to make a tangible difference.
Taro Kono may be the favorite with members of the Liberal Democratic Party, but factional politics mean that Fumio Kishida is likely to emerge as Japan's new prime minister, say experts.
Fumio Kishida belongs to the ruling party's establishment but is a stronger advocate for change than his predecessor Yoshihide Suga, Martin Fritz reports from Tokyo.
New Prime Minister Fumio Kishida faces many economic challenges, not least the impact of the pandemic. However, major policy changes are not expected, at least in the short term.
As climate change contributes to more powerful Pacific storms, a new research center wants to better understand the threats they pose and utilize the energy they generate to help Japan reach zero carbon emissions.
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