Joy Pakham Changvisommid, 24, a student from Laos, loves it at her international university on the edge of the quiet town of Beppu on Japan's south-western Kyushu island.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition on Sunday won local elections seen as a referendum on his efforts to boost the economy before upper house elections next year, news reports said.
An experienced war photographer has vowed to fight the Japanese government after being issued a passport that specifically bars him from going to violence-wracked Iraq and Syria.
The emperor of Japan visited a remote Pacific island Thursday to pray for thousands of Japanese and American soldiers who died during the World War II battle of Pelelilu.
Godzilla has stomped so many buildings in Japan that the irradiated monster was appointed special resident and tourism ambassador for Tokyo's Shinjuku ward.
The emperor of Japan visited a remote Pacific island Thursday to pray for thousands of Japanese and American soldiers who died during the World War II battle of Peleliu.
New guidelines governing the Japan-U.S. defense alliance will allow the two militaries to "cooperate seamlessly," American Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Wednesday in Tokyo following a meeting with his Japanese counterpart.
The Bank of Japan held off further easing measures on Wednesday despite struggling to drag up flatlining inflation that is defying a massive stimulus launched two years ago.
Japan's current account surplus more than doubled year-on-year in February, with lower oil prices helping narrow trade deficits and a weaker yen boosting repatriated returns on foreign investment, official data showed Wednesday.
Japan's imperial couple arrived in the Pacific island nation of Palau Wednesday, the site of a fearsome battle with American troops, on a rare overseas visit related to World War II.
Japan on Tuesday rebuffed neighboring countries' protests about newly approved textbooks after complaints about references to disputed territory and their bitter shared history.
Japan on Tuesday rebuffed neighbouring countries' protests over newly-approved textbooks after complaints about references to disputed territory and their bitter shared history.
Japan's swollen ranks of cuddly mascots, once de rigueur for every local government and commercial brand, are coming under increasing threat, with some being culled and others combined.
Shinzo Abe's right-hand man on Sunday urged the governor of Okinawa to concede in a lingering row over the construction of a U.S. air base ahead of the Japanese prime minister's visit to Washington later this month.