Gulf Times - Japan
Japan's new Emperor Naruhito greets public for first time

Japan's new Emperor Naruhito greets public for first time

Japan's new Emperor Naruhito greeted the public on Saturday for the first time since he ascended the Chrysanthemum throne earlier this week.

End of an era as Japan's emperor abdicates

End of an era as Japan's emperor abdicates

Emperor Akihito of Japan formally stepped down Tuesday, the first abdication for 200 years in the world's oldest monarchy, as his son Naruhito prepared to take the Chrysanthemum Throne and usher in a new imperial era.

Ten-day holiday period in Japan as emperor is set to abdicate

Ten-day holiday period in Japan as emperor is set to abdicate

A 10-day holiday period started in Japan on Saturday, also taking in Emperor Akihito's abdication this coming Tuesday.

Ghosn hit with fresh charge in Japan, files for bail

Ghosn hit with fresh charge in Japan, files for bail

Japanese authorities on Monday hit Carlos Ghosn with a fresh charge of aggravated breach of trust, the fourth indictment against the former Nissan boss who promptly filed for bail.

Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant

Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima power plant on Monday began removing atomic fuel from inside a building housing one of the reactors that melted down in 2011.

Crashed Japanese F-35 wreckage found in Pacific, pilot still missing

Crashed Japanese F-35 wreckage found in Pacific, pilot still missing

Search and rescue teams found wreckage from a crashed Japanese F-35 stealth fighter in the Pacific Ocean close to northern Japan, and are scouring the waters for the missing pilot, authorities said on Wednesday.

Japan Olympic chief facing corruption probe to step down

Japan Olympic chief facing corruption probe to step down

The head of Japan's Olympic Committee said Tuesday he would step down in June, as French authorities probe his involvement in payments made before Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Summer Games.

Japan firms wary of wage hike as economy wobbles amid trade war, global slowdown

Japan firms wary of wage hike as economy wobbles amid trade war, global slowdown

Big Japanese firms are set to offer smaller pay increases this year at annual wage talks on Wednesday as the economy sputters, tempering hopes that domestic consumption will offset external risks to growth.

Japan marks tsunami, nuclear tragedy eight years on

Japan marks tsunami, nuclear tragedy eight years on

With flowers, silent prayers and tearful tributes, Japan Monday marked the eighth anniversary of a crippling earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that devastated its northeastern coast and left some 18,500 people dead or missing. P

Japanese woman is world's oldest living person, Guinness confirms

Japanese woman is world's oldest living person, Guinness confirms

A Japanese woman who still enjoys studying maths and playing the board game Othello is the world's oldest living person at the age of 116 years and 66 days, Guinness World Records says.

Moon shot: Toyota, Japan space agency plan lunar mission

Moon shot: Toyota, Japan space agency plan lunar mission

Toyota is teaming up with Japan's space agency on a planned mission to the Moon, with the Japanese auto giant expected to develop a lunar rover, officials and local media said Wednesday.

Ousted Nissan boss Ghosn set to leave prison after court rejects prosecutors' appeal

Ousted Nissan boss Ghosn set to leave prison after court rejects prosecutors' appeal

A Japanese court on Tuesday rejected the latest attempt by prosecutors to keep former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn in prison, ruling that the once-feted executive could be released on $8.9 million bail after more than 100 days in detention.