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Japan imperial couple mark Diamond anniversary ahead of abdication

10 Apr 2019

TOKYO Japanese Emperor Aikihito and Empress Michiko celebrated their Diamond anniversary on Wednesday, marking six decades of a marriage that helped modernise the monarchy.

Japan's imperial couple faces a nearly unprecedented situation: retirement

09 Apr 2019

TOKYO When Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicates on April 30, he and Empress Michiko will fade into retirement after decades in the spotlight.

Explainer - Japan new imperial era name, Reiwa: Origins, Selection, Meaning

01 Apr 2019

TOKYO Japan on Monday unveiled a new name for the imperial era that begins on May 1, when Crown Prince Naruhito ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne.

Explainer: Japan new imperial era name, Reiwa - Origins, Selection, Meaning

01 Apr 2019

TOKYO Japan on Monday unveiled a new name for the imperial era that begins on May 1, when Crown Prince Naruhito ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne.

Explainer: Japan new imperial era name, Reiwa: Origins, Selection, Meaning

01 Apr 2019

TOKYO Japan on Monday unveiled a new name for the imperial era that begins on May 1, when Crown Prince Naruhito ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne.

New Japan era name echoes PM Abe's national pride agenda

01 Apr 2019

TOKYO Japan on Monday unveiled a new name for the imperial era that begins on May 1, drawing from an ancient Japanese text for the first time, echoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservative agenda that aims to bolster national pride.

EXPLAINER-Japan new imperial era name, Reiwa: Origins, Selection, Meaning

01 Apr 2019

TOKYO, April 1 Japan on Monday declared that Reiwa would be name of the new imperial era to begin on May 1, when Crown Prince Naruhito ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne.

Vietnamese workers, streaming to Japan, face risks as labour system opens up

29 Mar 2019

TOKYO When a young Vietnamese woman found out late last year that she was pregnant after arriving in Japan on a "technical trainee" visa, she was given a stark choice: "Have an abortion or go back to Vietnam." | Video

Buddhist nun prays for Vietnamese workers who died in Japan

29 Mar 2019

TOKYO Rows of wooden mortuary tablets inscribed with names line an altar at a Buddhist temple in Tokyo, silent testimony to Vietnamese people who died after coming to Japan to work or study. | Video

Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn case shines harsh light on Japan's 'hostage justice'

06 Mar 2019

TOKYO The high-profile case of ex-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has shone a light in Japan on what critics call "hostage justice", in which suspects can be held for months after arrest, but any reforms will likely be incremental and slow.

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