TOKYO Yoshihide Suga became Japan's first new prime minister in nearly eight years on Wednesday, pledging to contain COVID-19 and push reforms after retaining about half of predecessor Shinzo Abe's lineup in his cabinet. | Video
SEOUL/TOKYO South Korea hunkered down as Typhoon Haishen rolled northwards along the country's east coast on Monday, a day after the powerful storm battered Japan's southern islands, where four people are missing following a landslide. | Video
SEOUL/TOKYO, Sept 7 South Korea hunkered down
for the arrival of Typhoon Haishen on Monday, after the powerful
storm battered Japan's southern islands but appeared to pass
through without major damage or casualties.
TOKYO Japan's ruling party has yet to vote on a successor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe but his loyal lieutenant looks set to win the post, the result of backroom manoeuvring and bargaining that began months before Abe said he'd quit over ill health.
* $16 billion "Go To" tourism campaign a flagship for
TOKYO The Japanese government is facing potentially damaging blowback after excluding Tokyo residents from a multibillion dollar campaign aimed at reviving domestic tourism, even as the capital on Friday reported a record number of new COVID-19 cases.
TOKYO The Japanese government faced blowback on Friday after barring Tokyo residents from claiming a travel subsidy that is aimed at reviving a domestic tourism industry hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
TOKYO, July 17 The Japanese government faced
blowback on Friday after barring Tokyo residents from claiming a
travel subsidy that is aimed at reviving a domestic tourism
industry hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
(This July 8 story corrects name of prefecture to Kumamoto from Kumomoto in paragraph 9) | Video
TOKYO A few hours after sundown last week, Thi Tu Luong dragged her suitcase down a side street in Tokyo's business district, looking for the temple that would take her in for the night.