Nikkei plummets ahead of inauguration

Japan's Nikkei share average has hit its lowest level in over five weeks as investors locked in recent gains ahead of the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump later in the week. The benchmark Nikkei fell 0.6 per cent to 18,990.48, falling below ... ( read original story ...)

Japan's lawmakers eye speedy consensus on emperor's abdication

It has argued that abdication via a special law could run afoul of the Japanese Constitution's Article 2, which states that the throne shall be "succeeded to in accordance with the Imperial House Law passed by the Diet." "I think discussions would ... ( read original story ...)

Japan remembers Kobe quake victims

Japan has commemorated the 22nd anniversary of the devastating earthquake that left 6,434 people dead in the city of Kobe and several locations in the centre of the country in 1995. Relatives of the deceased and survivors of the earthquake, considered one ... ( read original story ...)

Welcome, Business Insider Japan!

Business Insider launched a Japanese edition Monday. Readers in Japan will automatically be redirected to the Japanese site. BI Japan publishes in Japanese and is headquartered in Tokyo. It is published by Mediagene, a digital media company that has ... ( read original story ...)

Tennis: Osaka through to 2nd round of Australian Open

Osaka's tenacity surfaced in the next two sets as the hard-hitting Japanese teenager, born to a Haitian father and Japanese mother, managed to reach the second round for the second straight year. To have fuller access to the Kyodo News website, it is ... ( read original story ...)