More than 75 million passengers pass through Tokyo International Airport each year. New apps are being tested there, aimed at helping passenger find their way around.
A deal to set up a long-sought hotline between China and Japan has been welcomed as a step forward, but as China prepares to mark 80 years since the Nanjing Massacre, analysts warn tensions will not disappear overnight.
Tokyo and Brussels have agreed a free trade accord, opening up the EU to Japanese cars and Japan to European cheese. Japan's economy meanwhile has recorderd its longest uninterrupted growth since 1994.
A memoir by Japan’s World War II Emperor Hirohito fetched $275,000 at auction – more than double the expected price. The monologue is thought to have been designed to exonerate Hirohito of blame for the slide into war.
The Mongolian sumo grand champion Harumafuji has been accused of tainting Japan's national sport after allegations of assault on a junior wrestler. The case has shone a light on the ancient sport.
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