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.
Authorities are struggling to contain colonies of fire ants brought into Japan in shipping containers, with fears rising that this aggressive and rapidly-multiplying species will wreak havoc on local flora and fauna.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived in Japan in an effort to consolidate differing Brexit interests. The UK wants to lay the groundwork for a future trade deal, but Japan has other concerns.
From Mitsubishi Motors to Kikkoman - over a thousand Japanese firms are celebrating their hundredth birthday in 2017. The development reveals much about Japan's history and economic base. Martin Fritz reports from Tokyo.
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