Combating an unfounded fear of Japan's recluses
'Lawyerlessness' is a luxury Japan can no longer afford
Oshio Heihachiro: Confusing Confucianism
Japan's convenience stores work hard to stay relevant
Documentary juxtaposes both sides of contentious debate on 'comfort women'
Lawmaker Hodaka Maruyama's 'war' gaffe puts spotlight on disputed isles
Economic figures reveal more than you see
Return of shunto is hollow triumph for unions
In Davos, gripping kabuki with little substance
Reform vows, Constitution to dog Abe in 2014
It's business as usual 'back in the USSR'
Who is responsible for a corporate scandal?
Moves are afoot to push media to switch Japanese name order in English, but will it work?
Will government pressure slash Japan's intricate web of smartphone fees?
Everything you need to know about this one-of-a-kind Golden Week in Japan
Imperial era names — once coined by emperors, now by the Cabinet
Government bill on power harassment takes aim at Japan's workplace woes
Two girls' deaths after alleged abuse expose shortcomings in Japan's child-protection services