Kyodo News Plus showcases a selection of major stories reported by Kyodo News, Japan's leading news agency, from Japan and other parts of the world.

With an emphasis on Japanese and Asian viewpoints, our coverage ranges from political, economic and societal developments to sports, arts and culture. We also provide a deeper analysis of the issues behind the headlines as well as feature stories on various aspects of our ever-changing world.

Kyodo News has won a reputation as Japan's most reliable news agency and our coverage is independent of government and commercial interests.