Eclipsed for many decades by its much larger Tokyo rival, Osaka is reclaiming its former status as Japan’s second metropolis. The recent G20 Summit held in Osaka which briefly put the city’s name on the lips of a global audience was indicative of its rising prominence, and is not likely to be the last time in the coming years that it will become the focus of the world’s attention.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the first half of August 2019.
Japan’s anti-smoking movement has been gaining strength in its effort to protect the rights of non-smokers and to save lives, but Japan Tobacco’s political muscle remains undiminished.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the second half of July 2019.
The World Health Organization estimates that there will be a shortage of 18 million healthcare workers by 2030. This equates to a 20% gap in the global capacity to provide healthcare services. Japan, which is already grappling with an aging society and its attendant problems, is at the forefront of this crisis.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the first half of July 2019.
The Shingetsu News Agency has been keeping a running log of the major developments in Japanese politics since January 2012. The following is our contemporary account of the entire year 2012.
On the day before the official opening of the G20 Summit in Osaka, shortly after Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the city, several hundred Uyghurs and their allies held a rally and marched through the streets under the watchful eye of a phalanx of Japanese police.
At his press conference at the conclusion of the G20 Summit in Osaka, US President Donald Trump declares that the terms US-Japan security treaty are going to have to change.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the second half of June 2019.