This Week in Japan is your source for news and information about politics and other happenings in this East Asian island country. This episode covers the Top Five stories of the second week of August 2017.
Americans and Japanese protest in Tokyo against white supremacists shortly after Charlottesville tragedy.
Doubt is once again cast on Japanese national sovereignty as the Abe administration is exposed as being utterly incapable of representing the concerns of Okinawa to the US military.
This Week in Japan is your source for news and information about politics and other happenings in this East Asian island country. This episode covers the Top Five stories of the first week of August 2017.
The hope that Renho had inspired was all-too-quickly dashed by a do-nothing record of leadership.
Haruo Ozaki, Chairman of the Tokyo Medical Association, calls for local governments to act against tobacco even if the national government continues to drag its feet.
An estimated 8,000 people participate in a march denouncing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The event was called March for Truth.
Livestreaming via Periscope of a protest against Shibuya city’s eviction of homeless people from Miyashita Park, done as part of an urban renewal project associated with the 2020 Olympics.
In Episode 4 of Guerrilla Journalism, we speak to Charli James, a journalist based on Paris, France, with considerable experience livestreaming news events.
Dr. Douglas Bettcher of the Director of the World Health Organization explains the human costs of cigarette smoking in Japan.