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.
The Abe government’s electoral dominance over the opposition parties has transformed from an impressively stable administration into a veritable school of corruption.
The Shingetsu News Agency profiles Tokyo Cheapo, a rising start-up in Japan’s travel and media world, for a video report.
In Episode 3 of Guerrilla Journalism, we speak to Ibrahim Husseini, a Palestinian video journalist covering the Arab-Israeli conflict and other issues from his base in East Jerusalem