The Covid-19 crisis became a dominating issue for the world, and Japan is no exception.
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The Covid-19 crisis has elevated the visibility of the World Health Organization (WHO) as never before. Indeed, this may be the very first time that a bureaucratic agency of the United Nations, not the Security Council or General Assembly, has become a focus of global media attention. It is quite unfortunate, then, that the WHO’s main face at this crucial juncture has turned out to be a political hack.
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.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on October 31, 2018.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on August 31, 2018.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on June 30, 2018.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on March 28, 2018.
Futenma Marine Corps Air Station in Ginowan, Okinawa, must close—on that much everyone agrees. But the insistence by the United States and the Japanese central government on building a replacement facility in another part of Okinawa is bitterly opposed by Okinawa’s people and prefectural government.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on December 16, 2017.