The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) advised the government of Japan to take a more active stance towards the Comfort Women matter. The UN report was published on August 30, and it called for a “lasting solution” based on “a victim-centered approach.”
Japan has launched three military ships into the South China Sea, a move which could potentially stoke tensions with its giant Asian neighbor.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on August 31, 2018.
Despite the continued efforts of Japanese automakers, the notion that hydrogen cars are the vehicle of the future is a pipe dream.
The Technical Intern Training Program has received a considerable amount of criticism, both nationally and internationally, from those who argue that it violates human rights.
In recent years, the Japanese population has been decreasing significantly and this has brought about major difficulties related to a workforce shortage, and also leading to a reduction in GDP growth.
While the Abe administration presents Aegis Ashore as an essential and relatively uncontroversial contribution to the defense of Japan from the North Korean threat, in reality the deployment of this missile defense system risks further destabilizing the security situation in Northeast Asia, especially with regard to Russia.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on August 19, 2018.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on August 15, 2018.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on June 30, 2018.