Twelve weeks into pro-democracy demonstrations, Hong Kong is on the verge of a tipping point, and protesters are becoming increasingly desperate in the face of inaction by their government.
A new art movement in Tokyo seeks to help Japanese young people find their individuality.
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.
The mesmerizing sight of the aki-akane, meaning ‘autumn red’ dragonfly, is a traditional symbol of autumn in Japan’s rice farming landscape. However, the species has been rapidly disappearing in recent years and has now nearly vanished over most of Japan. The reason, according to scientists, is the increased use in rice farming of a class of broad-spectrum insecticides that have been the subject of bans in the European Union and China.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad visited Tokyo in late May. The SNA filmed his press conference at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan. Below are key excerpts, including both the video and transcripts.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on March 31, 2019.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on March 21, 2019.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on February 6, 2019.
On January 28, the Japan Times published an opinion piece titled, “How Japanese is Naomi Osaka?” Author Kunihiko Miyake “felt something odd” about how the multiethnic tennis champ could ever “represent Japan.” Miyake’s article is indicative of how the quality of analysis has slipped under the Japan Times’ new ownership, and suggests how the purposes of the organization have changed.