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A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on May 12, 2019.
Documentary filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda reflects on his work and the fate of democracy.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on April 28, 2018.
Global warming is progressively creating a new reality that ships from East Asia, including Japan, might soon be regularly able to reach Europe more quickly via the shipping route that runs along Russia’s Arctic coast, from the Bering Strait in the east to the Kara Sea in the west, rather than using the conventional route via the Suez Canal.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on January 26, 2018.
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 final week of August 2017.
Japanese academics and scientists argue that the Abe government is in the process of shifting the nation’s university system and its industry from a footing of peace and consumerism toward the re-formation of a military-industrial complex, which will make the society increasingly dependent on arms exports and foreign wars.
The direction of the US President Donald Trump’s tweets suggest a coming crisis for American democracy.
The ruling party makes belated and unconvincing efforts to legislate against the rise of hate speech.