Whereas most Japanese political parties, whether the ruling conservatives or the mainstream opposition, effectively have little in the way of fixed party policies, the Japan Communist Party, the nation’s oldest political party, is very different, taking its own platforms very seriously.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the first half of December 2019.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the first half of September 2019.
Since Shinzo Abe stormed back into power in December 2012, he and his Liberal Democratic Party have been able to count upon Japanese millennials as a steady and reliable support base. But the Liberal Democratic Party espouses stances on a variety of issues which run directly counter to millennials’ interests, hopes and beliefs.
The World Health Organization estimates that there will be a shortage of 18 million healthcare workers by 2030. This equates to a 20% gap in the global capacity to provide healthcare services. Japan, which is already grappling with an aging society and its attendant problems, is at the forefront of this crisis.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on April 16, 2019.
The eyes of the nation are fixed on this proxy war between the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and the opposition alliance as the main prelude to the Upper House elections in July. It is the Manchurian Candidate vs The Revenant.
Labor exploitation has reached epidemic proportions within both the anime and manga industries, and it may require bold—indeed radical—measures to truly address the roots of the problem.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on December 31, 2018.