Japan’s anti-smoking movement has been gaining strength in its effort to protect the rights of non-smokers and to save lives, but Japan Tobacco’s political muscle remains undiminished.
Between 2012 and 2018, I wrote a monthly column called “Labor Pains” for the Japan Times. I have left Japan Times. I am so delighted to begin a new column this month called “Bread and Roses” for the Shingetsu News Agency.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the second half of July 2019.
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.
On the day before the official opening of the G20 Summit in Osaka, shortly after Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the city, several hundred Uyghurs and their allies held a rally and marched through the streets under the watchful eye of a phalanx of Japanese police.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the second half of June 2019.
Given that Japan is likely to host more foreign residents and tourists in the future, it is necessary for such residents and visitors to the country to remain respectful and mindful of the fact that they are not under the jurisdiction of their home country’s more familiar legal system.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the second week of June 2019.
Bar Gold Finger in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Nichome has stood as a notable hub for Japan’s LGBT community for decades, but a late April incident has subjected the bar and its owner, Chiga Ogawa, to accusations that it discriminates against transgender people.