A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on November 15, 2018.
In 1993, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yohei Kono made the most full-throated admission and apology acknowledging that Japan had coerced women across Asia into being sex slaves—euphemistically referred to as “Comfort Women”—for the Japanese military during the Pacific War. More recently, however, conservative politicians such as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura have engaged in a campaign that is less about carving out a path toward reconciliation than to overwrite memories of an unsavory past.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on October 31, 2018.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on September 30, 2018.
Yoshimoto Kogyo and Dentsu are collaborating with the United Nations on a joint mission to raise awareness of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in Japan.
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.”
Terminators are closer to becoming a reality than most people realize. Killer robots are being developed around the world as next generation weapon systems. If this trend goes unchecked, experts say it could jeopardize international security and, in the long run, perhaps pose a threat to the future of humanity itself.
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.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on August 15, 2018.
There is an ongoing crisis of parental abduction in Japan, but the nation’s political leaders and its courts have yet to grapple with the matter earnestly.