Space-based power stations on the horizon

May 27, 2014

Space-based power stations on the horizon

Space-based solar power could eventually prove to be an alternative source of electricity for Japan, as the country struggles to find the best energy mix to lessen its dependence on thermal and nuclear power. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has been conducting studies ...

Journalist repeats assertion that Nanking Massacre didn't happen

May 26, 2014

Journalist repeats assertion that Nanking Massacre didn't happen

A British journalist quoted rejecting historians’ accounts about Japan’s actions after occupying Nanking has restated that he believes the 1937 Nanking Massacre did not occur, after saying he was “shocked and horrified” by his Japanese book’s conclusion, which said the Chinese government fabricated the ...

Hosokawa to ease off anti-nuclear schedule

May 15, 2014

Hosokawa to ease off anti-nuclear schedule

A week after announcing the launch of a group to abolish nuclear power, former Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa has decided to slow the pace of his efforts due to poor health, the group said Thursday. Hosokawa, 76, launched the Japan Assembly for Nuclear Free ...

Abe, Netanyahu agree to join hands on defense, Internet security

May 12, 2014

Abe, Netanyahu agree to join hands on defense, Internet security

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu agreed in Tokyo Monday to bolster bilateral defense cooperation, including in cyberspace. Abe also urged Netanyahu to resume peace negotiations with the Palestinians after nine months of U.S.-led efforts froze up last month. “The earliest ...

May 8, 2014

LGBT bullying rife in schools: survey

About 70 percent of sexual minorities have experienced bullying in school and 30 percent have thought about committing suicide, according to a survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The survey on the school lives of LGBTs, the first large-scale study undertaken in ...

Lawyer gives Article 9 some coffee shop buzz

May 2, 2014

Lawyer gives Article 9 some coffee shop buzz

One morning in late April dozens of mothers, some with children, gathered at an Italian restaurant in Zama, Kanagawa Prefecture, hoping not only to dine, but also to learn what kind of future might await their children if the Constitution is amended. During the ...

Obama assures Abe on Senkakus

Apr 24, 2014

Obama assures Abe on Senkakus

President Barack Obama says Thursday that he wants to see a dispute between China and Japan over islands in the East China Sea resolved peacefully, while affirming that the mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands.

Abe-Obama summit kicks off with security reassurances

Apr 24, 2014

Abe-Obama summit kicks off with security reassurances

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama kicked off long-awaited summit talks in Tokyo on Thursday morning, aiming to bolster security and economic ties. The two leaders are expected to issue a joint statement Thursday confirming the importance of the Japan-U.S. alliance ...