May 26, 2015

Suspicion taints war dead from Philippines

by Atsushi Kodera

The remains of some 15,000 Japanese soldiers who died in the Philippines during World War II continue to lie in undignified government storage after the media raised suspicions five years ago that the deceased include those of local residents obtained by profiteering grave robbers.

May 26, 2015

Tokyo teachers win damages for anthem punishment

The Tokyo District Court has awarded hundreds of millions of yen in compensation to a group of teachers who were punished for refusing to sing the national anthem, the group said Tuesday as it condemned nationalism in education. The court ruled Monday that the ...

May 26, 2015

Government wants increase in safe-driving features

The number of traffic accident deaths nationwide declined in 2014, but the share of elderly people killed was the highest in nearly 50 years, according to a government report issued Tuesday that called for further development in safe-driving technology like automatic braking systems. A ...