Jun 27, 2015

University autonomy under fire

Education minister Hakubun Shimomura and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are moving dangerously close to trampling on the academic independence of universities.

Lawsuits based on WWII muddy effort to ease Japan-South Korea tension

Jun 26, 2015

Lawsuits based on WWII muddy effort to ease Japan-South Korea tension

South Korean activists are complicating President Park Geun-hye’s tentative steps to improve ties with Japan by turning to the courts to seek recognition that they were forced during colonial times to work for Japanese companies, used as “comfort women” in military brothels or suffered ...

Toshiaki Endo appointed Olympics minister

Jun 25, 2015

Toshiaki Endo appointed Olympics minister

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Toshiaki Endo, a former rugby player who has abundant experience in sports-related organizations, was appointed Thursday as new minister in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics. The 65-year-old, who is also a former vice sports minister, said that he is ready to ...