A Japan-U.S. interim report proposes that geographical restrictions on the activities of the Self-Defense Forces in support of U.S. military operations be removed as part of a tremendous shift in Japan's defense posture.
Criminal action taken by Seoul prosecutors against a Japanese journalist for questioning the whereabouts of President Park Geun-hye on the day in August when a South Korean passenger ferry sank raises serious questions about South Korea's commitment to freedom of the press.
The hysterical, weeping visage on YouTube of a Hyogo prefectural assemblyman whose hand was caught in the cookie jar in July continues to focus public attention on how local legislators should use a monthly allowance dispensed for the purpose of helping them "deepen their ...
Global warming, invasive species, pollution and new diseases — all human-generated problems — have contributed to an average 52 percent decline in the populations of more than 3,000 species of wildlife in 40 years.
Japan's government has restarted the process of officially recognizing more sufferers of Minamata disease — discovered decades ago to be the result of eating mercury-contaminated fish — under a new guideline that the Environment Agency adopted in March.
Two universities in Japan have received letter threats that nail-laden bombs will go off on their campuses if they don't dismiss two instructors who formerly reported on the "comfort women" controversy for the Asahi Shimbun.
In response to repeated international calls, Japan's government is preparing pieces of legislation to restrict the financial transactions of people suspected of involvement in terrorist activities and to tighten "due diligence" checks on customers.