May 11, 2016

Japan to enact bill to counter hate speech

The Diet is set to enact a bill aimed at countering hate speech during the current session that ends June 1. Executives of the Upper House Judicial Affairs Committee agreed Wednesday to take a vote on the legislation Thursday. The bill is expected to ...

National Archives of Japan rapidly running out of shelf space

May 10, 2016

National Archives of Japan rapidly running out of shelf space

The National Archives of Japan in Tokyo is expected to run out of shelf space sometime in fiscal 2019, forcing the government to begin leasing private-sector warehouses, sources have said. The archives are where official documents are filed — everything from government records to ...

Apr 19, 2016

After quakes, Japan is expected to delay TPP approval

The Diet is expected to defer ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact until after the current legislative session, as the government is giving top priority to responding to the powerful earthquakes in Kyushu.