Japan's porn industry preys on young women: activists

/ Mar 4, 2016

Japan's porn industry preys on young women: activists

Japanese women are being exploited and abused in Japan's multibillion-dollar pornographic film industry, rights advocates have said, calling on authorities to strengthen laws to protect them. Pornography is widely available in Japan, where some actresses become well known enough to appear on mainstream TV chat ...

May 1, 2015

East Asia NGOs push for no-nukes zone to engage North Korea

Nongovernmental organizations from Japan, South Korea and Mongolia called on governments in Northeast Asia and elsewhere to push for the creation of a nuclear-weapons-free zone during a gathering at U.N. Headquarters on Thursday. In a joint statement, the NGOs and other organizations said the establishment ...

Jun 28, 2014

NGO Peace Winds lends hand to refugees in north Iraq

A Japanese nongovernmental organization active in the Kurdistan autonomous region in northern Iraq has fully engaged in support activities to help Iraqis displaced by a militant Muslim insurgency. Members of Peace Winds Japan began supplying water, diapers, towels and other items to refugees at a ...

Defense revamp imperils Afghan aid: doctor

Jun 27, 2014

Defense revamp imperils Afghan aid: doctor


Physician Tetsu Nakamura, 67, tries to take a different route to work each day and varies his departure times because that is the safest way to live in Taliban-troubled eastern Afghanistan. His Peshawar-kai aid group has conducted medical and agricultural work there for the past ...