Yasukuni Shrine bans street stalls during July festival

Jul 1, 2015

Yasukuni Shrine bans street stalls during July festival

Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo has announced that it will not allow outdoor stalls to be set up at its festival scheduled for later in July, due to complaints from neighbors over noise and trash. It’s the first time the shrine has banned street stalls ...

Mar 29, 2015

Focus: Japan's long wait to address U.S. Congress

Washington honors its closest friends by inviting their leaders to address a joint meeting of Congress. But until Thursday, when House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner invited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, no Japanese leader had been invited. That’s striking considering the tight Japan-U.S. alliance ...