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Social media present a tightrope for celebrities in Japan. An increasing number of high-profile people are becoming savvy with platforms such as Instagram and Twitter, helping them to develop an online fan base. However, the internet also opens them up to criticism, and the past couple of weeks have highlighted how confusing the conversation about celebrities in Japan can get. ...
In the latest sign of Japan's increased activity in the disputed South China Sea, the Maritime Self-Defense Force's largest vessel, the helicopter carrier Kaga, linked up Friday for bilateral exercises with the U.S. Navy's Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier strike group, both countries' navies said. The ...
The Defense Ministry is considering assigning female Self-Defense Forces officers to posts in submarines by lifting restrictions on such assignments, ministry sources said. The move, the sources said Friday, is part of efforts to give women more opportunities and secure personnel for various SDF roles. If ...