A lawmaker with severe physical disabilities attended his first parliamentary interpellation Thursday since being elected in July and became the first lawmaker in Japan to use an electronically generated voice during a Diet session. In the session of the education, culture and science committee, Yasuhiko ...
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday the government will consider measures to address inequalities in opportunities for students taking private-sector English tests under a planned unified university entrance examination system. At a House of Representatives Budget Committee meeting, Abe said the government will develop a ...
Former Japanese Olympic snowboarder Kazuhiro Kokubo was arrested Wednesday for allegedly smuggling cannabis from the United States for profit. The narcotics control department of the Kanto-Shinetsu Regional Bureau of Health and Welfare also searched his home the same day. According to the department, Kokubo, 31, a ...