“The fact that there are people dying after being sent home to recuperate is testament to the severity of the situation we’re in,” Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike told reporters last week.
Tomohiro Osaki is a staff writer in the Domestic News Division. A graduate of Sophia University in Tokyo, he likes to explore under-reported realities of Japanese youth, with a tendency toward the taboo.
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Teresa Currea, Clara Campos and Oriana Marin have fostered lifelong friendships and even become local celebrities.
With the system discouraging the use of donated semen, those who desperately want children are often left to look at less conventional routes to conception.
Many planning visits home are hoping to take precautions before they go, even as the health ministry warns of the pitfalls of unofficial testing.
Donor-conceived offspring are increasingly taking issue with the anonymity conferred on donors by medical institutions, citing a global trend toward giving access to information.
Allegations of bribery illustrate the lengths to which the poultry industry went to preserve its decades-old, yet globally criticized practice of confining egg-laying hens in small cages.
Lax enforcement of rules stopping travelers from overseas using trains and buses from airports is becoming a vulnerability in Japan's efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Talk of the issue underlines the delicate balance the government is trying to strike between stopping foreign communities from becoming hot spots and preventing discrimination.
A series of high-profile cases involving pedophiles has left agencies struggling to balance child protection against discrimination.
Focus on police brutality, climate change and LGBTQ equality drives opposition to U.S. president among Temple University students, but endorsement of Biden only lukewarm.