Compared to a crackdown by Washington, measures by Tokyo are baby steps, but many believe it is vital to follow the U.S. lead in order to safeguard Japan's universities.
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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A lawsuit has ignited a debate over whether the sector should qualify for subsidies, laying bare a deep-seated distrust of an industry often associated with immorality.
Kono said his ongoing crusade against hanko will go a long way toward phasing out the nation’s entrenched fixation on fax.
Some believe what appealed most to Yoshihide Suga about Katsunobu Kato, the new chief Cabinet secretary, is how much he resembles the new prime minister.
Past statements suggest the 61-year-old is aligned with his brother ideologically, having spent his career championing hawkish attitudes in defense and diplomacy.
A dearth of diplomatic experience means he’ll be relying heavily on key Cabinet ministers and his predecessor’s playbook.
Seldom has he been recognized for leadership ability, and his identity as a nonhereditary politician sets him apart from the scions who have led the nation for decades.
Shigeru Ishiba, Yoshihide Suga and Fumio Kishida are aiming to become party president — and by default, the nation’s next prime minister — in the Sept. 14 election.
A Justice Ministry panel has proved sharply split over whether to exclude 18- and 19-year-olds from correctional programs guaranteed by the law.
The base in western Tokyo, which is home to around 12,000 people, has adopted a rigorous program of measures to isolate any novel coronavirus infections.