Takeda’s denial followed reports last week that French prosecutors have brought a preliminary charge against him for alleged corruption over bidding for the 2020 Games.
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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Finance Minister Taro Aso's apparent justification of sexual harassment committed by a former prominent bureaucrat topped a list of the most egregious sexist and discriminatory remarks made by Japanese politicians in 2018, according to a recent online survey. The survey, released Wednesday, was launched late ...
Japan’s 2019 political calendar is shaping up to be a busy year with Emperor Akihito’s historic abdication at the end of April and elections in mid-April and over the summer.
Unmistakable for its exterior splashed with illustrations of colorful flowers, a bright pink bus glows at a Shibuya park one December evening, its dazzling design standing out as the darkness of the night sets in. Set up nearby are three pink tents. Once inside, visitors ...
Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya says the footage proves that a South Korean military destroyer locked fire-control radar on an MSDF aircraft on Dec. 20.
After the pullout, Japan plans to hunt whales in nearby waters and within its exclusive economic zone beginning in July.
Japanese water is clean and readily available, as evidenced by drinkable tap water and a nearly 100 percent penetration rate. But perhaps less known is the dire decay that has slowly chipped away at its infrastructure, casting doubt on its sustainability. To address this, the Diet ...
As the extraordinary Diet session wrapped up, Abe found himself no closer to fulfilling his longtime ambition of amending the nation’s postwar Constitution.
The bill has elicited a fierce backlash from opposition lawmakers, who say it is void of key specifics.
Deliberations on the bill, which is predicted to bring in 340,000 blue-collar foreign workers, only started Nov. 21, leading opposition parties to call for more discussion.