Activist group's hardball tactics expose rifts in the Ainu community over the fate of bones held at universities.
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Lawyers poring over the activity logs that led to the defense minister's exit suspect that redactions point to illegal activities.
Hokkaido Shimbun case shows how far Japan still has to go to safeguard women's rights in the workplace.
A decade-long effort by civic groups in Japan and South Korea culminates in a 3,500-km journey to bring back the remains of wartime forced laborers.
The prime minister's declarations on preventing sexual violence in wartime fly in the face of his government's refusal to recognize Japan's responsibilities toward the "comfort women."
Spring usually comes in early May in Hokkaido, and it is high season to pick sansai, or edible wild mountain plants. Among them, the Alpine leek — kitopiro in Japanese and pukusa in the native Ainu language — is the most attractive. With its intense ...