National Dec 10, 2014

U.S. military eases restrictions governing off-base drinking in Okinawa

U.S. Forces Japan has eased restrictions governing off-base drinking by military personnel based in Okinawa Prefecture, but they are still restricted from consuming alcohol from midnight to 5 a.m. Following a spate of incidents involving U.S. servicemen, the current policy for military personnel in Japan ...

National Jun 14, 2014

Activists seek end to sexual violence

A citizens' group campaigning to end sexual violence will present draft legislation containing comprehensive countermeasures at a Tokyo symposium on Sunday. In the outline, the group of scholars and lawyers, who are seeking to create a law to ban sexual violence, calls for the establishment ...

National / Crime & Legal Jun 4, 2014

Japan to share fingerprints with U.S.

The Diet on Wednesday endorsed an agreement to share with the United States in real time the fingerprints of suspected terrorists and individuals involved in serious crimes. The pact, approved by the Lower House last month, was passed Wednesday by the Upper House on the ...