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Jul 22, 2014
Japanese lawmakers say war-renouncing Constitution deserves Nobel Peace Prize
A group of lawmakers callfor the Nobel Committee to award Article 9 of the Constitution this year's Nobel Peace Prize, saying it would greatly encourage Japanese people as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pushes to expand the nation's military capacity.
Japan Times
Apr 26, 2014
Lucy Birmingham: 'Don't give up on your dream no matter how many people tell you it's wrong'
'The world can learn a lot from the Japanese about how to get up and start over again despite unimagineable tragedy.'
Japan Times
Nov 15, 2013
Ex-Mainichi reporter blasts Abe's push for secrets bill
Takichi Nishiyama, an ex-reporter for the Mainichi Shimbun who uncovered the secret pact on the U.S. return of Okinawa, criticizes Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for trying to centralize power and control information with the state secrets bill.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 11, 2013
FCCJ slams 'vague' state secrets bill as direct threat to journalists
The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan plans to lodge an official protest with the ruling LDP on Monday over a bill to protect state secrets.
Japan Times
Sep 24, 2013
Ex-top U.S. nuclear regulator counsels end to atomic power
The ongoing crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 plant is a sign that the world needs to seriously rethink nuclear safety and consider possibly ending its dependence on atomic power, the former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 17, 2013
'The destroyer' Ozawa slams opposition for failure to cooperate
With only four days before the nation goes to the polls, veteran lawmaker Ichiro Ozawa slammed the opposition camp Wednesday for failing to cooperate in the fight against the ruling bloc in the Upper House election.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 22, 2013
Tower Records defiant in face of CD slump
Declining sales of CDs over the past decade may indicate a grim future for music shops, but Ikuo Minewaki believes there is still a place for brick and mortar retail outlets.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 6, 2013
Hashimoto is Horie's kind of guy
Takafumi Horie, 40, the recently paroled founder of Internet firm Livedoor Co., said Wednesday he wants embattled Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto to become prime minister one day, citing his "ability to challenge" and "alter the status quo" of politics.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 28, 2013
Hashimoto looks to deflect sex slave blame
Japan's 'comfort women' military brothel system can never be 'condoned' or 'justified,' but similar violations in other conflict zones should also be addressed, Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto tells foreign reporters.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals