Will Japan's decision to quit the IWC pay off?

National | FOCUS Dec 27, 2018

Will Japan's decision to quit the IWC pay off?

In its decision to quit the International Whaling Commission and resume commercial whaling, announced Wednesday, Japan prioritized the protection of the practice as part of the nation's traditional culture over the potential backlash it could face from the global community. Behind the government's decision were ...

Japan on path to achieve foreign visitor target

National | FOCUS Aug 22, 2013

Japan on path to achieve foreign visitor target

The government's goal of drawing 10 million foreign travelers a year is in sight following a report Wednesday that the monthly visitor count in July hit a record high of just over 1 million. While a variety of efforts are being made both in the ...

World's 'toughest nuclear safety standards' take effect

National | FOCUS Jul 8, 2013

World's 'toughest nuclear safety standards' take effect

by Miya Tanaka

Japan on Monday ushered in what regulators call the world's toughest safety standards for atomic power plants, determined to prevent another disaster like the March 2011 meltdowns at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 complex. But the Nuclear Regulation Authority, power utilities and the ...