National Oct 21, 2019

Tokyo confirms detention of Japanese man by Chinese authorities

Japan confirmed Monday that a Japanese man in his 40s has been detained by Chinese authorities since September on suspicion of violating Chinese law, saying it has been providing him with necessary assistance. "We have extended our maximum support, with consular officials meeting him and ...

Hokkaido University president accused of power harassment

National Jul 10, 2019

Hokkaido University president accused of power harassment

Hokkaido University President Toyoharu Nawa has been accused of engaging in power harassment toward university staff, it was learned Tuesday. The university in Sapporo is conducting an internal investigation, although the 65-year-old president claims innocence. The university set up an investigative panel after receiving a report ...

Hokkaido University agrees to return remains of Ainu to descendants

National Mar 23, 2017

Hokkaido University agrees to return remains of Ainu to descendants

Hokkaido University has agreed to return to descendants of the Ainu, an indigenous ethnic group concentrated in Japan's northernmost main island, ancestral remains exhumed from a cemetery for research in the 1930s, the descendants said this week. The agreement, reached in a court-mediated settlement at ...