Japan's foreign residents face discrimination due to COVID-19

National / Social Issues Sep 12, 2020

Japan's foreign residents face discrimination due to COVID-19

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, there have been an increasing number of reports that foreign residents living in areas with prominent international communities in Japan are being subject to discrimination and hateful remarks. A 22-year-old Indian student at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University was targeted ...

Over 2,000 staying at evacuation shelters in Kumamoto

National Jul 10, 2020

Over 2,000 staying at evacuation shelters in Kumamoto

Rescue workers on Friday continued to search for 16 people missing in Kyushu following torrential rains that have inundated the island and surrounding region since last week. Police resumed searching for five people missing in the cities of Yufu and Hita in Oita Prefecture, while ...

Support efforts begin across Japan to help coronavirus-hit Wuhan

National Jan 29, 2020

Support efforts begin across Japan to help coronavirus-hit Wuhan

People from around Japan have begun offering support to the residents that remain in locked-down Wuhan, a major Chinese city at the center of a coronavirus outbreak. Inagora Inc., an e-commerce operator based in Tokyo, launched a campaign Monday to ship face masks, free of ...