News Ticker

Japan

Abe, Trump Reaffirm Plan to Maximize Pressure on DPRK

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump reaffirmed that Japan and the United States would take the initiative to exert maximum pressure on North Korea, at a bilateral meeting held Monday at the State Guest House in Tokyo’s [...]

[VIDEO] Young Japanese People are Not Having Sex

Nearly a third of Japanese people are entering their 30s without any sexual experience, leaving the country facing a steep population decline. Greg Wilford reports: Nearly a third of Japanese people are entering their 30s without any sexual [...]

Insurers Using Drones to Assess Damage

The nonlife insurance industry in Japan is increasingly using small unmanned drones to assess damage suffered in disasters in an effort to enable speedier postdisaster payouts. Major nonlife insurance company Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. [...]

Article 9 and Japan’s Missile Defense Dilemma

After North Korea’s recent missile tests over Japan, new questions have been raised about the ‘pacifist clause’ of the Japanese Constitution and the effectiveness of Japan’s missile defense strategy. How could Shinzo Abe respond? Charles [...]

Exhibition Looks Back on History of Shonen Jump

Yayoi Kawatoko writes: An exhibition exploring the history of Shukan Shonen Jump, a popular weekly manga magazine for boys published by Shueisha Inc., is currently under way at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi, Tokyo. The event is part of [...]