Disinformation fueling China’s outrage over Japan’s release of Fukushima water: reports
A government-backed disinformation campaign targeting Japan’s release of treated radioactive water may be responsible for stoking anger in C...
Japan registers record population decline, unprecedented surge in foreign residents
This data underscores the growing significance of non-Japanese individuals in a nation grappling with demographic challenges
Watch: Chaos breaks out in Japanese parliament before controversial immigration bill passes
A Thursday parliament session turned chaotic after Japanese lawmakers passed a bill that would revise a refugee and immigration law that pre...
Japanese gender equality proposal aims to have 30% of executive positions filled by women
The Japanese government recently unveiled a draft proposal aimed at increasing gender equality in the country’s labor force.
Japan PM in S. Korea: My ‘heart hurts’ over suffering caused by occupation
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivered a spontaneous remark expressing his sympathy for the sufferings of colonial victims during h...
First ladies Jill Biden and Yuko Kishida plant sakura tree to mark US-Japan friendship
The first ladies of the U.S. and Japan honored the friendship between their countries by planting a cherry tree at the White House on Monday...
24-year-old man arrested for throwing pipe bomb at Japan PM Kishida
A 24-year-old man was arrested for throwing an explosive device at Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during a campaign event in western ...
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Why Japan PM Kishida welcomed S. Korea President Yoon to Tokyo with ‘omurice diplomacy’
On Thursday, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol landed in Tokyo for the countries’ first bilateral meeting in 12 years.
While the Asian co...
Japan PM fires aide for homophobic remarks
Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida fired and then apologized for his aide’s homophobic remarks.
On Friday, Kishida’s now-former aide, Arai ...
Japan PM aide apologizes for ‘shameful’ act of having hands in pockets on US trip
A Japanese official has apologized after being filmed with his hands in his pockets during an official trip to Washington, D.C.
PM Kishida vows Japan will never again wage war as China, S. Korea condemn visits to Yasukuni Shrine
During a ceremony on Monday for the 77th anniversary of Japan’s World War II surrender, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida vowed to “nev...
Calling all allies: Here’s what happened on Biden’s mission-driven tour of Asia
In a news conference held on Monday in Tokyo, President Biden gave an unequivocal “yes,” when asked if the U.S. would get involved militari...
Japanese PM Kishida asked German Chancellor Scholz to remove comfort women statue in Berlin
Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida asked German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to remove a statue in Berlin honoring Korean comfort women.
Rescuers recover body of 3-year-old girl from Japan tourist boat sinking, raising confirmed dead to 11
Authorities have recovered 11 bodies so far from the sinking of a Japanese tourist boat on Saturday at Shiretoko National Park in northern ...
China, South Korea condemn honoring of war dead at WWII shrine by Japan PM and over 100 lawmakers
Over 100 lawmakers paid their respects this week at the Yasukuni Shrine, honoring millions of war dead, while Prime Minister Kishida sent a...
Japanese lawmaker doesn’t back down after peers laugh at her push to protect teens from porn industry
A video showing Japanese lawmaker Ayaka Shiomura being laughed at by her colleagues during a session of the Japanese parliament recently we...