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Man Shouting ‘You Die’ Kills 33 at Japan Anime Studio
July 18, 2019

Man Shouting ‘You Die’ Kills 33 at Japan Anime Studio

By Mari Yamaguchi
As yet, there’s no clear motive for the arson attack on Kyoto Animation.
Japan Prepares for Upper House Elections
July 18, 2019

Japan Prepares for Upper House Elections

By Mina Pollmann
In addition to issues like constitutional reform, social questions like disabled and LGBT rights are also in the spotlight.

Japan’s Rainy Season Raises Fresh Weather Warnings for Torrential Rains
July 15, 2019

Japan’s Rainy Season Raises Fresh Weather Warnings for Torrential Rains

By Thisanka Siripala
As survivors and bereaved families remember the victims of last year’s floods, residents prepare for another potentially deadly rainy season.

In First, Japanese Space Probe Collects Underground Samples From Asteroid
July 12, 2019

In First, Japanese Space Probe Collects Underground Samples From Asteroid

By Mari Yamaguchi
Japan says its Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully landed on the asteroid and obtained soil samples.

Japan's Aegis Ashore System Hits a Roadblock: Domestic Politics
July 09, 2019

Japan's Aegis Ashore System Hits a Roadblock: Domestic Politics

By Mina Pollmann
Local opposition, and a poorly handled government explanation, have delayed deployment of the new systems.
Japan’s G20 Summit Fails at Repairing Japan-Korea relations
July 09, 2019

Japan’s G20 Summit Fails at Repairing Japan-Korea relations

By Thisanka Siripala
Tensions between Tokyo and Seoul show no signs of easing, with a political trade war escalating over historic grievances.

Did Japan Get What It Wanted From the Osaka G20 Summit?
July 01, 2019

Did Japan Get What It Wanted From the Osaka G20 Summit?

By Daniel Hurst
Evaluating PM Abe’s sideline diplomacy and Japan’s pursuit of previously stated goals.
Report: Japan’s Public Pension Fund Not Enough to Cover Post-Retirement Needs
June 27, 2019

Report: Japan’s Public Pension Fund Not Enough to Cover Post-Retirement Needs

By Thisanka Siripala
The government rejected the report's findings, but the public is up in arms over the pension scare.

Japanese Women Campaign Against Mandatory High Heels
June 24, 2019

Japanese Women Campaign Against Mandatory High Heels

By Thisanka Siripala
A controversy surrounding women being forced to wear high heels at work has exploded into a new #KuToo protest movement.

In Run-up to G-20 Summit, Japan Eyes Plastic Waste Problem
June 21, 2019

In Run-up to G-20 Summit, Japan Eyes Plastic Waste Problem

By Daniel Hurst
A ministerial meeting focused on marine plastic waste and other environmental issues.

What Did Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Accomplish in Iran?
June 14, 2019

What Did Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Accomplish in Iran?

By Daniel Hurst
Abe’s effort at playing the middle man between Washington and Tehran yielded no immediate results.
Japan, South Korea Attempt to Push Forward Military Cooperation
June 12, 2019

Japan, South Korea Attempt to Push Forward Military Cooperation

By Daniel Hurst
A trilateral meeting of the Japanese, Korean, and U.S. defense ministers was a small step forward amid icy Japan-South Korea relations.

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