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Japan Air Self-Defense Force Points to Vertigo in Fatal January Crash
June 03, 2022

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Points to Vertigo in Fatal January Crash

By Kosuke Takahashi
Spatial disorientation of pilots was the likely cause of the January F-15 crash, the Japan Air Self-Defense Force says.
Japan’s Top Envoy Brings Back 20 Ukrainians From Poland
April 05, 2022

Japan’s Top Envoy Brings Back 20 Ukrainians From Poland

By Mari Yamaguchi
Japan has an extremely strict refugee policy and has been reluctant to fully accept migrant workers, making its offer to accept Ukrainians unusual. 

Telling Ukraine’s Story to Japan
March 11, 2022

Telling Ukraine’s Story to Japan

By Jon Letman
As Ukraine is burned and bombed, one family builds a bridge from Kyiv to Japan.

Official: Japan Hopes to Lead Asian Zero-emissions Push
January 19, 2022

Official: Japan Hopes to Lead Asian Zero-emissions Push

By Mari Yamaguchi
Environmental groups and critics are urging Japan to focus more on promoting renewable energy.

Australia, Japan Sign Defense Pact as China Concerns Loom
January 07, 2022

Australia, Japan Sign Defense Pact as China Concerns Loom

By Haruka Nuga and Steve McMorran
It’s Japan’s first Reciprocal Access Agreement with any country other than the United States.
Bio-tracked, Mistreated, Hog-tied: Immigration Detention in East Asia in 2021
December 30, 2021

Bio-tracked, Mistreated, Hog-tied: Immigration Detention in East Asia in 2021

By Surabhi Chopra and Chloe Fung
Governments in Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea routinely detain migrants in closed custodial institutions.

Japan Approves Record Defense Budget for Fiscal Year 2022
December 27, 2021

Japan Approves Record Defense Budget for Fiscal Year 2022

By Kosuke Takahashi
Tokyo is striving to keep pace with China.
Japan Steps in to Support India Against China in South Asia
December 06, 2021

Japan Steps in to Support India Against China in South Asia

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The Quad may still be a mist-covered structure but Indo-Japanese cooperation against China is becoming more concrete.

Japan Approves Record Extra Defense Budget 
November 26, 2021

Japan Approves Record Extra Defense Budget 

By Kosuke Takahashi
Amid growing threats in East Asia, the Japanese cabinet approved a record extra budget for defense appropriations.

Japan’s New Pandemic Border Restrictions Disappoint Residents Stranded Abroad
November 25, 2021

Japan’s New Pandemic Border Restrictions Disappoint Residents Stranded Abroad

By Thisanka Siripala
Many foreign residents have had their hopes to enter Japan dashed as new border controls make little impact. 

Japan Pledges Support For Asia-wide Decarbonization
November 06, 2021

Japan Pledges Support For Asia-wide Decarbonization

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan aims to lead Asia toward a carbon-free society but failed to commit to a turn away from fossil fuel projects. 
Japan’s Princess Mako Marries Commoner, Loses Royal Status
October 27, 2021

Japan’s Princess Mako Marries Commoner, Loses Royal Status

By Mari Yamaguchi
The couple will move together to New York to start a new life after facing intense scrutiny and criticism in Japan.

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