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INTERVIEW: Journalist Ito Hails Solidarity of Sexual Violence Victims

October 16, 2018

London- Japanese journalist Shiori Ito, who made headlines through her public allegation of rape against a famous journalist, has hailed the solidarity of sexual violence victims through the Me Too movement. “I want to give big applause to the global


EXCLUSIVE: Japan to Set Up Imperial Succession Ceremony C’ttee Wed.

October 9, 2018

Tokyo- The Japanese government plans to decide at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday to establish a committee overseeing a series of ceremonies related to Emperor Akihito’s abdication and Crown Prince Naruhito’s accession to the throne next year, Jiji Press learned


Nobel Prize Winner Honjo Expresses Delight

October 2, 2018

Kyoto- Tasuku Honjo, professor at Kyoto University, said Tuesday that he has led a fortunate life, expressing his delight at winning the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Honjo, 76, wearing a navy suit and a light blue tie,


Pagers Gaining Renewed Attention in Wake of Disasters

September 13, 2018

Tokyo- Pager telecommunication devices, which were popular in the 1990s, are gaining attention again in Japan in the wake of recent disasters. As the pagers use special frequencies that can reach inside buildings easily, the radio waves are employed for


Emperor, Empress Visit Tennis Court They 1st Met 61 Years Ago

August 26, 2018

Karuizawa, Nagano Pref.- Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Saturday visited a tennis court in the central Japan resort town of Karuizawa, where they first met 61 years ago. This is expected to become the Imperial couple’s last visit


One Year On, Japan Foreign Min. Kono Boosting Presence

August 8, 2018

Tokyo- With one year having passed since he took office, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has been boosting his presence as a possible major candidate to be chief of the nation’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party, and prime minister, to succeed


Duterte: War on drugs won’t be sidelined; to be “relentless, chilling”

July 23, 2018

While his administration is on its third year, President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated on Monday that his administration’s war on illegal drugs would be “relentless and chilling.” In his third State of the Nation Address, Duterte said he could not be


FOCUS: Japan Starts Discussing Measures against Pirate Websites

July 16, 2018

Tokyo- With the aim of protecting the copyright of manga and anime, the Japanese government has taken the measure of encouraging Internet service providers to block access to pirate websites that publish such works for free. The government believes that