TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) — The Japanese government is taking unusually strong steps in response to a girl statue symbolizing comfort women that was set up in front of the Japanese consulate in Busan, South Korea. The steps include temporarily withdrawing its ambassador to South Korea.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Japanese government will make a four-point response, including a temporary withdrawal of the Japanese ambassador to South Korea, in the wake of a statue of a girl symbolising so-called comfort women being erected in front of the Japanese Consulate General in Busan, southern South Korea.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The heads of the Diet plan to hold opinion hearings with parliamentary groups on legislation related to the Emperor’s abdication issue as early as the end of January, according to sources.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The suicide of a 24-year-old employee at Japanese advertising firm Dentsu Inc has once more highlighted the incidence of 'karoshi' -- or death by overwork -- among employees in a country known for its long work hours.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Maritime Self-Defense Force and the US Navy have initiated joint warning and surveillance activities in the Sea of Japan in autumn in preparation for a likely launch of a North Korean ballistic missile.
LONDON (The Japan Times/ ANN) – In a year dominated by Brexit and Donald Trump’s surprise U.S. election win, Asia felt like a relatively stable part of the world. A closer look shows that the region endured its own seismic events in 2016, from a Philippine leader embracing China to massive street protests in Seoul to the elimination of 86 percent of India’s hard currency.