Students Emergency Action for Liberal Democracy has emerged as a prominent voice against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s security bills, spearheading one of Japan’s biggest political protests in decades. Photo: Mitsuru Obe/The Wall […]
Underneath Tokyo’s bustling metropolis lies a maze of concrete tunnels built by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation to hold telephone and Internet cables. Photo: Alexander Martin/The Wall Street Journal.
Japan’s Yakuza crime syndicate have been a thorn in the side of Japanese authorities for years. But what role do they play in the country? And how big a presence are they? […]
Peace activists: Don’t touch Article 9! 120,000 people gathered around the Diet building in Tokyo and about 200 protest rallies held nationwide in Japan
Tens of thousands of protesters rallied outside Japan’s parliament Sunday to oppose security legislation in one of this summer’s biggest protests ahead of its anticipated passage next month. “No to war legislation!” […]
Japanese Emperor Akihito has marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II with an expression of ‘deep remorse’ over the war. Japan has been under a lot of pressure […]
‘It sounds strange, but we were congratulating each other for being selected’ for the special suicide attack unit. ‘When I knew we had lost the war … the thought going through my […]
In Japan residents and dignitaries in Hiroshima have been marking the 70th anniversary of the atomic bomb in 1945 that resulted in around 140 000 deaths. It was the first time a […]
A new set of WikiLeaks cables reveal that the National Security Agency has been spying Japanese businesses and political authorities for years. Manuel Rapalo has the latest information.
Sumiko hops into a coffin and lies down, testing it for size. For her, it’s a chance to “try before you die”. The 40-year-old woman is among a growing number of Japanese […]
Over protests both inside and outside the chamber, the lower house of Japan’s Parliament passed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s national-security bill, which would allow the country to take military action abroad for […]