Japan is challenging South Korea's import bans and increased restrictions on foods from Japan after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. On Thursday, the central government filed a formal complaint with the World Trade Organization.
Bowing to pressure amid threats of expulsion from the world's leading zoo organization, aquariums in Japan have voted to stop buying live dolphins from Taiji, where the annual slaughter of hundreds of cetaceans has drawn widespread criticism.
The Japanese government has instructed Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) to terminate compensation payments to nearly 55,000 evacuees forced from their homes in March 2011 because of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster.
The people of Japan's second city Osaka narrowly voted down Sunday a plan to streamline governance that its flamboyant mayor said would enable the city to emerge from Tokyo's shadow, according to election board figures.
Thousands of people rallied in Okinawa in southern Japan on Sunday in protest against a controversial U.S. airbase on the island, as a two-decade-old bitter row over the relocation of the site drags on.
The continuing escalation of the issues raised by China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea has increased the likelihood of some sort of conflict in future. China’s construction of artificial islands in the area has infuriated neighbors.
Japan's cabinet on Thursday approved a set of bills bolstering the role and scope of the military, as the pacifist country redefines its position in the increasingly roiled Asia-Pacific region.
The Jade Helm military training exercise has caused quite a media frenzy. From conspiracy theorists to the Governor of Texas, everyone is on high alert. Now celebrities have begun to speak up about the mysterious military operation.
In a landmark move, Japan's education ministry urged local school boards to make certain that schools do more to help transgender children.
This comes at a time of increased sensitivity toward sexual minorities by Japanese society and public officials.
Doglegs is a Tokyo wrestling league for disabled fighters, and director Heath Cozens took on the monumental task of translating their experiences in an emotional way. Cozens spoke with Digital Journal on filming, the league's future and much more.