Japan dropped to 71st in the 2022 world press freedom rankings by Reporters Without Borders, down from 67th in the 2021 rankings.
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Invigorated by a strong election win Japanese PM Fumio Kishida signaled pursuing defense policies aimed at deterring China.
The Olympic Games are adored by all. Except when you’re in the middle of a pandemic as the host nation, Japan’s conundrum.
Japan’s Diet is expected to pass a new piece of legislation that amends the national referendum law on constitutional reform.
Naoshi created an “I Voted” sticker that features three animals blasting off into the future on a “pencil rocket.”
His claim is that he’s not fleeing justice as a fugitive but rather escaping a racist and rigged system. It’s hard to know which of those narratives is true. James Bond (or James Bond villain?)
Japan has not experienced populist waves so this heads off arguments that the liberal international order is a surrogate for Western primacy, expert.
Japan and South Korea should lead charge for democracy in Asia, argues Hudson Institute analyst John Lee. Recent developments cast doubt on that prospect.
Eighth-century chronicles say sun goddess Amaterasu Omikami bequeathed her grandson a mirror, jewels and a sword, which he gave to the first emperor, Jimmu.
The new era name is one of biggest changes — practically and psychologically – – for Japan at the start of Crown Prince Naruhito’s reign on May 1.