Updated Tuesday, November 10, 2015 0:55 am TWN
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A U.N. special envoy Monday called on Japan to ban cartoon images featuring "extreme" sexualized images of children, after Tokyo last year fell into line with other G-7 nations by criminalizing possession of child pornography.
The Japanese government Tuesday overturned a move by Okinawa's governor to stop work on a U.S. base relocation site, marking the latest fight in a long-running battle over the controversial project.
Friday, October 23, 2015
A decade after retiring from a life of crime, Satoru Takegaki now spends his days helping other ex-gangsters find regular jobs and adjust to life outside Japan's notorious yakuza mob.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Scores of Japanese lawmakers visited the controversial Yasukuni Shrine Tuesday, just weeks before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to meet with his counterparts from mainland China and South Korea, which blast the site as a symbol of Tokyo's militarist past.
Monday, October 19, 2015
As a child, filmmaker Jan Thompson wondered why her father would not talk about his experiences as a World War II veteran. She was angry when she finally learned about his suffering as a prisoner of war of Japan, and then started to speak up for him and his comrades.
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A former wrestler and a television anchorwoman joined Japan's cabinet on Wednesday, as part of a reshuffle by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes will refocus the national political agenda on the economy.
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