Kumamoto-Shi, Japan Hit by 7.1M Earthquake

Kumamoto-Shi, Japan Hit by 7.1M Earthquake

At 1:25am Kumamoto-shi Japan was hit with a 7.1M Earthquake. It was the second quake to hit Japan in as many days. Early reports indicate that buildings shook, and subway service were interrupted. Eye witness accounts published on the earthquake-report.com indicate that some residents of the capital city of Kumamoto Prefecture woke up to a […]

Japanese Court Announces Decision on Archaic Marriage Laws

Japanese Court Announces Decision on Archaic Marriage Laws

Marriage laws from Meiji Era (1868-1912) prohibiting divorcees to remarry within six months and prohibiting married women from retaining their maiden names were determined by the Japanese Supreme Court on Dec. 12, 2016. According to The Japan Times, plaintiffs brought discrimination suits against the archaic laws. in the first ruling, the court announced it was […]

Japan Whaling Program in Antarctic Defies Court Order

Japan Whaling Program in Antarctic Defies Court Order

According to media reports, Japan announced on Nov. 28, 2015, that it will resume its whaling program in the Antarctic despite an International Court of Justice (ICJ) order against the activity. In letters to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the Japanese government confirmed its plan to kill minke whales for “scientific research” beginning March 2016. […]

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