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Japan: Sexualization of Young Girls

Japan: Sexualization of Young Girls

Japan has finally sealed the loophole that allowed pedophiles to slide under the radar for the past few years. Becoming one of the last countries to officially ban the possession of child porn, it’s previous laws only focusing on distribution and production of underage pornography. This, however, does not ban the sexualization of young girls in […]

Japan: Woman Fills Village With Life-Size Dolls

Japan: Woman Fills Village With Life-Size Dolls

The very tiny village of Nagoro, Japan, located on Shikoku Island, has far more dolls than it does people. After returning to her home town from Osaka nearly 11 years ago, 64-year-old woman Ayano Tsukimi has taken to hand making hundreds of life-size dolls. One of the 37 last remaining residents remaining, she fills the village with these dolls. These […]

Japan Fukushima Radiation Reaching West Coast?

Japan Fukushima Radiation Reaching West Coast?

Concerns are being raised about the plumes of radiation released from the meltdown of Japan’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear reactor during the tsunami that rocked the area in 2011. The radiation from Fukushima is floating through the Pacific Ocean from Japan and beginning to reach the west coast of America. Ken Buesseler, a research scientist […]

Japan Bird Flu Outbreak

Japan Bird Flu Outbreak

The country of Japan has ordered 112,000 chickens to be slaughtered to contain the outbreak spread of bird flu after a poultry farm in the south confirmed that two of them had tested positive for the virus. It is the first case of bird flu Japan has seen in three years. Bird flu, also known […]

Japan Continues to Explore Nuclear Options

Japan Continues to Explore Nuclear Options

 Three years after the massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet are continuing to explore nuclear options. The exploration of nuclear energy comes a month after the anniversary of the devastating tsunami, in which the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant melted down and dumped its reserves into the […]

Japan to Receive US Warships Amid North Korean, Chinese Threat

Japan to Receive US Warships Amid North Korean, Chinese Threat

United States Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was in Tokyo to reassure the Japanese government amid new threats posed by North Korea. The N. Koreans have been testing medium-range missiles over the past few weeks, which have the capability to reach Japan. On Thursday, Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera ordered Japan’s defense forces to shoot down any missile […]

Japan Lab Finds Falsification in Cell Regeneration Papers

Japan Lab Finds Falsification in Cell Regeneration Papers

A Japan laboratory funded by Japanese government has accused a research celebrity of falsifying research about cell regeneration papers. Haruko Obokata was the lead writer of papers that claimed cells could be reprogrammed from maturity to embryonic-like state. The lab, RIKEN, is Japan’s head research body and has since accused Obokata of misconduct. After the […]

Japan: Cherry Blossoms Bloom as Sales Tax Threatens Doom

Japan: Cherry Blossoms Bloom as Sales Tax Threatens Doom

Every year, around late March to early April, cherry blossoms bloom all across Japan. They escort in a new spring and transform the economic giant’s scenery, which becomes a pretty landscape of white and pink. However, analysts worry how beautiful the economic landscape will be after the new sales tax hike is introduced tomorrow; the […]

Japan War Sex Slaves Apology Upheld

Japan War Sex Slaves Apology Upheld

In a political move, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he would not retract a 1993 apology towards the alleged 200,000 women – mostly Koreans – who were forced to work as sex slaves for military in Japan during World War II. This was the first time since Abe took office in December 2012 that […]

Japan Scrambles Military Jets Over the Senkaku Islands

Japan Scrambles Military Jets Over the Senkaku Islands

In the last 48 hours, Japan scrambled military jets in response to Chinese military aircraft flying over the Senkaku Islands (referred to as the Diaoyu Islands in China), located in the East China Sea. A spokesmen for the Japanese Ministry of Defense acknowledged that the three Chinese planes (one Y-8 reconnaissance plane and two H-6 […]

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