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Japan’s Shinzo` Abe: A Dominant Politician

Japan’s Shinzo` Abe: A Dominant Politician

Japan has voted to retain Shinzo` Abe as Prime Minister for another term. Together with the Buddhist-backed Komeito party, Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will continue to govern the country after wining 325 of the 475 lower house seats. The resounding win has given Abe the potential of remaining in power for more than the […]

Japan Launched Space Explorer to Blow Hole in Asteroid

Japan Launched Space Explorer to Blow Hole in Asteroid

On Wednesday, Japan took a step towards learning more about the origins of earth by launching a space explorer designed to blow a hole in an asteroid. The round-trip is planned to last six years and land on the distant asteroid in 2018. There, after it blows a hole in the asteroid, it will collect […]

Japan Strengthening Military Despite Lingering Controversies

Japan Strengthening Military Despite Lingering Controversies

Japan is looking to strengthen its military despite some lingering controversies largely stemming from the island nation’s history of aggression during World War II. It invaded numerous nations during that time, and many felt that it was responsible for committing atrocities that amounted to war crimes. To the present day, Japan is accused, by many of these same countries […]

Japan Struck With Typhoon

Japan Struck With Typhoon

  Typhoon Vongfong struck Japan with winds of up to 180 kilometers per hour and massive downpours of rain. The typhoon has already injured at least 35 people after hitting Okinawa and moving on to Kyushu in the southern part of the country. A slow-moving storm, evacuation warnings were able to be issued prior to […]

Japan Facing Multiple Natural Disasters

Japan Facing Multiple Natural Disasters

Japan is facing multiple natural disasters as the country recently experienced the eruption of a volcano and the effects of a massive typhoon. Typhoon Phanfone reportedly hit Okinawa and caused two U.S. airmen and a surfer to go missing near the coast, according to CNN News. This event occurred just after a week when Mount […]

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