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Japan Will Face Hostage Crisis With Jordan

Japan Will Face Hostage Crisis With Jordan

Japan will face the hostage crisis with Jordan and secure the release of Kenji Goto, the Japanese who has been held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Goto’s fellow captive Haruna Yukawa was believed to have already been killed last week, after Japan denied the $200 million ransom asked by the Islamic militants. […]

Japan Denounces Alleged ISIS Video That Shows Killing of Hostage

Japan Denounces Alleged ISIS Video That Shows Killing of Hostage

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denounced the alleged ISIS video showing the killing of one of two Japanese hostages. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria demanded a ransom from the Japanese government to spare the lives of the two hostages, 47-year old Kenji Goto and 42-year old Haruna Yukawa. The ransom was $200 million […]

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 […]

Japan and Volcanic Eruption Predictors

Japan and Volcanic Eruption Predictors

Last Saturday’s volcanic eruption in central Japan gives cause to explore predictors of the natural disaster. While it is impossible to prevent magmatic eruption, scientists have discovered warning signs of volcanic activity. Whether people nearest the recent eruptions were aware of or could detect these signs is unknown. The most recent eruption in Japan does shed […]

Japan Is Beginning to Die

Japan Is Beginning to Die

The country of Japan is leading the way into the possibility of a bleak future as it struggles to deal with an increasing number of elderly who are rapidly beginning to die. With a dropping number of births every year and a growing number of deaths, the country’s population is on-route to begin declining by […]

Japan: 31 Found Dead on Erupted Volcano

Japan: 31 Found Dead on Erupted Volcano

The bodies of 31 dead have been found near the peak of the Mt. Ontake volcano in Japan, which unexpectedly erupted on Saturday morning. Rescue teams discovered the bodies on Sunday but cannot officially confirm the deaths until they can be brought down from the mountainside for examination. Though officials in Japan are reluctant to confirm […]

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 […]

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