A new poll shows that over half of voters oppose dispatching Japan’s Self-Defense Forces personnel to the Persian Gulf to join a US-led coalition in a purported mission of protecting maritime shipping lanes in the Middle East.
South Korea will soon unveil plans to reduce its economy’s reliance on Japanese industries, its finance minister said Wednesday, while repeating his call for Tokyo to end the tightening of controls on some exports.
Japanese companies that operate in China to supply parts and materials to exporters there are affected more by US-China trade friction than other Japanese firms working in the country, according to the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).
The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism plans to conduct an experiment to scan passengers' bodies at a Tokyo subway station next month as part of efforts to strengthen security following a fatal attack on a bullet train last year.
A group of protesters calling for the Japanese government to do more to regain control of an islet disputed with South Korea clashed with police on Friday (February 22), as others joined a memorial ceremony held to reassert their territorial claims.
An age-old practice fairly common in many Western countries is now gaining a foothold in Japan, with more and more people insisting on drawing up prenuptial agreements to ensure they are protected should their marriage end badly.
Nearly half of cities and towns across Japan are concerned about how to provide appropriate treatment to foreign workers as they prepare for an influx after this spring with the government's new policy on addressing a chronic labor shortage, a survey conducted by Kyodo News showed on Sunday.