“Infringement on freedom of expression,” Aichi government to sue ministry for withholding exhibit grants after ‘comfort women’ controversy

NAGOYA – Aichi Gov. Hideaki Omura said that he intends to sue the Culture Ministry over its refusal to subsidize the Aichi Triennale 2019 arts festival in Nagoya, after it became mired in controversy over […]

“Should we have pride in killing innocent people?”: Problematic Richland High School’s Mushroom Cloud Logo, Japanese Exchange Student Speaks Up

Nonoka Koga, an exchange student from Fukuoka, Japan, not far from Nagasaki where the atomic bomb was dropped, was shocked when she arrived at Richland High School, home of the “Bombers”, where she found the […]

Hiroshima Mark the 74th Anniversary of the World’s First Nuclear Bomb Attack: Mayor of Hiroshima Urges Japan to Join Nuclear Ban Treaty, PM Abe Declines

 On August 6, Hiroshima marked the 74th anniversary of atomic bombing. The annual ceremony took place at the Peace Memorial Park near Ground Zero. 50,000 people and representatives from about 90 countries, including the […]

Reiwa Shinsengumi, Giving Voice to People with Disabilities— Japan’s first severely disabled lawmakers join parliament

View this post on Instagram #舩後靖彦 #木村英子 国会初登院 2019年8月1日(木)午前9時集合 場所:東京永田町・国会正門前 あなたの力で誕生した、れいわ新選組の国会議員。初登院のその瞬間、是非とも直接送り届けてください! #れいわが始まる #れいわ新選組 A post shared by れいわ新選組 (@reiwashinsengumi) on Jul 27, 2019 at 6:15am PDT Reiwa Shinsengumi, an anti-establishment party organized only three months […]

No More Sexist Medical School Entrance Exams: After abolishing the unfair treatment of female applicants last year, women outperform men in Japanese medical school entrance exams

Last year, several medical schools in Japan were found to have manipulated exam results to give first-time male applicants an advantage over women and others who had previously failed the exam. Many medical schools, including […]