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Japanese prime minister vows to take action on declining birthrate

“Japan is standing on the verge of whether we can continue to function as a society,” Kishida said in Monday’s speech

Japan cabinet backs bill tightening religious donation rules

Religious figures could face prison sentences of up to a year or fines if convinced of pressuring followers to donate

‘Comfort women’ statues as reminders of Japanese wartime atrocities

The comfort women campaign highlights the urgency for justice as attempts to whitewash history and to distort narratives continue

Japan to tighten rules on donations to religious groups after Abe...

Details of the law are under discussion, but it will focus on "banning socially unacceptable and malicious recruitment practices"

Tokyo recognizes same-sex relationships

The certificates allow LGBTQ partners to be treated as married couples for public services in areas such as housing, medicine and welfare

Climate activists slam ‘false solutions’ being promoted at Tokyo GX Week

The protesters urged Japan to “channel their financing to phasing out fossil fuel use domestically and overseas”

Unification Church in Japan vows reform after criticism

The church will "respect the independence and free will of followers" on donations, said a church leader

Theater project aims to ease isolation of Japan’s social recluses

Through an experimental theater project, artists are hoping to offer hikikomori a chance to express themselves and regain self-confidence

Japan responds to rising China-Taiwan tensions by militarizing its remote islands

Both governments have agreed to begin talks on how to evacuate Japanese citizens living on the island in the event of a Chinese invasion

For restoring gift of sight to thousands, Japanese eye doctor given...

Tadashi Hattori, 58, is honored for his “skill and compassion in restoring the gift of sight to tens of thousands of people not his own”

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