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Osaka cancels Olympic torch run, declares COVID-19 medical emergency

Health authorities fear a virus variant is unleashing a fourth wave of infections just 107 days before the Tokyo Olympics begins

In landmark ruling, Japan court says it is ‘unconstitutional’ to bar...

While a new law will be needed before same-sex marriages can actually take place, a lawyer called the ruling "revolutionary”

Japan worshippers brave smouldering coals to pray for safety

People walk barefoot with Buddhist monks over smouldering coals at an annual festival near Mt. Takaosan

Ten years after Fukushima, Japan remembers ‘man-made’ nuclear disaster

The mass demonstrations against nuclear power seen in the wake of 3/11 have faded, but distrust lingers

High school student suicides in Japan ‘hits record high’ during pandemic

Main cause of such deaths is bullying, which is also growing among girls, priest says

South Korean court orders Japan to compensate ‘comfort women’

Some historians estimate up to 200,000 Korean girls and women were forced to provide sex to Japanese troops during colonial era

Coronavirus pandemic deepens Japan’s demographic crisis

Japan Pediatric Association warns falling birthrate could be expedited by ten years because of pandemic

Put aside weapons of war so peace can flourish, pope urges

Pope Francis sends message commemorating 75th anniversary of nuclear attack on Hiroshima

Catholic leaders in Japan, US renew call for nuclear disarmament

Call for nuclear disarmament comes as the world marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings at the end of World War II

US bishops call for prayers to mark 75th year of Hiroshima,...

They also renewed calls for global disarmament of nuclear weapons

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