politics

Osaka ends sister city relationship with San Francisco over comfort women memorial dispute

61-year governmental partnership brought to a close as Osaka mayor cites lack of necessary “deep trust.”

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Citizens group protests Japanese city council that kicked woman out for using cough drop

Suspiciously, councilwoman was removed from meeting just before introducing governmental reform proposal.

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Japanese city councilwoman who took baby to work kicked out of conference for using cough drop

Other members call for immediate suspension of meeting due to breech of etiquette, take eight hours to decide on her increasingly stupid punishments.

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Did Prime Minister Abe just make an entire protest disappear?

Shinzo Abe might have just pulled a total David Copperfield during an appearance in Akihabara.

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What do Japanese netizens think about President Trump’s “I remember Pearl Harbor” comment?

Japanese netizen’s responses were fairly mixed, but most were pretty casual about Trump’s allegedly incendiary statement.

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe enjoys a shaved ice, Twitter buries him in a hashtag avalanche

Japanese netizens react to the PR photo with a variety of “helpful” advice hashtags, as well as some hashtags that aren’t very helpful at all.

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Tokyo politician creates dojinshi manga, will be at Comiket selling it

Otaku assemblyman’s latest project stars a 1,300-year-old girl from a popular video game franchise.

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Japanese journalist missing since 2015 appears in terrorist video: “Please send help immediately”

Journalist Jumpei Yasuda, missing for three years, was seen in a terrorist hostage video pleading for help, but under a different name and nationality.
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Survey reveals that Australian people trust Japan and Prime Minister Abe to act responsibly

Japan and Prime Minister Abe make it to the list as the second most trustworthy country and leader in the world in Australians’ minds.

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Who’s that Dad? Curious and political Father’s Day portraits show up at a supermarket in Japan

Japanese Twitter gets a good laugh out of these great examples of a common elementary school exercise. Happy Father’s Day!

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Japan outlines new strategy to boost economy, aims to create lucrative “unicorn companies”

Welcome to the sequel of Abenomics.

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Five reasons your partner’s political apathy means you’d be better off without them

If you wanna know, if he loves you so, it’s in his… political engagement, that’s where it is.

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Japan passes law requiring efforts for equal number of male and female candidates in elections

Back-to-back unanimous votes draw praise from Minister in Charge of Women’s Empowerment, but will anything really change?

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Hilarious GIF shows what could have happened to Moon Jae-in when he stepped into North Korea

Frankly, we’re kind of surprised it didn’t happen.

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Candidate running for mayor in one of Tokyo’s districts wants AI to manage politics

The future is here, but some residents aren’t prepared to accept an artificially intelligent mayor so soon.

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Japanese prefecture introduces a Pokémon as its governor in start-of-the-month political shakeup

Video shows first appearance of unexpected political dynamo Slowpoke.

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Japanese politicians submit bill to lower legal adulthood age, raise marriage age for women

Move would balance marriage age for men and women, make sex-change operations more easily available.

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Japanese government reveals that it has no defense plan against UFO invasions

Japanese citizens alternatively relived and disappointed to learn their government isn’t spending time planning how to fight aliens.

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Ninja to officially appear before Japanese parliament to outline goals and perform “other activities”

Japan Ninja Council sending delegation to speak, show their shinobi skills at National Diet House of Representatives session.

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Japanese politicians want to stop export of anime art materials by creating national media center

Looking to add to your anime cel collection? You might want to act fast.

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