Shigenobu Fusako, former leader of the once-infamous Japanese Red Army, makes her first public appearance since release from two decades in prison.
Japan is often described as a one-party, conservative state – and yet, for over a decade, a highly popular socialist led the government of Tokyo. Meet Governor Minobe.
“Mama” and “papa” are such ubiquitous parental terms in Japan that it’s easy to forget they’re foreign words – words the government once tried to ban.
A stone thought to contain Japan’s oldest known writing now appears like it might just be the result of sample contamination.
The Japanese public remains polarized over plans for a rare state funeral in honor of recently assassinated former prime minister Abe Shinzo.
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