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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

Former Jesuit superior general, Father Adolfo Nicolás, dies in Tokyo

China and the African continent were always among the priorities of the former head of the Jesuits

Donations for Japan’s Catholic aid groups dwindle due to COVID-19

Life has become very hard for those relying on the Church’s generosity

In Japan’s elder-care homes, coronavirus tests limits of overstretched staff

About 28 percent of Japanese are over 65 and the country has long struggled to staff elder homes

Coronavirus prompts more Mass suspensions across Japan

Majority of Japanese dioceses halt public worship

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