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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

Japanese Buddhists back selection of next Dalai Lama by Tibetans, not...

Tibetans believe the Dalai Lama chooses the body into which he is reincarnated, a process that has occurred 13 times since 1391

‘Work without limits:’ Japan’s teachers battle for change

A 2018 OECD survey found Japanese middle school teachers work 56 hours a week, versus an average 38 hours in most developed countries

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 a range of public services, 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”

Japan honors assassinated former prime minister Abe at controversial funeral

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida described the former leader as a "person of courage"

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

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