Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Japanese women are running for parliament in record numbers, but face many obstacles

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 - 08:55 GMT

When anti-nuclear activist Junko Isogai ran for office in Japan’s northern Niigata region, it had an awkward dimension: not just stump speeches and chats with constituents, but entertaining potential backers.

Japan marks 72 years since atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 - 09:19 GMT

Japan on Sunday marked 72 years since the world's first nuclear attack on Hiroshima, with the nation's traditional contradictions over atomic weapons again coming into focus.