A former adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has praised apartheid as a model for how Japan could expand immigration, prompting the government`s top spokesman on Friday to emphasise that Japan`s immigration policy was based on equality.
The Japanese government scored higher public approval ratings for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s handling of the hostage crisis involving two Japanese captured in Syria and killed by Islamic State militants, polls published this week showed.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he was deeply angry over the "outrageous" killing of a Jordanian pilot, who was apparently burnt to death by Islamic State militants, and repeated Japan`s resolve not to give in to terrorism.
The police in Japan have arrested a man suspected of sedating and raping up to 100 women on the pretext of conducting medical tests on them, while he filmed his misdeeds and posted them on the internet, media reports said Tuesday.
Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto's purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting terrorism.
Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto's purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan on Sunday ordered heightened security precautions and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting terrorism.
A senior South Korean envoy said on Wednesday that the door was open to restarting talks with Pyongyang on its nuclear programme, despite US sanctions following a cyberattack linked to North Korea satire "The Interview".
A group of over 8,700 people have sued the Japanese daily Asahi for articles on sexual slavery during World War II and have sought compensation and apology for "spreading erroneous facts to international society", the Mainichi newspaper reported Tuesday.
EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini welcomed on Monday Japan`s higher profile role in regional and global security, although many of its neighbours including China have expressed deep reservations over Tokyo`s moves.