Japan

日本國(日語:日本国/にっぽんこく、にほんこく Nippon-koku, Nihon-koku */?),通稱為日本,位於東亞的島嶼國家,是由日本列島、琉球群島和伊豆-小笠原群島等6,852座島嶼所組成,面積約37.8萬平方公里。 --來自 維基百科


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2022/11/25 | East Asia Forum

Japan Must Reform Its Inflexible Work Culture

The labor force is diversifying, not just demographically, but also in terms of people’s needs and preferences. It’s time for organizations to adapt to workers — and not the other way around.

2022/11/03 | Deutsche Welle

North Korea Fires Missile Near Japan

North Korea continued missile launches for a second day, including a potential ICMB that prompted evacuations in Japan. The West condemned Pyongyang’s unprecedented display of military firepower.

2022/10/14 | Deutsche Welle

China Probes Its Neighbors’ Defenses as Regional Tensions Rise

Beijing has territorial claims against Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan and is using “salami-slicing” military and economic tactics in its efforts to assume control of the strategically important areas.

2022/10/13 | Timothy S. Rich

How Worried Is Taiwan About a Chinese Invasion?

Survey shows the Taiwanese public is far less concerned about a Chinese invasion than citizens of other countries in the region.

2022/10/06 | East Asia Forum

Okinawa’s Elections Expose Problems With Military Coexistence

Okinawa’s role in Japanese security was reinforced by China’s military drills in the Taiwan Strait following U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.

2022/10/05 | The Interpreter

Hot Button Issue: North Korea’s Bold New Nuclear Stance

Regional leaders would do well to focus on engagement with Pyongyang after missile launches set a dangerous precedent.

2022/09/28 | East Asia Forum

Church Drama Is a Dilemma for Kishida

Distaste for Abe and his fellow politicians’ links to the Unification Church has propelled a moral panic about controversial religious organizations in Japan, bringing to mind the media-driven alarm following the sarin gas attacks in 1995.

2022/09/26 | Voice of America

Though Lauded Abroad, Japan’s Abe Leaves Complicated Legacy at Home

Abe’s mixed legacy helps explain the public backlash against his state funeral, which is opposed by a large majority of Japanese.

2022/09/23 | Deutsche Welle

Fukushima: Japan Attempts to Safely Remove Nuclear Fuel From Crippled Reactors

More than a decade after one of the worst nuclear disasters in history, engineers want to construct a huge water-filled tank around one of the damaged reactors and carry out underwater dismantling work.

2022/09/14 | The Interpreter

Powerhouse: Clean Energy Transitions in the Indo-Pacific

Energy security is shifting to new interdependencies based on alternate fuels and rare earths.

2022/09/01 | East Asia Forum

Japan’s Women Lawmakers Remain Seated

Japan’s celebration of record high number of women who won seats in the upper house may not stand up to close scrutiny.

2022/08/09 | Voice of America

As Japan Marks Atomic Bomb Anniversary, Threat From China Breaks Military Taboo

Japan is planning for a massive increase in defense spending driven by the threat from China, breaking a decades-long taboo over the build-up of armed forces following its defeat in 1945.

2022/07/29 | Deutsche Welle

Is Japan’s Whaling Industry Going Under as Demand Sinks?

Japan’s whaling industry is struggling to stay afloat as government subsidies dwindle and consumers are less interested in what used to be a staple food on Japanese dinner tables.

2022/07/20 | The Interpreter

What a Waste! Japan’s Food Sustainability Challenge

Imported food has an environmental cost. A nationwide effort is needed to drastically cut the amount discarded.

2022/07/12 | The Conversation

Shinzo Abe’s Killing: The History of Political Violence in Japan

Shinzo Abe’s murder is the latest political attack in Japan, a country which has strict gun laws.

2022/07/11 | Voice of America

Japan Conservatives Eye Constitutional Revision After Election Win

Political forces supporting a constitutional revision have won two-thirds of seats in the upper house of the parliament.

2022/07/08 | Deutsche Welle

Shinzo Abe: The Legacy of Japan’s Former Prime Minister

The former prime minister has died after being shot in the city of Nara. Shinzo Abe resigned from the top post in 2020, but his legacy has had a lasting impact on everyday Japanese life and politics.

2022/06/07 | Deutsche Welle

Japan: Same-sex Couples Face Resistance to Adoption

Conservative attitudes towards the concept of family and a lack of legal rights for LGBTQ+ members of society make adopting in a child a difficult task in Japan.