National Topics

Aug 26, 2014

Women's needs to get greater emphasis in disaster policies

The Abe administration is hoping to give women’s voices greater prominence in crafting policies to deal with disasters and in resolving international conflicts, according to the current version of an upcoming action plan. Officials are aiming to compile the action plan for women, peace ...

Aug 21, 2014

Japan urged to regulate hate speech by law at U.N. meeting

Many members of the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination urged the Japanese government on Wednesday to devise legal measures against hate speech in the country. Tokyo faced renewed pressure over the matter after it received recommendations from the U.N. Human Rights ...

Aug 17, 2014

40% of Tokyo's homeless targeted by violence: survey

About 40 percent of homeless people in Tokyo have been attacked or threatened on the street, a survey by a nonprofit organization has revealed. The Independent Life Support Center Moyai conducted the survey in June and July, interviewing nearly 350 street people aged between ...