Protests Sweep Japan To As Right-Wing Government Pushes For Further Militarization

By Elliott Gabriel, Mintpressnews.com -

TOKYO — Massive protests took place across Japan on Thursday to mark 71st Constitution Memorial Day as tens of thousands of people rallied against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s continued attempts [...]

These Two Islands, 1,400 Miles Apart, Are Banding Together Against U.S. Bases

By Jon Mitchell, Fpif.org -

In January, three residents from the U.S. territory of Guam visited Japan to express their solidarity with Okinawans struggling to block construction of new U.S. military facilities on their [...]

Justice For Hiroji: ‘Rough Country Boy’ Vs Empire

By Will Griffin, the Peace Report -

Hiroji Yamashiro has been a fierce leader of the anti-base movement on Okinawa Island in fighting back against the blanket of U.S. militarism that covers the island. Yamashiro, along with other [...]

US Has Deadly Accidents And Crumbling Infrastructure

By Mike Ludwig, Truthout.org -

Japan's high-speed bullet train system carries 1 million riders every day and has a remarkable safety record, at least compared to passenger trains in the United States. Passengers have taken [...]

Japan’s Election Worsening Prospects For Peace With N. Korea, China

By Nicole L Freiner, www.theconversation.com -

By Nicole L Freiner for The Conversation - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gambled by calling a snap election – and he has won big. Voters handed Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party a sweeping [...]

Japan’s Tepco Gets Slapped With New U.S. Lawsuit Over Fukushima

By Aaron Sheldrick, www.reuters.com -

By Aaron Sheldrick for Reuters - TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power Co Holdings said on Thursday it has been hit with another lawsuit filed in a U.S. court seeking $5 billion for compensation [...]

Hidden History Of Japanese American Incarceration And Defiance

By Elliott Gabriel, www.telesurtv.net -

By Elliott Gabriel for Tele Sur - Filmmaker Konrad Aderer's grandparents were among those incarcerated in the camps. In his latest documentary, “Resistance at Tule Lake,” viewers are presented [...]

Full Text Of Hiroshima Peace Declaration On 72nd A-bomb Anniversary

By Kazumi Matsui, www.mainichi.jp -

By Kazumi Matsui for The Mainichi. Friends, 72 years ago today, on August 6, at 8:15 a.m., absolute evil was unleashed in the sky over Hiroshima. Let's imagine for a moment what happened under [...]

Sovereign Debt Jubilee, Japanese-Style

By Ellen Brown, www.ellenbrown.com -

By Ellen Brown for Web Of Debt Blog - If the Federal Reserve raises the fed funds rate to 3.5% and sells its federal securities into the market, as it is proposing to do, by 2026 the projected [...]

Protests Oppose ‘Anti-Conspiracy’ Bill, As Japan Moves To Remilitarize

By Lisa Torio, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By Lisa Torio for Waging Nonviolence - Since Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “anti-conspiracy” bill entered the upper house of parliament in early April, thousands of people across the [...]

Time For Peace Negotiations In Korea, Not Escalation

By Center for Peace and Disarmament at People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, www.PopularResistance.org -

By staff for Center for Peace and Disarmament at People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy. The state of affairs on the Korean Peninsula is more volatile than ever, now that President Park [...]

Japanese Government’s Liable For Negligence Over Fukushma

By Justin McCurry, www.theguardian.com -

By Justin McCurry for The Guardian - A court in Japan has ruled that negligence by the state contributed to the triple meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011 and [...]

Japan Detains Movement Leader To Silence Struggle Against U.S. Military Bases

By Michael Caster, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By Michael Caster for Waging Nonviolence - On October 17, Hiroji Yamashiro was arrested for cutting a wire fence at a protest against a U.S. military base in Okinawa. He has been held in [...]

Robots Dying Rapidly When They Try To Clean Up Fukushima

By Niamh McIntyre, www.independent.co.uk -

By Niamh McIntyre For Independent - A Japanese company tasked with cleaning up Fukushima, the site of the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, has admitted that its attempts to probe the site [...]

Friends Of Earth Calls For Resistance To Trump & Abe Trade Talks

By Erich Pica, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Erich Pica for The Huffington Post - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe met with Donald Trump for a two-day summit in Washington, D.C. on February 10 and at Mar-a-lago, Trump’s golf resort in [...]