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 [...]

75th Anniversary Of Imprisonment Of Japanese: Anti-Immigrants Long Roots

By Dorothy M. Ehrlich for ACLU - Seventy-five years ago, in one of the darkest moments in American history, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. Immediately, the federal [...]

Okinawan Peacemaker Needs Help From Peace Community

By Lawrence Repeta, www.japantimes.co.jp -

By Lawrence Repeta for the Japan Times. There, a 64-year-old antiwar activist has been held in detention on trivial charges for more than 70 days. Over the past two years of peaceful protests [...]

Challenge To Prime Minister Abe’s Militarism Makes Big News Outside U.S. Media

By Staff, www.worldbeyondwar.org -

By Staff of World Beyond War - You recently announced plans to visit Pearl Harbor in Hawai’i at the end of December 2016 to “mourn the victims” of the Japanese Navy’s attack on the U.S. naval [...]