POLITICS

Jul 29
A foundation was launched in South Korea with its first executive meeting on Thursday to support so-called former comfort women under the Japan-South Korea accord reached last year. (Jiji Press)

Jul 29
A Japanese man linked to a bilateral exchange group has been taken into the custody of Chinese authorities, following a series of arrests of Japanese citizens in China, it was learned on Thursday. (the-japan-news.com)

Jul 29
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ordered a review of the current state system for compulsory hospitalization of people considered at risk of harming themselves or others. The request comes after the recent knife attack at a facility for people with intellectual disabilities. (NHK)

Jul 26
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida urged China on Monday to abide by a recent international tribunal ruling that rejected its claims in the South China Sea over its territorial dispute with the Philippines. (Jiji Press)

Jul 25
The government is stepping up efforts with the United States and South Korea to urge countries that accept workers from North Korea to stop in order to cut off financing to Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile development programs, sources close to the matter said. (Japan Times)

Jul 24
Japan’s main governing Liberal Democratic Party has regained a majority in the Upper House for the first time in 27 years. (NHK)

Jul 23
The Japanese government resumed the construction of helipads for the U.S. military in Okinawa on Friday despite local protests, in preparation for the return to Japan of part of a large training area in the island prefecture.
(Japan Today)

Jul 21
A longtime resident of Japan appears in a list of 10 high-value suspects issued by the Bangladeshi government in connection with the terror attack in Dhaka earlier this month, The New York Times reported online Tuesday. (Jiji Press)

Jul 21
A Japanese court on Wednesday found constitutional an election law provision denying prison inmates the right to vote in a national election, in the latest ruling in a series of lawsuits filed over the controversial issue. (Japan Times)

Jul 21
A tug-of-war has been intensifying within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party over the selection of candidates for the next president of the House of Councillors. (the-japan-news.com)