It is highly probable that the majority of people have never heard about comfort women even if the events in which they were involved represent one of the most dramatic episodes in human history.
A dossier about comfort women in Japan-South Korea relations.
The child abduction-issue has become a “hot” theme from the spring of 2017 when voices of protest were raised against the Japanese approach to the issue that, in the rest of the world, falls under the term “kidnapping”. Although Japan has signed the Convention in 2014, abduction of children in Japan is, in fact, still widely tolerated.
A dossier about the “Child abduction” issue in Japan and an update on the story of Pierluigi, an italian dad who got his two children kidnapped by his Japanese wife.
Stories of custody battles are copious, especially in case of mixed nationality couples, when one parent returns to his or her country of origin, taking…
Japan is a country that gives a lot of importance to food but Japanese food is not Japanese anymore.
60% of its food is supplied from abroad and Japan is one of the least self-sufficient developed countries in the world.
To tackle this problem one solution is that Japanese start to eat local again.
We talked with Yuki Homma (the director of Tohoku Kaikon) about Taberu Tsuushin, that has the aim of creating connections between local producers and consumers in cities, and to bring a continued relationship between the two, and the current situation of food and agricolture in Japan.
Renata Piazza is the mind, the heart and the soul of Hasekura 2.0 Program, a business exchange and training program for SMEs, social entrepreneurs and local authorities of Japan and Europe. We talked with her about her project and the synergies between between Europe and Japan.
The U.S. military bases in Okinawa are a long standing presence and a complex issue that characterize and shape Okinawa identity and its relations with the Japanese Central government.
Shino Hateruma (Waseda University) answered our questions about Okinawa identity, the relations with the military bases and the Americans and the recent demonstrations linked to the Futenma relocation.