Japan’s Defense Ministry is requesting its biggest ever budget to bolster its military ability to defend remote southern islands amid China’s growing activity in the area.
While Asia may have its detractors when it comes to issues like human rights and democratic freedoms, one area where it excels is education. Asian – and especially east Asian – universities are increasingly appearing at the top of the major rankings and Asian students swept the boards in the most recent round of PISA tests, all while keeping education spending at sustainable levels.
TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research says that so far its researchers have not managed to replicate the results. Scientists at the government-affiliated Riken Center for Developmental Biology said Wednesday they were still trying to match results
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s top government spokesman has acknowledged that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier this year sent a note to a temple ceremony honoring hundreds of World War II-era war criminals that praised their contributions to the country.
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese health authorities have reported the first locally transmitted case of dengue fever in the country in more than 60 years.
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