NHK president faces calls to resign

Is NHK Television – also know as the Japan Broadcasting Corporation – acting as the government’s public relations agency? Its role is being scrutinised after its president appeared to say it would give priority to official government sources and offer less airtime to people with other points of view. The comments by Katsuto Momii followed […]

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Jesus, Japan and the sacred Shinto shrine

Many Christians have tried to persuade Japanese people to follow Jesus. Few have been successful. Despite concerted attempts by missionaries to convert the Japanese, only about two percent of the population call themselves Christian. They are more or less equally split between members of the Roman Catholic church and the members of other denominations. Many […]

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Action man Abe gets royal welcome

“I never worry about action, but only inaction.” Those were the words of a British prime minister quoted by Japan’s prime minister this week. Shinzo Abe used the words from Winston Churchill when speaking to reporters in London. “We must take action before the world gets bogged down in a crisis,” he said. The “crisis” […]

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