Japan is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean, whose capital is Tokyo. Japan consists of approximately 6,800 islands. The three largest are Shikoku, Honshu and Hokkaido. Japan is one of the most developed countries in Asia.
A female mayor in western Japan, Tomoko Nakagawa, has announced plans to protest against the Japan Sumo Association (JSA) and question the legality of an old sumo tradition that prohibits women from entering the “sacred” ring.
Japan activated its first marine unit since the Second World War in its latest move to strengthen its military defense capabilities. The development appears at odds with Japan’s constitution, which outlaws war.
Protesters took to the streets of Tokyo to demonstrate against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, calling for him to resign amid a cronyism scandal. The crowds also voiced opposition to revising Japan’s post-war pacifist constitution.
Japan’s top financial regulator has ordered one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges to suspend its operations. The watchdog said Binance was breaking Japanese rules and isn’t properly registered.