Japan

  • July 7, 2008

    Spiralling food and oil prices dominated the first day of the G8 summit in Japan. The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, arrived at the summit calling for the launch of a ‘global action plan’ to tackle rising food prices.

  • April 29, 2008

    A Christian activist who is campaigning against his country's involvement in Iraq has welcomed a statement by a Japanese court that the operations there of his Japan's military personnel violate the country's constitution.

  • March 8, 2008

    The Japanese government and Christians should support the rights of the Ainu indigenous people in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, a United Church of Christ leader in Japan has said.

  • December 24, 2007

    Japanese Christian groups are concerned about poverty among young adults in a country that once had an image of lifetime employment and a strong middle class base.

  • November 15, 2007

    Manga Bible fever is hitting the shops this month. New Testament professor Deirdre Good explores the cultural and interpretative values involved, particularly in relation to the presentation of 'family'.

  • October 24, 2007

    A narrator in Japanese traditional puppet theatre, a composite art form known as Bunraku, has performed a special piece called 'The Gospel in Bunraku at a church in Sapporo, on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido.

  • August 2, 2007

    Two Japanese popular associations have condemned what they say is a military-inspired "deliberate murder attempt" against a Christian minister who serves as the co-leader of the Citizens Coalition for Peace in Japan.

  • December 21, 2006

    Christians in Japan say the government has debased the country's peace-seeking constitution after the upper chamber of parliament approved the promotion of patriotism in the classroom by changing the country's education law - writes Hisashi Yukimoto for Ecumenical News International.