Abortion Rights Campaigns Across The Us

Abortion rights campaigns across the US

Abortion rights supporters rallied across the United States on Tuesday to protest the recent spate of anti-abortion state laws.

Several states have enacted restrictive laws since last year. Alabama state senate passed a bill last week that bans abortion, even in cases of rape or incest. It allows exceptions only when there are serious health risks to the mother or unborn child.

Local Election Campaigns Start

Local election campaigns start

Preparations are ramping up here in Japan as voters get set to cast their ballots in prefectural and municipal elections early next month.

Eleven prefectures, across the nation, kicked off gubernatorial campaigns on Thursday. Candidates are expected to focus their platforms on how to revitalize local economies in the wake of declining populations.

Local Election Campaigns Begin In Japan

Local election campaigns begin in Japan

Candidates vying to become prefectural governors in Japan are hitting the streets in their campaigns before elections next month.

It's part of unified local elections that are held across the country every four years. The prefectural and municipal polls this time are considered an opportunity for parties to gain momentum as they prepare for national elections later this year.

Former Pop Idol Campaigns For Breast Cancer Checks

Former pop idol campaigns for breast cancer checks

A former member of the Japanese idol group SKE48 who recently had breast cancer surgery is urging women to have regular checkups for the disease.

Miki Yakata had an operation in April at the age of 25. She spoke at an event to promote awareness of breast cancer on Sunday in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture.

Abe, Ishiba Launch Campaigns

Abe, Ishiba launch campaigns

Japan's Prime Minister and the former Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party have officially launched their campaigns to lead the main ruling party. The race will also effectively decide who leads Japan.

Representatives from both Shinzo Abe and Shigeru Ishiba filed papers at party headquarters.

Mazda's Recalling 100,000 Rx-8s In Two Campaigns

Mazda's Recalling 100,000 RX-8s In Two Campaigns

When news arrives about the Mazda RX-8, we sit up and take notice. That's how eager we are to see the rotary-powered sports car return. Unfortunately while this latest development does indeed involve that model, it's not the news we've been waiting for.

Instead the Japanese automaker has announced the recall over over 100,000 of them in two separate campaigns in the United States – one regarding the fuel system and the other its suspension.