Nz Speaker: Japan Needs More Women In Politics

NZ speaker: Japan needs more women in politics

The Speaker of the New Zealand parliament says Japan should improve the working environment for female lawmakers so they can take a leadership role in politics.

Trevor Mallard spoke to NHK in Tokyo on Sunday.

Physician Turns To Politics To Attract More Doctors To Local Areas

Physician turns to politics to attract more doctors to local areasTomonori Kiyoyama, 34, was once a promising, elite physician. A graduate of the prestigious University of Tokyo's medical school, he also studied in the United States. But he turned to politics five years ago and is now trying to attract more doctors to local areas in his hometown on Japan's southernmost island of Kyushu.

Japan's June Monetary Base Up 33.5% To New Record High

Japan's June monetary base up 33.5% to new record highJapan's monetary base stood at a record-high 325.05 trillion yen ($2.64 trillion) at the end of June, up 33.5 percent from a year earlier, as the Bank of Japan continued to provide more liquidity to raise the inflation rate to its targeted 2 percent, BOJ data showed Thursday.

Evacuees From Volcanic Island Face Uncertain Future

Evacuees from volcanic island face uncertain futureResidents who fled from the eruption of a volcano on their island a month ago are growing increasingly concerned as they have no idea when they will be allowed to return home.
June 29 marked the one-month anniversary of the eruption of Mount Shindake on Kuchinoerabujima island.

Small-scale Eruption Suspected At Mt. Hakone

Small-scale eruption suspected at Mt. HakoneA small-scale eruption appears to have occurred near Owakudani on Mount Hakone that straddles Kanagawa and Shizuoka prefectures, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said on June 30.
The agency raised its volcanic alert level around the mountain from 2 to 3, stiffening restrictions on entry into the area.

Prince Akishino, Princess Kiko Reflect On 25 Years Of Marriage

Prince Akishino, Princess Kiko reflect on 25 years of marriagePrince Akishino, 49, and Princess Kiko, 48, of Japan's Imperial Family, have released a collection of dialogue between them reflecting on their 25 years of marriage.
The prince and princess were married on June 29, 1990, while Princess Kiko was a graduate student at Gakushuin University. Their thoughts on the 25 years since then were publically released via the Imperial Household Agency.