Japan

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Answer and Global Hit

For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for a Japanese island known for its performing arts. The answer is Sado Island. The drumming group, Kodo, hails from this island. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with the group's manager, Jun Akimoto for today's Global Hit.

Politics

Japan's new first lady

Japan has a new prime minister today. Akiko Fujita reports that the new prime minister's wife is likely to change the traditional role of Japanese first lady.

Conflict & Justice

Japan's 'foreigners'

Japan's parliament is considering letting ?permanent foreign residents? vote in local elections. It's a politically sensitive issue and, as Akiko Fujita reports, the bill has sparked a fierce public debate.