Akiko Fujita

Global Scan

A German town turns a neo-Nazi march into an anti-hate walkathon

A German town has spent decades grappling with a neo-Nazi group marching through it, honoring a Nazi hero. But this year, they came up with a way to make a little good come out of the march. Meanwhile, Norway is making its passports into works of art that reflect their country. And a video explanation of why the US and Liberia are linked by history. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Politics

Another prime minister for Japan?

Akiko Fujita profiles Ichiro Ozawa who could become the third prime minister of Japan in the space of one year. Ozawa is a veteran powerbroker in Japan's Democratic Party. He's looking to unseat the current party leader, Japan's ruling prime minister.

Arts, Culture & Media

Fish rock

The Japanese seem to be losing their appetite for fish. A government study shows the average consumption of seafood in the country has dropped below meat. That's forced Japan's fishing industry to fight back with music! Akiko Fujita checked out the sound.

Politics

Japan's North Korean schools

North Korea funds 10 high schools in Japan. These schools cater to students of Korean descent living in Japan, and the schools aren't popular with the Japanese government. Reporter Akiko Fujita explains.

Arts, Culture & Media

Kit Kat big in Japan

American candy lovers know the Kit Kat bar. But few would recognize the varieties sold in Japan. 200 kinds of Kit Kat bars have been sold in Japan over the years. Akiko Fujita checked out the candy in Tokyo.

Conflict & Justice

US-Japan custody battle

A custody battle between a Tennessee man and his Japanese ex-wife is highlighting legal differences between the two countries. Japan doesn't recognize international custody. Reporter Akiko Fujita has the story.

Politics

Another prime minister for Japan?

Akiko Fujita profiles Ichiro Ozawa who could become the third prime minister of Japan in the space of one year. Ozawa is a veteran powerbroker in Japan's Democratic Party. He's looking to unseat the current party leader, Japan's ruling prime minister.

Global Scan

A German town turns a neo-Nazi march into an anti-hate walkathon

A German town has spent decades grappling with a neo-Nazi group marching through it, honoring a Nazi hero. But this year, they came up with a way to make a little good come out of the march. Meanwhile, Norway is making its passports into works of art that reflect their country. And a video explanation of why the US and Liberia are linked by history. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

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

US-Japan custody battle

A custody battle between a Tennessee man and his Japanese ex-wife is highlighting legal differences between the two countries. Japan doesn't recognize international custody. Reporter Akiko Fujita has the story.

Arts, Culture & Media

Kit Kat big in Japan

American candy lovers know the Kit Kat bar. But few would recognize the varieties sold in Japan. 200 kinds of Kit Kat bars have been sold in Japan over the years. Akiko Fujita checked out the candy in Tokyo.