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Conflict & Justice

Ainu note

Anchor Marco Werman tells us about a resolution passed by Japan's parliament today recognizing the Ainu people as an indigenous group of Japan for the first time ever.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the town of Obama in Japan. In Japanese, Obama means "little beach." The city's residents have cheered on US President-Elect Barack Obama. The World's Patrick Cox tells us more.

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.


What the Toyota recall means to Japan

Toyota hasn't stopped selling cars in Japan but the company's problems in the U.S. and now Europe have made headlines back home. Akiko Fujita tells us how the Toyota recall has been playing out in Japan. From PRI's The World.


Japanese Prime Minister resigns

Japan's Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama resigned today, just eight months after taking office. A controversial US military base on Okinawa had a lot to do with his stepping down. Akiko Fujita reports from Tokyo.


Japan's centenarian mystery

Japan officially has the world's largest number of people over the age of 100. But a recent series of grisly discoveries has put that exact number in doubt. Correspondent Akiko Fujita reports from Tokyo on what's happening to Japan's centenarians.