Highlights / Japan

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Vancouver woman’s plea for Japanese elephant

If it was a human, it might well be considered cruel and unusual punishment. That’s what Vancouver blogger Ulara Nakagawa thought when she saw the elephant in what she describes as a “prison” in “one of the cruellest, most archaic »

International, Society

Two crew members on Canadian warship face drug charges in Japan

Two crew members aboard a Canadian frigate are facing drug related charges in Japan after they were detained by Tokyo police, says the Royal Canadian Navy. The pair – a civilian employee and a member of the military – were detained Monday »

Economy, International, Politics

Chrystia Freeland’s TPP tightrope act

Canada’s International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland has quite a balancing act on her delicate hands when it comes to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. On the one hand, the former top-notch journalist, turned politician, has to balance the fact that the trade »

International, Society

History: Dec.08, 1941- Infamy, and the Battle of Hong Kong

One of the most recognized phrases in history is that of U.S. President Roosevelt on December 8th, 1941 in response to the surprise attack on Pearl Harbour. Japan had not issued a declaration of war prior to the surprise attack »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Japan told to halt Antarctic whaling, activists in Canada want stricter rules

The International Court of Justice in a 12-4 ruling on Monday ordered a temporary halt to Japanese whaling in the Antarctic. The court says the hunt is not “scientific” as Japan claims. A ship from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society »

Economy, International, Politics

Canadian and Japanese prime ministers talk security and trade

Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Ottawa on Tuesday (September 24). The two discussed security, trade and energy. In a press release following a press conference by the two, Prime Minister Harper focused on »