"Although perhaps more to America itself than towards other countries."
08 Nov 2016 22:56 GMT | US Elections 2016
Sunday's vote for upper house seats has the ruling Liberal Democrats eyeing major gains.
11 Jul 2016 12:20 GMT | Japan, Elections, Asia Pacific
New Democratic Party wants to save Japan from one of the "deepest crises of democracy it has faced in 70 years".
27 Mar 2016 13:14 GMT | Politics, Asia, Japan, Shinzo Abe
Japanese entrepreneurs see lucrative opportunities in attracting Muslim tourists.
Michael Penn | 17 Dec 2015 10:34 GMT | Asia, Japan, Islam, Tourism, Arts & Culture
The Ahmadi Muslim community in Japan hopes its new mosque will promote intercultural understanding and dialogue.
Michael Penn | 28 Nov 2015 10:56 GMT | Arts & Culture, Japan, Islam
Japanese protesters invoke human rights abuse and painful memories of war to oppose US Marine airbase on their island.
Michael Penn | 04 Oct 2015 10:13 GMT | Military, Human Rights, Japan, Asia Pacific
After decades of pacifism since WWII, conservative government now wants the military to be able to fight overseas.
Michael Penn | 31 Aug 2015 05:42 GMT | Military, Japan, Shinzo Abe, United States
Government must listen to its people insisting on no new American Marine base on the island, Yukio Hatoyama says.
Michael Penn | 17 Jun 2015 06:11 GMT | Asia Pacific, Japan, United States, Shinzo Abe, Military
Takeshi Onaga asks Japan's central government to suspend work on the contentious airbase, citing environmental concerns.
Michael Penn | 23 Mar 2015 11:46 GMT | Politics, Environment, Japan, Military
Attempts to revise war-time history of sex slavery result in a backlash and more criticism.
Michael Penn | 16 Mar 2015 05:13 GMT | Human Rights, War & Conflict, Shinzo Abe, Japan, United States
Mother of Kenji Goto, being held by ISIL, pleads for his life, as deadline for payment of $200 million ransom looms.
Michael Penn | 23 Jan 2015 03:19 GMT | Politics, Asia Pacific, Japan
The poignant stories of Palestinian prisoners in Israel and the effects of imprisonment on them and their families.
Israel, Palestine, Human Rights
We analyse how populist far-right movements are challenging the promise of an integrated union.
A group of exonerated death row survivors called the 'Resurrection Club' fights to abolish the death penalty in the US.
Human Rights, Politics, US & Canada
We tell the story of Mouawiya Syasneh, the boy whose anti-Assad graffiti lit the spark that engulfed Syria.
War & Conflict, Syria's Civil War