Japan should use more English in promoting its territorial claims to the Senkaku and Takeshima islands, a government panel said Tuesday.
A report from the panel concluded that the Japanese government is falling behind other countries in promoting its territorial claims to the Senkakus in the East China Sea and Takeshima in the Sea of Japan.
The government also lacks the ability to communicate effectively with the international community, the panel said.
The government had lifted a vehicle ban on National Route 6 through the area where residency is restricted due to the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant, the first time that stretch of highway has been open to automobiles since the nuclear crisis began in March 2011. (Japan Times)
The number of people aged 65 or older in Japan comes to a record 32.96 million as of Monday, accounting for an all-time high of 25.9 pct of the nation's total population, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications estimated Sunday. (Jiji Press)
The Asahi Shimbun, under fire for erroneous reports on Japan's wartime military brothels and the testimony of the late chief of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, revealed Sunday yet another scandal, saying it fabricated an interview with the president of Nintendo Co. (Kyodo)