A group of young Japanese members of the Global Shapers Community have just founded the first private student dormitory in Tokyo. Rooms there are cheap and very close to the university.
Japan's capital has held its first evacuation drill in decades, as residents scrambled for cover in subway stations and underground basements. Over 20 such drills have been held nationwide amid threats from North Korea.
A volcano eruption by a popular Japanese ski resort has prompted an avalanche, leaving one person dead and injuring at least 16 others. Officials warned the volcano could still spew more rocks and ash.
In classrooms and corporations, young Japanese are forced to toe the line — but critics say it stifles individuality and initiative, while change will only come very gradually. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
Twenty-two years after Aum Shinrikyo released sarin gas in the Tokyo subway, a court has ruled that an Aum-splinter group no longer poses a threat to the public. But some people have reservations. Julian Ryall reports.
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