The heads of Japan's Sanitary Equipment Industry association say the standardized symbols were needed to help the millions of tourists expected to visit the Olympic games in Japan in three years.
Journalist Yasuda was released in early November after being held by Syrian Islamists for 40 months. Upon his return to Japan, he was slammed by some sections of Japanese society. Yasuda spoke to DW about his ordeal.
Calgary's citizens have decided to not endorse the city's bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. The vote was a major blow to the IOC, which is now left with only two bids to host the event.
South Korea announced it would shut down an association for former "comfort women" and their families, which had been funded by Japan. The foundation is a key element of a deeply unpopular 2015 accord with Japan.
Microplastics can be found just about everywhere, from the depths of the ocean to our beer. So it's not a surprise that these tiny bits of plastic have made their way into our poo. But what does it mean for our health?
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