Stories about Japan from January, 2015
Japanese PM's ‘Triple Disaster’ Response to ISIS Ransom Demands
The prime minister dispatched a notably pro-Israel Japanese lawmaker to Jordan to deal with the crisis and delivered his response to ISIS's demands standing in front of an Israeli flag.
Horrific Hokkaido Bear Attack Repackaged as Cute Japanese Tourist Attraction
"I'm not sure if the warm and friendly image of the bear here is quite appropriate here..."
This Snowboarder Was Lost for 2 Nights in the Snow, But It's His Hair People Can't Stop Talking About
Three Japanese snowboarders were rescued from a snowy mountain. One member of the group not only had to apologize for getting lost, but also endured speculation about his hair.
Japanese Singer Sports Hitler Moustache in New Year's Political Statement
Why was Keisuke Kuwata wearing a Hitler moustache during his performance? He hasn't said why, but some think it was meant to criticise Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Countdown to Asian Cup 2015 Heats Up in Australia
The temperatures in Australia are soaring a week before hosting the Asian Cup 2015 starting 9 January.