CNA Staff, Mar 17, 2021 / 08:46 pm (CNA).- A district court in Japan has ruled that the government’s failure to acknowledge same-sex marriage is a violation of the constitution.A Sapporo district court said the government’s definition of marriage was d… […]
Rome Newsroom, Mar 11, 2021 / 05:00 am (CNA).- Ten years ago on March 11, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake under the ocean off the coast of Japan triggered a disaster at a Fukushima power plant which killed nearly 20,000 people and is considered to be the wo… […]
CNA Staff, Feb 10, 2021 / 12:25 am (CNA).- The Catholic bishops of Japan and Korea have criticized the Japanese government’s plans to release into the sea millions of gallons of radioactive water from the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.“We opp… […]
Originally published in Japanese in 1982, the novel Sachiko by Shūsaku Endō, perhaps Asia’s best-known Catholic author of fiction, has been recently translated into English by Van C. Gessel. In part a conventional love story […]
Rome Newsroom, Jan 22, 2021 / 07:30 am (CNA).- The Catholic bishops of Hiroshima and Nagasaki welcomed the United Nations treaty banning nuclear weapons that came into force Friday, while expressing disappointment that Japan was not a signatory.