Japan

Mapping   Source: BBC  Japan is set to release treated radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean, a move that has been met with opposition from neighbouring countries.   The water, which has accumulated since the 2011 tsunami that damaged the plant, will be released over 30 years after being filtered …

Japan’s parliament passes bill promoting LGBTQ+

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: TH The lower house of Japan’s parliament passed a bill aimed at promoting LGBTQ+ awareness. While support for LGBTQ+ rights has grown among the Japanese public, opposition remains strong within some sections of conservative institutions.  However, recent surveys indicate majority support for legalizing same-sex marriage and other protections, …

GDPs Without Borders

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) Source: TOI   Japanese farmers are hiring labour from India to cut and carry down Koyamaki (umbrella pines) from mountains, due to its ageing populations. Significance: This mutually beneficial agreement helps Japan with its worker shortages and India with its overabundance of young farmers.   Usage: The example can be …

SANSAD TV: PERSPECTIVE- QUAD FOR FREE INDO-PACIFIC

  Introduction: The foreign ministers of the Quad grouping of India, the US, Australia and Japan vowed to work vigorously to achieve the grouping’s shared vision of a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific and collectively deal with common threats such as terrorism. At the Quad Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Melbourne, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 21, 2014

ARCHIVES January 21, 2014 INTERNATIONAL India- Japan Relationship Civilian nuclear cooperation agreement between India and Japan and controversial issues India plans to build about 20 nuclear power plants to increase the share of nuclear power in supply from the current 4% to 25% by 2050. To meet its energy needs, India would like to partner …