- Thoughts on the Immaculate Conception December 10, 2019
- Japan’s crime rate hits postwar low, but report shows rise in child abuse, domestic violence and offenses by the elderly November 30, 2019
- What does it mean to be Japanese and Catholic? Pope Francis in Japan raises the question November 25, 2019
- Schedule: Japanese OMI Traditional Christmas Gathering – Dec. 25-26-27, 2019 November 23, 2019
- Archbishop Kikuchi of Tokyo Appeals for Japanese Society to Recognize that Life from Conception to Death Is Invaluable (from Papal Flight) November 23, 2019
- ‘Work takes priority over religion in Japan’, says Oblate priest ahead of Pope’s visit November 22, 2019
- From child prostitution to nuclear arms, Pope has a big agenda in Asia November 19, 2019
- Pope Francis is going to Japan and Thailand: Here’s what you need to know November 19, 2019
- Pope Francis Sends Video Message to People of Japan November 19, 2019
- Pope considering adding ‘sin against ecology’ to Church’s catechism November 16, 2019
2019 OMI Japan/Korea Delegation
Category Archives: Japan Scene
Young people in 117 countries on Friday called on policymakers to take overdue steps against climate change as part of a global strike just days ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit set to begin in New York on … Continue reading
A Message from the President of the Catholic Bishops’Conference of Japan
Japan is a country with a shrinking population. Due to growing numbers of deaths and declining numbers of births, Japan’s population is shrinking at a rate of over 400,000 people per year. The Japanese government is worried about this of … Continue reading
The number of newborns in Japan hit a record low of 918,397 in 2018, staying below the 1 million mark for the third year in a row, a government survey showed Friday.
My dear Brother Bishops, Pentecost 2019! We are indeed blessed with the renewed call made by our dear Holy Father Pope Francis on the occasion of Pentecost 2019 “to pray for a truly missionary conversion of the whole Church.” Pentecost … Continue reading
The government has compiled a draft outline of new measures to address the growing problem of dementia among the elderly, placing emphasis on preventive steps to curb the increase in the number of patients.
About 613,000 people aged 40 to 64 are believed to fall into the category of recluses, who hide themselves away in their homes without working, the government’s first survey on the age group showed Friday.
Suicide has become the leading cause of death among children aged 10 to 14 in Japan for the first time in the postwar period, an analysis of government demographic data has shown.
The prenuptial agreement, an age-old practice fairly common in many Western countries, is gaining a foothold in Japan as more and more people insist on drawing one up to ensure they will be protected if their marriage ends badly.
Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi admitted to some confusion after being informed that a new Catholic seminary for Asia will be established in the Japanese capital.