Japanese scientists will begin to try to make human organs in animals after receiving permission from the government for the first time in Japan’s history to conduct such studies. This controversial area of research consists of implanting human stem cells called “iPS” in modified animal embryos. The stem cells are capable of producing any type of cell according to the part of the body in which they are implanted and can thus form the basis for the creation of a particular organ.
The Japanese government cabinet has decided to exclude Korea from the list of “white countries” that can receive preferential treatment in trade control. As a result, the fierce confrontation between Japan and Korea becomes even more serious. The decree takes effect on August 28th. Korea is subjected to new export restrictions. The Japanese side explained that the decision was due to the lack of an export control system in Korea and security concerns.
The North Korean government said Friday the missiles launched yesterday are new tactical weapons designed to send a “solemn warning” to South Korea to stop importing armaments and conducting joint military exercises with the United States. The launch of two short-range missiles on Thursday was the first since North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump met last month in the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas.
Japan’s ruling center-right coalition retained control in upper house elections on Sunday, but lost seats in the process. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democrats took the worst of it, losing more than a dozen seats. His junior coalition partners, the Komeito Party, and allied Japan Innovation Party actually made small gains. Abe remains well-positioned to deal with several domestic and foreign policy issues before his House of Representatives comes up again in 2021. However, his forces lost their two-thirds majority in the House of Councillors, scuttling a debate, for now, on the role of the military in pacifist Japan.
The Japanese police were trying to elucidate Friday the motive of the suspect in the aftermath of a terrible fire that killed 33 people in an animation studio in Kyoto. Witnesses described scenes of hell. The tragedy stirred up excitement in Japan and beyond, with fans around the world sending online messages of support to Kyoto Animation which produces successful cartoons.
First off, what is anime. Anime is simply animation created in a specific style that originated in Japan. The majority of anime are based off graphic novels called manga. Manga is similar to comics with a few differences. In regards to anime’s presence in America, it still can’t be considered mainstream, and is still not viewed in high regards by the majority of society. Despite this, there is no doubt in my mind that anime will become a major part of American Pop Culture.