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World News >> Japan

GSDF unit in South Sudan was ordered to carry weapons in summer 2016, mission member and Japan defense official admit
Peacekeepers were given the orders following a July 2016 outbreak of fierce fighting, despite government claims the area was devoid of armed conflict.
04/23/2018 - 04:35 AM

 

Endangered bat, believed to be extinct locally, discovered in former U.S. training area in Okinawa
A former U.S. military training site in Okinawa Prefecture provided a precious refuge for a critically endangered bat unseen on the prefecture’s main island for ...
04/24/2018 - 03:39 AM

 

Amazon reportedly working on another big bet: home robots
Ten years ago, Amazon introduced the Kindle and established the appeal of reading on a digital device. Four years ago, Jeff Bezos and company rolled ...
04/24/2018 - 03:13 AM

 

Motive elusive after van driver kills 10 on Toronto sidewalk
Police in Canada’s biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a ...
04/24/2018 - 02:20 AM

 

Tokyo man switched at birth seeks out parents, and answers
For a Tokyo man, being told by friends and neighbors that he looked nothing like his parents was a source of pain growing up, and ...
04/24/2018 - 02:15 AM

 

G-7 backs Japan on abductees and security ahead of U.S.-N. Korea summit
In the run-up to a planned historic summit between the U.S. and North Korean leaders, Japan has won broader international backing for its efforts to ...
04/24/2018 - 01:49 AM

 

Son of Brazilian migrant set to qualify as lawyer in Japan
Eiji Teruya, a third-generation Japanese-Brazilian and son of a migrant worker, has passed the bar exam and is getting ready to go to work as ...
04/24/2018 - 12:38 AM

 

G-7 foreign ministers say North Korean nuclear and missile suspension is not enough
Group of Seven foreign ministers pledged Monday to maintain “maximum pressure” on North Korea to compel it to give up its nuclear and missile programs, ...
04/24/2018 - 12:11 AM

 

Japanese firms see big future for small-scale industrial robots
A two-armed robot in a Chiba factory carefully stacks rice balls in a box, which a worker carries off for shipment to convenience stores. At ...
04/23/2018 - 11:59 PM

 

Abe Cabinet approves top Finance Ministry bureaucrat’s resignation over sexual harassment allegations
The Cabinet on Tuesday approved the resignation of the top Finance Ministry bureaucrat over sexual harassment allegations as criticism of the government’s approach to the ...
04/23/2018 - 11:58 PM

 

Veteran LDP lawmaker Hakubun Shimomura calls sexual harassment whistleblowing almost a ‘crime’
Veteran Lower House member and former education minister Hakubun Shimomura said a reporter’s decision to record sexually suggestive remarks by the top Finance Ministry bureaucrat ...
04/23/2018 - 11:28 PM

 

Opposition camp pressures Finance Ministry to punish Junichi Fukuda over alleged sex harassment
Opposition parties on Monday pushed the Finance Ministry to punish its top official by blocking his eligibility for full retirement benefits in the wake of ...
04/23/2018 - 05:50 AM

 

Chinese cyberspies allegedly targeted Japanese defense firms for North Korea secrets: report
The hackers have targeted domestic defense companies, possibly to get information about Tokyo’s policy toward resolving the North Korean nuclear impasse, according to a cybersecurity ...
04/23/2018 - 05:49 AM

 

Nagoya shop offers unique handbags made by workers with disabilities from recycled obi
The souvenir shop Nagomya in Kinshachi Yokocho, a shopping area that opened right outside the grounds of Nagoya Castle late last month, is selling handbags ...
04/23/2018 - 05:32 AM

 

Tourists, take note: As drones multiply in Japan, so do rules governing where they can be flown
Make a trip to any major electronics store today and you’re bound to find a section selling drones. Once little more than toys for enthusiasts, ...
04/23/2018 - 05:22 AM

 

Japan to screen departing foreign flyers with facial recognition tech to shorten arrival process
Automated gates equipped with the technology will screen departing foreign nationals at major airports from fiscal 2019 in a bid to speed up the immigration ...
04/23/2018 - 05:07 AM

 

In Japan, new rules may leave short-term lodging industry out in the cold
Japan’s new law on short-term lodging services was meant to ease a shortage of hotel rooms, bring order to an unregulated market, and offer more ...
04/23/2018 - 05:06 AM

 

Rafael Nadal makes history with dominant win over Kei Nishikori in Monte Carlo final
Usually modest about his achievements, Rafael Nadal allowed himself a moment to appreciate his record 31st Masters title on Sunday.Nadal was at his dominant best ...
04/22/2018 - 11:45 PM

 

Hiroto Kyoguchi to defend IBF minimumweight title against the Philippines’ Vince Paras
IBF minimumweight champion Hiroto Kyoguchi will face the Philippines’ Vince Paras in his second title defense, his Watanabe gym said Monday.Kyoguchi will take on Paras, ...
04/23/2018 - 10:04 AM

 

Jake Guentzel scores four goals to lift Pittsburgh
Jake Guentzel dropped to his right knee and slid on the ice in celebration, not only for his second career postseason hat trick, but for ...
04/23/2018 - 04:58 AM

 

Tigers pitcher Shintaro Fujinami at crossroads
The Hanshin Tigers have a Shintaro Fujinami problem. They just don’t seem to know what to do about it.Fujinami, 24, is one of the most ...
04/23/2018 - 04:52 AM

 

Rugby World Cup organizers launch volunteer recruitment drive for Japan 2019
The 2019 Rugby World Cup organizing committee announced Monday it has officially launched the recruitment process for some 10,000 volunteers across 12 Japanese host cities ...
04/23/2018 - 03:41 AM

 

Arsene Wenger says fan protests led to decision to leave Arsenal
Arsene Wenger said he wasn’t tired of managing Arsenal but quit after finding fan protests calling for his departure “hurtful” and damaging to the club’s ...
04/23/2018 - 03:27 AM

 

Yuya Kubo scores on return to Gent lineup
Yuya Kubo scored for Belgian Pro League side Gent in its 2-1 playoff loss away to Charleroi on Sunday.Returning to the starting lineup for the ...
04/23/2018 - 02:59 AM

 

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani bats cleanup for first time in MLB after bullpen session
Shohei Ohtani batted cleanup for the first time on Sunday, but Johnny Cueto struck him out twice and pitched six shutout innings in the San ...
04/23/2018 - 01:36 AM

 

Ginobili carries Spurs in Game 4
Ettore Messina was screaming at the Spurs, and Manu Ginobili loved it.Before Gregg Popovich, Ginobili played in Italy for Messina, and on Sunday he delivered ...
04/23/2018 - 12:53 AM

 

Jets dig deep to hold off Sunrockers
For the Chiba Jets Funabashi, their 42nd victory of the season in game No. 55 was a hard-earned triumph on Sunday. It was a win ...
04/22/2018 - 09:17 AM

 

Japan returns to Fed Cup elite after playoff victory over Britain
Miyu Kato and Makoto Ninomiya beat Britain’s Johanna Konta and Heather Watson in doubles on Sunday to earn Japan promotion back to Fed Cup World ...
04/22/2018 - 08:23 AM

 

V-Varen hold off Reysol for third straight win
Shu Hiramatsu scored a 50th-minute header and promoted V-Varen Nagasaki held on for a 1-0 victory over Kashiwa Reysol in the J. League first division ...
04/22/2018 - 08:11 AM

 

Huge hometown crowd celebrates Olympic figure skating champ Yuzuru Hanyu in Sendai
More than 100,000 people turned out to cheer Yuzuru Hanyu, who won a second consecutive men’s figure skating gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, ...
04/22/2018 - 08:06 AM

 

Teenager Akira Sone makes history at national women’s judo championship
Teenager Akira Sone became the first judoka to win the national women’s championship in her tournament debut on Sunday.Sone claimed an extra-period win over Wakaba ...
04/22/2018 - 07:35 AM

 

Versatile Trashaun Nixon impresses at running back as Frontiers down Pirates
The X League champion Fujitsu Frontiers lost two offensive weapons — MVP quarterback Colby Cameron and longtime ace running back Gino Gordon — after last ...
04/22/2018 - 07:27 AM

 

New Zealand wins Kitakyushu Sevens; Japan finishes last
New Zealand won the women’s Kitakyushu Sevens for the second straight year Sunday, beating France 24-12 in the final on another disappointing day for host ...
04/22/2018 - 07:15 AM

 

Onelki Garcia pitches Dragons past Carp to sweep series
Onelki Garcia allowed two runs over seven innings Sunday as the Chunichi Dragons beat the Hiroshima Carp 3-2 to complete a three-game sweep of the ...
04/22/2018 - 06:57 AM

 

Man United stops Tottenham to advance to final of F.A. Cup
A third cup final with Manchester United for Jose Mourinho. More F.A. Cup semifinal misery for Tottenham.While Mauricio Pochettino wins admiration for his style of ...
04/22/2018 - 06:20 AM

 

Kiyomiya shows off power on farm
After a slow start to his first season as a professional, Kotaro Kiyomiya provided fans with a small glimpse of what made him the most ...
04/22/2018 - 05:35 AM

 

Capitals take 3-2 series lead over Blue Jackets
Overtime came at the perfect time for the Washington Capitals.Outshot, outskated and outplayed by the Columbus Blue Jackets in a lopsided third period of Game ...
04/22/2018 - 04:01 AM

 

A’s lefty Sean Manaea tosses no-hitter against Red Sox
Sean Manaea might’ve been the only person at the Oakland Coliseum who didn’t realize he was still working on a no-hitter.After a dropped popup in ...
04/22/2018 - 03:59 AM

 

Anthony Davis inspires Pelicans to series sweep of Blazers
Anthony Davis sat on the court, a scowl on his face and his biceps flexed on each side of his head.The Pelicans All-Star had just ...
04/22/2018 - 03:28 AM

 

Kei Nishikori sets up showdown against Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo final
Kei Nishikori believes he can find a way to beat Rafael Nadal in Sunday’s Monte Carlo Masters final, but admits the 10-time champion looks to ...
04/22/2018 - 12:38 AM

 

Crusaders see off Sunwolves’ challenge during hailstorm
The defending champion Crusaders weathered a severe hailstorm and a stubborn showing by the winless Sunwolves to prevail 33-11 and improve their chances of a ...
04/22/2018 - 12:02 AM

 

Golden Kings whip SeaHorses in clash of title-chasing titans
Takatoshi Furukawa scored 11 of his team-high 18 points in the second half and four teammates also reached double figures in points as the Ryukyu ...
04/21/2018 - 10:21 AM

 

Frontale heap misery on Antlers once again
Defending J. League champions Kawasaki Frontale rubbed more salt into Kashima Antlers’ wounds with a resounding 4-1 win over last season’s runners-up on Saturday.Frontale, who ...
04/21/2018 - 08:38 AM

 

Buffaloes’ Yuki Nishi tosses eight scoreless innings, earns first win of season
Yuki Nishi threw eight scoreless innings, guiding the Orix Buffaloes to a 3-1victory over the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Saturday.Nishi (1-3) struck out six, ...
04/21/2018 - 07:15 AM

 

Crusaders pummel winless Sunwolves
The defending champion Crusaders scored two early tries and then lost their way in a hailstorm before running away to a 33-11 win over Japan’s ...
04/21/2018 - 07:05 AM

 

Japan, Britain tied in Fed Cup clash
World No. 22 Naomi Osaka defeated Heather Watson in straight sets Saturday before Kurumi Nara lost her match, giving Japan a 1-1 tie with Britain ...
04/21/2018 - 06:36 AM

 

The hoops worth going through
The challenges of coaching basketball in Japan keep Samir St. Clair on a winning streak
04/22/2018 - 03:13 AM

 

A lot of love: Blewit, a poodle-Shih Tzu mix, finds a forever home
A lot of love: Blewit, a poodle-Shih Tzu mix, was first featured here in July 2016 after being rescued from severe neglect in a hoarder’s ...
04/22/2018 - 03:15 AM

 

Visitors to Okinawa invited to be citizen scientists as tourism takes its toll on coral
Divers equipped with a simple color chart and an app can help keep an eye on the island prefecture's delicate coral ecosystem.
04/15/2018 - 04:40 AM

 

Advice on HIV tests, Japanese pensions, rugby and reuniting with kids
Lifelines works through a selection of topics that have come our way recently.
04/15/2018 - 04:39 AM

 

Type 1 diabetic travelers to Japan, be prepared
Traveling to Japan with Type 1 diabetes can be tough, but only if you allow it to be.
04/11/2018 - 06:00 AM

 

Pick up a secondhand book in Japan and unearth a mystery
Perhaps the greatest pleasure to be derived from shopping at secondhand book stores in Japan comes from never knowing what might turn up between their ...
04/11/2018 - 05:59 AM

 

Star light, star bright: a tabby cat named Asari
Besides being gorgeous, Asari is classic cat — aloof when she prefers to be alone, looking for loving when it's company she craves.
04/11/2018 - 05:58 AM

 

In Japan, who do you think you are? Fun and games with foreign names in katakana
Katakana renderings of non-Japanese names can cause a raft of problems if spelling issues are allowed to fester.
04/04/2018 - 06:55 AM

 

Readers’ views on intercultural insensitivity, Japanese schooling, English gaps and an inspirational Indian
Some readers' responses to recent stories on the Community pages.
04/04/2018 - 06:54 AM

 

New minpaku law will alter Japan’s rental and hospitality landscape
A new law will go into effect in June to regulate minpaku, private residences rented out by their owners as short-term lodgings. To most, the ...
04/01/2018 - 04:30 AM

 

Japan’s Supreme Court orders a child be sent home in a Hague parental abduction case. Maybe.
Defanged habeas corpus grew some teeth in last month's Nagoya international custody ruling, but the problem of toothless enforcement remains.
04/01/2018 - 03:50 AM

 

Tokyo Cowboys shoot for more diversity on Japanese screens
"We can't all be lost, drunk, rude gaijin (foreigners) on television and movies forever," says Christopher McCombs of Tokyo Cowboys.
04/01/2018 - 03:49 AM

 

Great haven: Great Pyrenees Coco finds a new home in Tokyo
Cosette, rechristened Coco, has found a new and loving home with Yutaka Hibi and his wife, Mayumi, of Tokyo.
04/01/2018 - 03:48 AM

 

Why not try Canada, eh?: For Japanese students, a university up north is worth considering
Japanese students just hoping for a cheaper college option than the U.S. by heading north may be disappointed — but there are plenty of other ...
03/28/2018 - 06:10 AM

 

From Tohoku to Tokyo, Acchi Cocchi NPO offers healing through art
Acchi Cocchi brings music, dance and the visual arts into everyday life in Tohoku and the greater Tokyo area.
03/28/2018 - 06:09 AM

 

Dodgy data spared Japan’s workers from a labor system that’s ripe for abuse, for now
At first glance, the discretionary work system looks like a dream come true in terms of work-life balance. On closer inspection, though, it has the ...
03/25/2018 - 04:30 AM

 

What would you pay to live in Minato Ward?
It was in 2001 when my friend, Chikako Sakamoto, paid ¥9.8 million for a six-tatami-mat apartment in Tokyo’s central Minato Ward. The apartment was inside ...
04/23/2018 - 05:00 AM

 

You should get the hang of ‘そのうち’ and ‘今に’ soon enough
Introducing two adverbs that show the near future, そのうち and 今に.
04/23/2018 - 04:59 AM

 

Let’s discuss social media
This week’s featured article AP Over two days of questioning in Congress, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that he didn’t know key details of a ...
04/23/2018 - 04:57 AM

 

Importance of friendship transcends march of time
A former high-flying chemical engineer working in fertilizer development and management, it's no surprise that Indonesia's Ambassador to Japan Arifin Tasrif, was once working all ...
04/22/2018 - 03:38 PM

 

Top stars and collaborations in Japanese fashion
This month, fashion in Japan is coming at you with collaborations involving two major artists, one of the musical persuasion and another that might just ...
04/22/2018 - 03:33 AM

 

Classic ways to boost new games
Nintendo goes analog, "Dark Souls" remains relentless and "Gods of War" finds new mythology
04/22/2018 - 03:31 AM

 

Naoyuki Kawahara: Helping Sudan heal with medicine and more
Naoyuki Kawahara quit his job as a medical attache for the Embassy of Japan in Sudan to set up a non-profit organization, Rociantes, and provide ...
04/21/2018 - 09:57 AM

 

Still eating, still writing: Robbie Swinnerton reflects on 20 years of Tokyo Food File
At 1,000 restaurants in, what keeps this insatiable food writer hungry?
04/21/2018 - 09:54 AM

 

Liaison: Flair and performance from kitchen to table
Despite the unassuming setting, chef Hideyo Dezaki delivers seasonal, creative fare at Liaison.
04/21/2018 - 09:52 AM

 

Critters Burger: Serious people making serious burgers
Critters Burger may be turning 10 but their burgers are as on-point as ever.
04/21/2018 - 09:50 AM

 

The long pour: Tokyo Coffee Festival rounds up specialty coffee from across Japan
Japanese coffee shops are more international than ever, yet manage to preserve a unique sense of kodawari, an uncompromising dedication to the craft.
04/21/2018 - 09:48 AM

 

Baskin Robbins’ ‘Popping Shower’ ice cream promises more pop
Baskin Robbins’ ongoing tie-up with confectionery maker Fujiya has produced a bumper crop of tasty sweets available at convenience stores across the country. But so ...
04/21/2018 - 09:46 AM

 

Dyeing to keep Japanese textile crafts alive
Kimono artist Masanobu Ota on traditional Japanese customs, his design process and sneakers.
04/21/2018 - 09:32 AM

 

Fly-fishing in the remote reaches of Hokkaido
Akan National Park is renowned for some of the best fly-fishing in all Japan, and anglers can expect plentiful, seasonal catch.
04/20/2018 - 06:14 AM

 

OK Google, auto-fill the gaps in my Japanese
If you are stuck for what to say in Japanese, Google search — and in particular, its auto-fill function — can be your friend.
04/16/2018 - 05:00 AM

 

If it’s an explanation of how to use ‘nara’ you’re looking for, here it is
Introducing how to use Xなら、Y, meaning "if X, Y" or "if it is the case that X, Y."
04/16/2018 - 04:59 AM

 

New manager for the Japan World Cup soccer team is the ‘best choice’
Former Japan national team manager Takeshi Okada voices his approval of newly appointed Akira Nishino.
04/16/2018 - 04:58 AM

 

Let’s discuss women and sumo
A controversy over gender discrimination in sumo flared earlier this month after a referee urged two women to stay out of the ring as they ...
04/16/2018 - 04:57 AM

 

Japan’s pop culture and literature drive soft power
Anime, manga and Haruki Murakami may form an unlikely trinity, but outside of Japan they're responsible for filling Japanese Studies departments and sprawling convention halls ...
04/22/2018 - 03:32 AM

 

Singer Shania Twain apologizes for saying she would have voted for Trump
Singer Shania Twain has apologized for saying if she were American she would have voted for Donald Trump for president, even though he’s offensive.Twain made ...
04/22/2018 - 11:24 PM

 

Autopsies find nothing suspicious in DJ Avicii’s death in Oman
Sweden’s public broadcaster says police in Oman have conducted two autopsies on the body of Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ Avicii, who died Friday at age ...
04/22/2018 - 08:02 PM

 

Ian Buruma’s ‘A Tokyo Romance’ captures the beating heart of avant-garde Japan
Landing in the Japanese capital in 1975 was a bit of a shock. "The crowds, the noise, the visual excess" — everything seemed over-the-top.
04/21/2018 - 09:38 AM

 

‘As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams’ brings to life the lucid prose of the Sarashina Nikki
The "Sarashina Nikki" is a classic of Japanese literature. The life of the narrator, one spent largely turned away from the world, is revealed in ...
04/21/2018 - 09:36 AM

 

‘Hiroshima Boy’: Mas Arai takes a well-deserved bow in the saga’s final mystery
Masao "Mas" Arai, a humble gardener from Southern California, is a righteous dude. Carrying the ashes of his lifelong friend and fellow hibakusha (A-bomb survivor) ...
04/21/2018 - 09:34 AM

 

Dance music superstar Avicii dies at 28
Avicii, one of the world’s most successful DJs who helped usher in the global boom in electronic music but struggled to cope with the hard-partying ...
04/21/2018 - 05:12 AM

 

Minnesota prosecutor says after two-year probe, no charges will be brought in connection with pop star Prince’s death
Two years after pop icon Prince died of an overdose, prosecutors said Thursday they will not file any criminal charges and announced a settlement with ...
04/20/2018 - 01:45 AM

 

Yuki Kimura may have struck out on ‘The Bachelor Japan,’ but she won the people’s rose
On the first episode of the reality dating series “The Bachelor Japan,” 25 women took turns stepping out of a limousine, walking down a red ...
04/19/2018 - 04:30 AM

 

Shizuoka stage festival aims to engage its audiences the old-fashioned way
This hasn’t been a great year for social media. Internet addiction has been a hot topic, as have privacy issues, and there has even been ...
04/19/2018 - 04:23 AM

 

BTS is big, let’s hope the hype helps other Asian acts
Earlier this month, an album sung mainly in Japanese landed on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart at No. 43. That’s a rare accomplishment for ...
04/19/2018 - 03:49 AM

 

Saudis screen ‘Black Panther’ to mark kingdom’s cinema opening
Saudi Arabia held a private screening on Wednesday of the Hollywood blockbuster “Black Panther” to herald the launch of movie theaters in the kingdom, and ...
04/18/2018 - 05:47 PM

 

‘Inuyashiki’: It’s a bird, it’s a plane … it’s salaryman!
Fantasizing about instantly acquiring superpowers is something you do as a kid — or when you’re late for an appointment and imagine flying to it ...
04/18/2018 - 05:09 AM

 

‘Liz and the Blue Bird’: A brilliantly executed return to an anime favorite
At my high school in the U.S., it was said that while the athletes were the talk of the school, it was actually the band ...
04/18/2018 - 05:08 AM

 

Koshiro Hino’s ‘Geist’ summons spirits with sound and light
Despite being a fraction of the size of Tokyo, Osaka boasts a long history of underground music that pushes boundaries.The tradition is being kept alive ...
04/18/2018 - 03:10 AM

 

Fox stands behind Sean Hannity after learning he shared lawyer with Trump
Fox News Channel says its management was unaware until it came out in court that host Sean Hannity shared a lawyer with President Donald Trump, ...
04/17/2018 - 09:49 PM

 

Leonardo DiCaprio to present friend Martin Scorsese with award at TCM Film Festival
Leonardo DiCaprio will present his friend and collaborator Martin Scorsese the inaugural Robert Osborne Award for his contributions in keeping classic film relevant.Turner Classic Movies ...
04/17/2018 - 05:56 PM

 

Legacy of genius: Kyosai and Kyosui
Kawanabe Kyosui might not be as well-known as her father Kyosai, but the prolific painter helped pave the way for women artists in early 20th-century ...
04/17/2018 - 05:00 AM

 

Two contradictory proverbs
Few people in Japan are optimistic about the outcome of the Korean talks.
04/23/2018 - 06:25 AM

 

ZTE tests China’s commitment to international law
China should be worried that its companies disregard not only the law, but their promises to national legal authorities.
04/23/2018 - 06:24 AM

 

Trump isn’t Nixon, North Korea isn’t China
The key difference from Beijing in 1972: After any summit, North Korea will remain a weak client state.
04/23/2018 - 06:23 AM

 

Time for Japan to recalibrate its strategy?
A much-touted bond with the U.S. president left Prime Minister Shinzo Abe largely empty-handed.
04/23/2018 - 06:22 AM

 

Finally, Comey comes out of his trance
The former FBI director's book reads like a preview of his likely testimony.
04/23/2018 - 06:21 AM

 

Even in nature, there are perils in sexual inequality
New research suggests major sex differences can be hazardous to a species's health.
04/23/2018 - 06:20 AM

 

Japan and EU aiming to affirm global trade order
The Japan-EU trade deal is a rejection of protectionism, and an affirmation of multilateral trade agreements and the existing trade order.
04/22/2018 - 02:55 AM

 

America’s new threat is an axis of autocracy
Russia and China had a vicious split in the 1960s; now they are in a budding bromance.
04/22/2018 - 02:54 AM

 

Asia couldn’t quit Facebook even if it wanted to
The social network is conquering e-commerce in emerging economies.
04/22/2018 - 02:53 AM

 

Make wise use of SDF’s Iraq logs
A mechanism should be established to properly assess the records of past SDF missions so that what was learned will be utilized in planning future ...
04/21/2018 - 05:02 AM

 

As acceptance grows, gay China wants rights
A ban on gay content has set off a furious backlash.
04/21/2018 - 05:00 AM

 

Adhere to multinational free trade rules
The Japanese government should insist to the U.S. that all trade issues be resolved through the multinational framework under WTO rules.
04/20/2018 - 06:11 AM

 

Big expectations for the Tokyo megalopolis
Currently ranked as the world's No. 3 city, Tokyo could top the list if it improves in three key areas.
04/20/2018 - 06:10 AM

 

U.S. earns more in China than trade numbers reveal
The huge missing ingredient in U.S.-China trade deficit numbers is the business done in China by American companies.
04/20/2018 - 06:10 AM

 

Trump’s premature and illegal attack on Syria
The U.N. Charter prohibits the unprovoked attack of any nation against another, except in the cases of self-defense or a U.N. authorized military operation. Neither ...
04/20/2018 - 06:05 AM

 

Yet another wave of opposition realignment?
The splintered opposition camp needs to be rebuilt into a more united force that can compete with the ruling parties through policies that seek to ...
04/19/2018 - 06:05 AM

 

Japan’s multilayered, multilateral strategy
Tokyo has some work to do to convince the region its strategy is not designed to contain China.
04/19/2018 - 06:04 AM

 

Forging a permanent peace on the peninsula
The upcoming inter-Korean summit is laden with complexity and uncertainty.
04/19/2018 - 06:03 AM

 

Build on the momentum of Japan-China talks
Tokyo and Beijing should continue efforts to put their bilateral relationship back on track.
04/18/2018 - 09:15 AM

 

Time to make water-smart energy choices
The energy sector's depletion of water resources is another major contributor to climate change.
04/18/2018 - 09:14 AM

 

The elephant in the Abe-Trump room
Tokyo and Washington's mutual concern over China's growing military activities in the region trumps Japan-U.S. trade frictions.
04/18/2018 - 09:13 AM

 

 

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