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With Trump visit to Tokyo, Japan and U.S. look to highlight strengthened alliance and avoid trade differences
Officials and experts say the top priority for President Donald Trump’s during his state visit is to show off his friendship with Prime Minister Shinzo ...
05/25/2019 - 04:14 AM


Trump joins golf buddy Abe on links, but missives on trade and North Korea leave Japanese leader in the rough
U.S. President Donald Trump basked in the glory of his first state visit to Japan on Sunday, after enjoying some time on the links with ...
05/26/2019 - 03:04 AM


IT services touted as key to future of Japan’s farming sector
Self-driving tractors, tomato-picking robots, camera-mounted drones to survey fields and spot crop damage, and satellite data from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to help ...
05/26/2019 - 02:09 AM


U.K. leadership hopefuls vow to succeed where Theresa May failed on Brexit
The race to become the U.K.’s next premier has opened in earnest with an array of hopefuls promising to succeed where Theresa May failed and ...
05/26/2019 - 01:40 AM


Hokkaido city temperature sets May record as heat wave envelops Japan
Sweltering heat struck a wide swath of Japan on Sunday, with the Meteorological Agency issuing high temperature warnings in a number of areas, including the ...
05/26/2019 - 01:16 AM


China digs in for protracted trade fight with U.S.
China is digging in for a tough period of deteriorating ties with the United States, fanning the flames of patriotism with Korean War films, a ...
05/26/2019 - 01:11 AM


U.S. ambassador urges China to talk to the Dalai Lama during Tibet trip
China should hold talks with Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad told Chinese officials during a trip to the ...
05/26/2019 - 01:06 AM


Four missing after Japan-flagged cargo ship sinks in collision off Chiba Prefecture
Four people were missing Sunday afternoon after two Japanese cargo ships collided in the early morning hours off the coast of Chiba Prefecture, the coast ...
05/25/2019 - 11:54 PM


News outlets debate the ethics behind prenatal testing
Last month, the Diet enacted legislation to pay ¥3.2 million to each person who was sterilized as part of the Eugenic Protection Law passed in ...
05/25/2019 - 09:53 AM


Fatal traffic mishaps put drivers in the media spotlight
“Heartbreaking accidents have continued to occur although measures have been taken,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said ruefully at a meeting of government officials on May ...
05/25/2019 - 09:52 AM


Susaki mascot Chiitan runs afoul of Twitter’s social media rules
Chiitan the otter was riding high this spring. After becoming one of the most popular characters in the country thanks to its chaotic online behavior, ...
05/25/2019 - 09:42 AM


Trump knocks trade advantage while urging Japanese business leaders to increase investments in U.S.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday urged Japanese business leaders to increase their investment in the United States while saying Japan has a substantial edge ...
05/25/2019 - 07:10 AM


Central Japan Railway’s test shinkansen hits 360 kph
A prototype shinkansen of Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) reached the highest speed ever for the model hitting 360 kilometers per hour, the operator ...
05/25/2019 - 06:44 AM


Abe’s tax hike plan faces uncertainty as economy sputters, experts say
There is growing speculation that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could be forced to postpone the planned sales tax hike in October due to concern about ...
05/25/2019 - 04:02 AM


Mount Everest ‘traffic jams’ block path to summit as week’s death toll hits 10
Huge lines of climbers forming near the summit of Mount Everest have vexed organizers in recent days as the death doll on the world’s highest ...
05/25/2019 - 03:47 AM


China accuses U.S. officials of misleading public on trade war
China on Friday accused U.S. officials of lying to the public about their trade war, as rising tensions between the world’s two largest economies kept ...
05/25/2019 - 03:07 AM


Strong quake shakes Chiba Prefecture, rattles Tokyo ahead of Trump visit
An earthquake registering lower 5 on the Japanese intensity scale hit the northeastern part of Chiba Prefecture, and jolts with an intensity of 3 were ...
05/25/2019 - 02:50 AM


U.S. defense chief tells U.S. Naval Academy graduates to embrace the mantra of the samurai
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan had a message for the next generation of naval officers Friday: What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.Speaking ...
05/25/2019 - 02:17 AM


Sweden’s Greta Thunberg demands climate action on day of global school strikes
Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg urged European politicians on Friday to focus on a climate crisis instead of “bickering,” as children walked out of classes ...
05/25/2019 - 01:38 AM


ANA launches Tokyo to Honolulu service using Airbus A380, the world’s biggest passenger jet
All Nippon Airways has launched Japan’s first commercial service employing an Airbus SAS A380, the world’s largest passenger plane, on its Narita to Honolulu route.The ...
05/25/2019 - 12:15 AM


Japan bill banning parents from physically punishing children set to pass Diet
A bill banning parents and guardians from physically punishing children is set to be passed by lawmakers during the current Diet session.
05/24/2019 - 11:50 PM


North Korean missile tests violated U.N. resolution, top Trump official says
U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Saturday that North Korea’s recent missile launches violated a U.N. Security Council resolution and urged leader Kim ...
05/24/2019 - 11:43 PM


Abe says double election not necessarily in the cards even if tax hike is delayed
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he will not necessarily call a Lower House election even if his government decides to delay an unpopular consumption ...
05/24/2019 - 10:54 PM


Japanese police arrest 15 men over suspected large-scale phone scam in Thailand
Japanese police have arrested 15 suspects transported from Bangkok in connection with a large-scale phone scam involving what is believed to be hundreds victims.The 15 ...
05/24/2019 - 10:42 PM


The downfall of Theresa May, the prime minister broken by Brexit
At 10:11 a.m., a devastated Theresa May walked back in through the black door of No. 10 Downing St., tears in her eyes. Once inside ...
05/24/2019 - 10:00 PM


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson: The EU’s worst nightmare?
For European leaders watching Theresa May’s political death throes, a sense of inevitability has been replaced by one of fear.Rather than break the deadlock over ...
05/24/2019 - 09:59 PM


Defying Congress, Trump OKs $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE and Jordan
U.S. President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of ...
05/24/2019 - 09:06 PM


Chief of huge MRI Ponzi scheme that straddled Tokyo and Las Vegas gets 50-year term in U.S.
The former head of an investment firm that operated in Tokyo and Las Vegas was sentenced Thursday to 50 years in prison, for swindling thousands ...
05/24/2019 - 06:56 AM


Southpaw starter Kris Johnson helps Carp extend winning streak to 11 games
Left-hander Kris Johnson pitched into the eighth inning and drove in a run to help the Hiroshima Carp extend their winning streak to 11 games ...
05/25/2019 - 09:25 AM


Olympic, Paralympic athletes join 4,600-person walk to promote 2020 Games
Olympic and Paralympic athletes participated in a walk with some 4,600 people near the venues of the Tokyo Games on Saturday in a bid to ...
05/25/2019 - 10:04 AM


Kanoa Igarashi triumphs for first time on World Surf League’s Championship Tour
Kanoa Igarashi became the first Japanese surfer to win an elite World Surf League’s Championship Tour event on Saturday, when he topped the men’s competition ...
05/25/2019 - 06:43 AM


Late Cerezo Osaka goal sends FC Tokyo to first defeat of season
Bruno Mendes’ 78th-minute header ended FC Tokyo’s unbeaten record on Saturday as Cerezo Osaka held off the league leader 1-0 at home.A long stretch of ...
05/25/2019 - 06:33 AM


Asanoyama captures first title
Rank-and-filer Asanoyama clinched his maiden championship on Saturday by beating ozeki Goeido with one day remaining at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament.In addition to the ...
05/25/2019 - 06:14 AM


Tigers put end to nine-game skid
Winless for almost two weeks, the Detroit Tigers finally busted loose for nine runs and needed every last one of them.JaCoby Jones homered and had ...
05/25/2019 - 05:10 AM


Rebels crush Sunwolves
An earthquake jolted the stands at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground on Saturday, but it was the Melbourne Rebels who did the moving and shaking ...
05/25/2019 - 04:59 AM


Clay a big challenge for Naomi Osaka
It’s been 10 months since a woman other than Naomi Osaka hoisted a Grand Slam singles trophy, but if the star is to make it ...
05/25/2019 - 04:41 AM


Warriors’ Kevin Durant unlikely for Game 1
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is unlikely to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday against either the Toronto Raptors or ...
05/25/2019 - 04:30 AM


Nasa Hataoka cards second-round 67, sits two strokes off lead at Pure Silk Championship
Nasa Hataoka fired a second-round 67 to position herself two shots behind a trio of leaders at the midway point of the 72-hole Pure Silk ...
05/25/2019 - 04:27 AM


Satoko Miyahara enhances Benoit Richaud’s growing influence in Japan
Daisuke Takahashi, Kaori Sakamoto, Mai Mihara, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, Bradie Tennell.These are just some of the prominent skaters who have chosen to work with rising choreographer ...
05/24/2019 - 10:51 AM


Carp crush Giants to extend winning streak to 10
The first several weeks of the NPB season had many wondering how it was possible for the Hiroshima Carp to start off so slowly.Now the ...
05/24/2019 - 10:11 AM


Japanese Derby stands out as one of racing’s big events
It’s the 86th running of the Japanese Derby (or the Tokyo Yushun as it’s known in Japan) this coming Sunday, and the race will be ...
05/24/2019 - 07:46 AM


After injury setbacks, Manami Fujioka, Sanae Motokawa enjoying chance to compete for national team
Competition can be a blessing.Just ask Manami Fujioka and Sanae Motokawa. While they are getting into tough battles to compete for roster spots on Japan’s ...
05/24/2019 - 07:45 AM


Many ways to enjoy Derby Day
On a sunny afternoon last Sunday, more than 60,000 people witnessed Loves Only You, ridden by Mirco Demuro, win the Japanese Oaks at Tokyo Racecourse ...
05/24/2019 - 07:40 AM


Asanoyama takes lead after judges reverse decision
Rank-and-file wrestler Asanoyama seized the sole lead at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday with a controversial win over sekiwake Tochinoshin, as Kakuryu dropped ...
05/24/2019 - 06:28 AM


Sunwolves hope Amanaki Lelei Mafi can lead team to upset over Rebels
Amanaki Lelei Mafi will spearhead the Sunwolves attack against the Melbourne Rebels at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground on Saturday as the hosts look to ...
05/24/2019 - 06:14 AM


Marcello Lippi returning for second stint as China head coach
Marcello Lippi is set to return for a second stint in charge of China’s national team as the country targets a place at the 2022 ...
05/24/2019 - 05:36 AM


Samurai Blue boss Hajime Moriyasu selects squad of Olympic hopefuls for Copa America
Japan manager Hajime Moriyasu on Friday named a young and inexperienced squad for the upcoming Copa America in Brazil, giving a preview of his potential ...
05/24/2019 - 05:08 AM


Sepp Blatter blasts FIFA chief Gianni Infantino over FIFA’s World Cup plans
Sepp Blatter has blasted his successor as FIFA head Gianni Infantino for thinking he can ride roughshod over decisions already made by the organization after ...
05/24/2019 - 04:39 AM


Yankees sweep lowly Orioles; Masahiro Tanaka gets no-decision
Aaron Hicks drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees completed a four-game sweep ...
05/24/2019 - 04:33 AM


Raptors push Bucks to brink with third straight victory
Kawhi Leonard arrived in Toronto thinking he could pick up another championship to go with the one he already has.One more victory and he’ll play ...
05/24/2019 - 04:25 AM


Sumo 101: Mongolians
Sumo might be Japan’s national sport, but for most of the last two decades it has been dominated by Mongolians.From November 2002, when Ulaanbaatar native ...
05/24/2019 - 04:11 AM


Morinari Watanabe takes helm for Tokyo 2020 boxing competition
Morinari Watanabe, the Japanese head of the International Gymnastics Federation, understands what it means to stick the landing.As the newly appointed boss of an IOC ...
05/24/2019 - 03:00 AM


Doping cheat Lance Armstrong says he ‘wouldn’t change a thing’
Disgraced former American cyclist Lance Armstrong says he wouldn’t change a thing about the reign of doping that led to him being stripped of his ...
05/24/2019 - 02:56 AM


Kento Itohara delivers walk-off single as Tigers complete series sweep of Swallows
Kento Itohara’s ninth-inning RBI single broke up a scoreless tie, lifted the Hanshin Tigers to a 1-0 win and a three-game sweep over the struggling ...
05/23/2019 - 10:06 AM


Searching for the Latin American community in Tokyo
When most people think of Latin Americans in Japan, their thoughts turn to Brazil. It’s a fair response, Brazilians make up one of the largest ...
05/22/2019 - 05:26 AM


I walked the line: Getting reacquainted with Tokyo on the Yamathon
Riding the full length of Tokyo's central Yamanote railway line takes about an hour, but walking it has its own rewards.
05/19/2019 - 05:30 AM


This tabby is a real doll when it comes to being a friend
This handsome round-eyed gray tabby came to ARK in March when his owner became ill, and one of the things that stood out about him ...
05/19/2019 - 05:29 AM


Eric Talmadge, AP’s North Korea bureau chief, dead at 57 after suffering heart attack in Japan
Eric Talmadge, who as North Korea bureau chief for The Associated Press tenaciously chronicled life and politics in one of the world’s least-understood nations, has ...
05/16/2019 - 02:26 PM


A tale of two ads (and two different sets of eyes)
Since many Japanese people don't have the opportunity to interact with black people in their daily lives, how the community is represented in the national ...
05/15/2019 - 06:25 AM


Memoirs from a Japanese internet cafe
While some people pine for traditions from Japan's ancient past, it might actually be the more modern things that we'll truly miss.
05/12/2019 - 05:00 AM


The crush is coming: Make peace with the train
One false move on the Tokyo transit system can lead to a nasty lesson in survival of the slickest.
05/12/2019 - 04:59 AM


Leon is a dog looking for a second chance
For most of his life, Leon had lived in a playpen in a room. It was his world, his life, the only thing he really ...
05/12/2019 - 04:58 AM


Photographing Tokyo’s human side: Isaac Aquino finds an ‘interloper’ in us all
Isaac Aquino has just quit his job as a reporter, and he seems quite pleased with himself. The soft-spoken Filipino recently decided to go all ...
05/08/2019 - 05:00 AM


Sue is looking forward to sunny days
It was a rainy August day in 2017 when Sue was found. She was just a kitten and terrified of people, but her rescuer was ...
05/08/2019 - 04:59 AM


Iwo Jima: Where Japan rules but the memory of war dead still reigns
It is odd to stand at an iconic place few can ever visit. There on Mount Suribachi where the American flag was raised over Iwo ...
05/05/2019 - 05:00 AM


Stressing over finances? The community at RetireJapan is here to help
Ben Tanaka wanted to take more control over his finances and launched to share what he has learned.
05/01/2019 - 05:00 AM


Views from Tokyo: Japan has a new emperor, but what would you do if you could be emperor for a day?
Emperor Naruhito ascended to the throne on May 1, 2019, ushering in the Reiwa Era. We asked people in Tokyo what they would do if ...
05/01/2019 - 04:00 AM


Retirement in Japan doesn’t have to be scary
Emperor Akihito will be facing a lot of changes to his routine when he retires this week, but presumably the Imperial Household Agency will take ...
04/28/2019 - 05:30 AM


A family that found a blessing in Wenceslas
The beautiful Wenceslas was first featured in Adopt Me! in November 2017. He’d been rescued from the mountains of Yamaguchi Prefecture along with tens of ...
04/28/2019 - 04:25 AM


Views from Tokyo: Do you have any plans for the extra-long Golden Week?
If you don't have any plans for Golden Week, what would you have done? And what do you recommend other people do?
04/25/2019 - 01:00 AM


In search of Japan’s extinct wolves: Sightings of a mysterious canine in Chichibu have been captivating animal enthusiasts
It was around 3 p.m. on a chilly day in December. The sky was overcast and the scent of rain hung in the air when ...
05/25/2019 - 09:54 AM


Avant-garde artist Yoshiko Chuma traverses disciplines, nations and causes
Avant-garde artist Yoshiko Chuma challenges the conventions of dance, traversing disciplines, nations and causes.
05/25/2019 - 09:51 AM


For Eat Local Kobe, it’s important to stick close to your roots
Through its farmer's market, cafe-supermarket and community events, Eat Local Kobe is building a sustainable and robust network to support the region's small organic farmers.
05/25/2019 - 09:50 AM


Lorimer: Japanese breakfast, New York inflections
Lorimer has gained a following with foreign visitors to Kyoto. But Japanese customers come in droves too. And why wouldn't they? This is an authentic ...
05/25/2019 - 09:48 AM


Rebekah Wilson-Lye: Raising a glass to the wonders of sake
One of Japan's emerging leaders in the sake world talks about the delight of discovering Japan's renowned beverage.
05/25/2019 - 09:32 AM


Matching the ins and outs of two common kanji
From April 1, the 入国管理局 (nyūkoku kanri-kyoku, Immigration Bureau), which operated under the auspices of the 法務省 (hōmushō, Justice Ministry), was upgraded from a bureau ...
05/20/2019 - 06:20 AM


What’s that we were talking about? Ah yes, the many uses of ‘are’
The demonstrative pronouns related to "ano" are for more than just describing what's "over there." For instance, Japanese uses them to convey sentimentality and in ...
05/20/2019 - 06:19 AM


Chadwick Boseman to play foreign-born samurai in film
The story of a black samurai known as "Yasuke," who served under warlord Oda Nobunaga in 16th-century Japan, will be made into a film starring ...
05/20/2019 - 06:18 AM


Let’s discuss dangerous driving
A couple of high-profile car accidents raises the topic of traffic safety in the media.
05/20/2019 - 06:17 AM


Race to Motegi for outdoor fun and games
Racecars, zip lines and the great outdoors — a visit to Twin Ring Motegi tracks in Tochigi Prefecture will keep the kids racing around in ...
05/19/2019 - 06:35 AM


Ardent drive to promote Poland-Japan exchanges
As a scholar of Japanese law, Polish Ambassador Jacek Izydorczyk brings a distinct cultural understanding to the diplomatic world, where he works day in and ...
05/19/2019 - 06:30 AM


Seniors turn to flea market apps to help declutter homes
As seniors worry about leaving the burden of unwanted possessions to relatives upon their death, more are learning to use flea market apps to declutter ...
05/19/2019 - 05:55 AM


Changing the way we do things
From keeping your touch screen free of potato-chip grease to using tap cards to gain access to exclusive online content, the smartphone keeps changing the ...
05/19/2019 - 05:55 AM


Shifting landscapes: The state of traditional Japanese gardens
My neighbor’s garden is a wonder to behold. Where you might expect to find trim box hedges, bamboo fences, subtle rock arrangements, junipers, conifers and ...
05/18/2019 - 09:56 AM


Yakisoba stir-fried noodles: A quick, easy and adaptable meal
Yakisoba's (stir-fried noodles) origins may be shrouded in legend, but this endlessly adaptable, quick and easy dish remains an everyday favorite.
05/18/2019 - 09:53 AM


Akomeya: Kagurazaka branch puts the kitchen first
Few visitors bother to climb right to the top of Kagurazaka's hill, though. Fewer still venture further, down the other side. Until recently there was ...
05/18/2019 - 09:50 AM


Raku: Squeeze past the other customers to get your gyōza fix
Raku is not the absolute tiniest restaurant in Tokyo. But it certainly feels that way once you've squeezed past a couple of cramped tables and ...
05/18/2019 - 09:48 AM


Poop, realism and Ghibli: Enter the world of children’s literature
To introduce our readers to this special subsection of Japanese literature, for the next 12 months, we'll be featuring one children's writer or illustrator on ...
05/25/2019 - 09:38 AM


Social satire ‘Parasite’ by South Korea’s Bong Joon-ho wins Palme d’Or at Cannes
“Parasite,” a wickedly humorous suspense movie about class struggles directed by South Korea’s Bong Joon-ho, won the top Palme d’Or prize at the Cannes Film ...
05/26/2019 - 01:01 AM


‘Maritime Ryukyu’ review: Marauders, smugglers and a colorful cast of adventurers
As a fulcrum of exchange, the Ryukyu archipelago was multilingual and multicultural from its earliest days.
05/25/2019 - 09:36 AM


‘Zainichi Literature’ review: What is the nature of exile?
A product of postwar Japan and virtually unknown internationally, Zainichi literature often explores the nature of exile and the conflict of identity between homes.
05/25/2019 - 09:34 AM


British Museum opens largest manga exhibition outside Japan
The world’s largest exhibition of manga outside Japan opened Thursday at the British Museum in London.Some 70 manga series from about 50 artists, including Osamu ...
05/24/2019 - 02:24 AM


Artistic diversity thrives in the heart of Venice
Coinciding with the 58th Venice Biennale in Italy, the Karuizawa New Art Museum (KaNAM) Venice branch is holding an exhibition in a corner of the ...
05/23/2019 - 11:00 PM


Japan takes a backseat at Cannes
The Cannes Film Festival, the world’s premier film event, has long been a holy grail for Japanese filmmakers. Selection for the main competition is the ...
05/23/2019 - 03:38 AM


Dancer Kaiji Moriyama celebrates ninja in his latest work
A creative yet shy child fascinated with origami and crafts, Kaiji Moriyama discovered dance late, at the age of 21 while a university student. He ...
05/23/2019 - 03:33 AM


In ‘Power’ move, Amazon TV show protests Gerogia abortion law by leaving state
Amazon is taking “The Power” away from Georgia after the southern U.S. state decided this month to ban nearly all abortions, the TV series’ director ...
05/22/2019 - 04:57 PM


Short Shorts 2019: Short on time, but never short on creativity
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, whose 21st edition takes place from May 29 to June 16 at venues around Tokyo, is one of the ...
05/22/2019 - 06:00 AM


‘Jesus’: Our father, who art in the Japanese mountains
Christianity has never really taken hold in Japan, despite hundreds of years of proselytizing (with a long Edo Period interruption for persecution). In his novel, ...
05/22/2019 - 05:59 AM


‘Farewell Song’: Guitars without rock ‘n’ roll excess
Of all the many breeds of musician out there, few are as stubbornly uncinematic as acoustic singer-songwriters. Forget flamboyance, creative excess, clashing egos and all ...
05/22/2019 - 05:58 AM


With Brad Pitt and Leo DiCaprio, Quentin Tarantino debuts a fairy tale in Cannes
Twenty-five years after premiering “Pulp Fiction” in Cannes, Quentin Tarantino returned to the French film festival with neither great vengeance nor furious anger but a ...
05/21/2019 - 06:19 PM


The jazz cafe offering sounds of the 1960s in a Shinjuku basement
For many Tokyoites, Shinjuku is inextricably linked with the 1960s and ’70s and with jazz. “There used to be jazz kissa (cafes) everywhere,” says Dug ...
05/21/2019 - 06:45 AM


‘Information or Inspiration?’: The paths of perception
A review of "Information or Inspiration?" at the Suntory Museum of Art almost needs a spoiler alert — it includes many surprises that make it ...
05/21/2019 - 06:44 AM


‘Retrospective of Munakata Shiko: Woodcut Prints’
May 25-July 7Born in Aomori, Shiko Munakata (1903-1975) is internationally celebrated as a 20th-century master of Japanese woodcut prints, having won several awards, including first ...
05/21/2019 - 06:43 AM


‘Abstraction: Aspects of Contemporary Art’
May 25-Aug. 4Abstract art, which first flourished in early 20th-century Europe and America as a widely practiced avant-garde style, is once again gaining popularity in ...
05/21/2019 - 06:42 AM


‘Kumi Sugai: The Eternal Challenger’
May 25-July 21Kumi Sugai (1919-96), known for his bold prints and paintings, was a multidisciplinary artist who explored design, typography and calligraphy. While working in ...
05/21/2019 - 06:41 AM


‘Game of Thrones’ scores record TV audience, leaves fans sad and mad
Warning: This story contains spoilers for the final episode of “Game of Thrones.”More than 19 million U.S. viewers watched the series finale of television’s “Game ...
05/20/2019 - 05:00 PM


Alain Delon, set for Cannes honor, says that at least as an actor, he is ‘irreproachable’
France’s Alain Delon, set on Sunday to receive an honorary prize at Cannes that has sparked scrutiny of his views on women and same-sex couples, ...
05/19/2019 - 06:43 PM


Julianne Moore says personal experiences spurred her to back AIDS ward documentary ‘5B’
Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore said her experience of caring for someone infected with the AIDS virus had spurred her decision to help promote the documentary ...
05/19/2019 - 05:17 PM


Addressing dementia prevention
In looking for ways to prevent dementia, it's important not to blame those who already suffer from it.
05/25/2019 - 05:02 AM


The atomic beauty of the new kilogram
Last week the kilogram got a new definition — one that rests on a quantity of light. The old kilogram was defined by a platinum ...
05/25/2019 - 05:00 AM


Modi’s mandate
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has his work cut out for him in his second term.
05/24/2019 - 07:09 AM


Modi victory augurs well for Japan-India ties
Modi's landslide win will help cement Asia's fastest growing relationship.
05/24/2019 - 07:09 AM


With a fractured opposition, Indian leader gets second chance
Voters trust their strongman over the liberal elite's gentleman for tackling India's most pressing problems.
05/24/2019 - 07:09 AM


Controls needed on campaign ads for referendums?
Concerns should be addressed to ensure that a national referendum on a constitutional amendment can be held in a fair manner that leaves no questions ...
05/23/2019 - 05:34 AM


The forces fueling the yen’s rises and falls
Why does a stock market fall in Japan lead to a stronger yen, while a surge in share prices has the opposite effect?
05/23/2019 - 05:33 AM


Trump and Abe: The odd couple
There's a clear strategic rationale for the prime minister's over-the-top efforts to cultivate a relationship with the U.S. president.
05/23/2019 - 05:32 AM


Steady as it goes in Central Asia
Japan should use its long, under-appreciated history of engagement with Central Asia to promote stability in this vital area.
05/22/2019 - 07:00 AM


Negotiating ‘America First’ trade with Trump
The current calm in Japan-U.S. trade talks may quickly turn into a small storm.
05/22/2019 - 06:59 AM


Trump’s foreign policy has finally run out of road
Iran, Venezuela and North Korea all show the problem with making threats you can't back up.
05/22/2019 - 06:58 AM


What lies behind the GDP growth
It's time that more emphasis was placed on structural reforms and deregulation to explore fresh avenues of the economy's growth.
05/21/2019 - 07:05 AM


Managing Japan-U.S. ties in the Trump era
Unorthodox leadership and policies from Washington have provided Japan opportunities for regional and global leadership.
05/21/2019 - 07:04 AM


The rising tide of sustainable seafood
To safeguard the future of fish, more seafood businesses must commit to sustainability, and consumers must be even more resolute in demanding a transparent seafood ...
05/21/2019 - 07:03 AM


Australian Labor Party snatched defeat from the jaws of victory
The ALP needs to introspect on how it managed to put itself on the wrong side of people's everyday aspirations.
05/21/2019 - 07:02 AM


Japan needs to prioritize a ‘population health’ approach
A new approach can help rein in graying Japan's soaring health care costs.
05/21/2019 - 07:01 AM


Risks of unilateral governance of digital trade
Raising barriers to digital trade risks more than just economic losses.
05/21/2019 - 07:00 AM


U.S. and China recalibrating in their trade talks
The purpose of U.S. President Donald Trump's emerging "unconventional multilateralism" is to challenge China's neocolonial approach.
05/20/2019 - 06:50 AM


The Showa Era is growing distant
University students seem less concerned about war on the Korean Peninsula than their 1970s counterparts even though the chance of conflict is greater.
05/20/2019 - 06:49 AM


What Sri Lanka has to teach the world
Japan and other countries around the world can learn from the South Asian nation's private sector effort to address public policy issues.
05/20/2019 - 06:48 AM


Australians opt for stability in Canberra
The center-right government's policies will ensure that Japan has a close and predictable diplomatic and security partner.
05/20/2019 - 06:47 AM



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