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World News >> Japan

Evacuation orders, advisories given to 120,000 in Akita Prefecture following record rainfall
Roughly 120,000 Akita Prefecture residents are ordered or advised to evacuate as the risk of flooding and landslides rose following torrential rain over parts of ...
07/23/2017 - 09:20 AM


Survey finds Abe’s support rating fell to 26 percent ahead of Diet grilling on Kake Gakuen scandal
A poll conducted just days before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to be grilled in the Diet over a suspected scandal finds his support rating ...
07/23/2017 - 09:47 AM


Head of South Korean foundation for ‘comfort women’ steps down
The first leader of the Reconciliation and Healing Foundation, a foundation set up by the South Korean government to support former “comfort women” with Japanese ...
07/23/2017 - 08:59 AM


Quake, tsunami, volcano risks stalk Olympic organizers
The threats of terrorism and financial ruin are a constant worry for modern Olympic host cities, but Tokyo 2020 organizers face the added risk of ...
07/23/2017 - 05:45 AM


Trump calls new aircraft carrier a ‘100,000-ton message to the world’
With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the navy on Saturday and ...
07/23/2017 - 05:41 AM


Celebrity couple’s fight goes viral after spurned wife takes battle online
Actress Kazuyo Matsui’s very public battle against her actor husband Eiichiro Funakoshi, whom she has accused of adultery, takes on a new life with a ...
07/23/2017 - 05:22 AM


Boom in convenience seen as firms gear up for Olympic profits
Japanese companies are accelerating preparations to seize Olympic business opportunities to ensure money will keep rolling in after the quadrennial sporting spectacle ends in 2020.“The ...
07/23/2017 - 05:01 AM


Majority of Japan’s governors back stronger steps against passive smoking: survey
Over 70 percent of Japan’s 47 governors think tougher measures are needed to reduce passive smoking, but less than half support the government’s proposal to ...
07/23/2017 - 03:06 AM


Toyama embarks on compact redesign to foil natural disasters, depopulation at same time
Since early July, floods and landslides caused by heavy rain have forced tens of thousands of people from Kyushu to Tohoku to evacuate, with nearly ...
07/23/2017 - 02:49 AM


Islamic State galvanized in Asia by Philippine city siege, report says
The attack by Islamic State group-affiliated militants on a Philippine city has galvanized its Southeast Asian supporters and spells trouble for the region, a top ...
07/23/2017 - 01:08 AM


‘Poop’ food reigns as Unko Sensei visits Namjatown
A family-oriented indoor theme park in Tokyo is now covered with “poop” after joining hands with a popular children’s workbook on kanji that includes a ...
07/23/2017 - 12:39 AM


White House on edge as Mueller quietly but methodically pursues Russia investigation
For two months, Robert Mueller — the lanky, 72-year-old independent prosecutor investigating the Russia scandal — has worked in virtual silence in a nondescript government ...
07/22/2017 - 11:26 PM


In big step forward, Tepco finds melted fuel at bottom of reactor 3 in Fukushima
The decommissioning process at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant gets a big boost after fuel debris is located at the bottom of reactor 3.
07/22/2017 - 10:35 AM


Public questions Japan’s duck and cover drills
On July 7, during a public assembly in Takahama, Fukui Prefecture, Shunichi Tanaka, head of Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority, was asked how his organization would ...
07/22/2017 - 10:00 AM


Try checking into a love hotel for a good night’s sleep
Around the end of each year’s rainy season in July, it’s common for the media to run articles on the subject of sleep. Hot weather ...
07/22/2017 - 09:44 AM


Australia spots Chinese spy ship near joint military exercises
The Australian Defence Department confirmed reports Saturday that a Chinese spy ship has been operating off the country’s northeast coast in the vicinity of joint ...
07/22/2017 - 08:00 AM


JR Tokai shows off unique multiarmed shinkansen-polishing robot at event
Central Japan Railway Co. on Saturday unveiled a new robot tasked with the job of using its multiple brush-tipped arms to prepare the distinctively shaped ...
07/22/2017 - 04:13 AM


Low-key Kishida seen as rising prospect to replace Abe
Low-key Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida emerges as a potential prospect to replace brash Prime Minister Shinzo Abe next year.
07/22/2017 - 03:17 AM


Fitzgerald’s crew wasn’t paying attention before deadly collision with container ship: U.S. defense official
Preliminary findings from an investigation into the deadly collision off Japan last month between the USS Fitzgerald and a cargo ship direct blame at the ...
07/22/2017 - 02:46 AM


Australian likely 18th person killed by Takata air bag inflator, police say
An Australian driver becomes the 18th person worldwide to be killed by a defective Takata air bag.
07/22/2017 - 02:39 AM


U.S. to ban Americans from traveling to North Korea after Warmbier death
The United States will ban Americans from traveling to North Korea in the coming weeks due to the “serious risk of arrest and long-term detention,” ...
07/22/2017 - 01:33 AM


Special counsel asks White House to save documents, mails, recordings from Trump Jr.-Russians meeting
The special counsel investigating possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia has asked White House officials to preserve any records of a ...
07/21/2017 - 11:35 PM


Hakuho captures 39th title of career
Hakuho outlasted fellow Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji to capture a record-extending 39th career championship on the final day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday.Hakuho, ...
07/23/2017 - 06:15 AM


Kyoguchi becomes fastest Japanese to win world title
Hiroto Kyoguchi continued the stellar start to his career on Sunday, surviving a war against Jose Argumedo to win his first world title just over ...
07/23/2017 - 10:09 AM


Eagles slugger Amador hits sayonara shot to sink Buffaloes
Japhet Amador followed up a three-homer game with his first walk-off blast in Japan to give the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles a come-from-behind 3-2 win ...
07/23/2017 - 09:44 AM


Synchronized swimming rebrands in bid to boost popularity
Swimming’s world governing body FINA voted to rename synchronized swimming as “artistic” in an effort to boost the sport’s popularity on Saturday in Budapest.“The reality ...
07/23/2017 - 08:54 AM


Neymar hits double for Barcelona
Neymar gave Barcelona fans a dazzling reminder of what they could be about to lose on Saturday, scoring twice as the Spanish giants defeated Juventus ...
07/23/2017 - 08:40 AM


Japan wins big in Women’s Asia Cup opener
Japan blew out the Philippines by 51 points for a 106-55 win in its opening match of the Women’s Asia Cup on Sunday.Keyed by 21 ...
07/23/2017 - 07:31 AM


Matsuyama cards 66 in third round, trails Spieth by seven shots at British Open
Hideki Matsuyama carded a solid round of 4-under-par 66 on Saturday but fell a further shot off the pace going into the final round of ...
07/23/2017 - 05:25 AM


Rejuvenated Cardinals QB Palmer eager to get going
For the first time in his career, Carson Palmer abandoned his usual pattern and didn’t throw at all for several months.The 37-year-old quarterback says the ...
07/23/2017 - 05:25 AM


Japan team not happy with second bronze in synchronized swimming
Japan secured its second medal of the world swimming championships with a synchronized swimming bronze in the free routine combination on Saturday.China took the gold ...
07/23/2017 - 05:24 AM


Mariners rough up Tanaka, top Yankees in 10
Masahiro Tanaka allowed four earned runs and a pair of homers in a no-decision in the New York Yankees’ 6-5 loss in 10 innings against ...
07/23/2017 - 05:20 AM


Froome virtually assured of fourth Tour title
Chris Froome virtually sealed a fourth Tour de France victory on the penultimate stage on Saturday, stamping his authority on the race in a time ...
07/23/2017 - 03:42 AM


League-leading Cerezo cruise to fourth straight victory
Cerezo Osaka kept a firm grip on the J. League’s top spot by beating Urawa Reds 4-2 on Saturday for their fourth successive win.In the ...
07/22/2017 - 10:11 AM


Takeda, three Hawks relievers combine for one-hit shutout of Marines
Shota Takeda allowed a hit over six innings, and three relievers completed the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks’ 2-0, one-hit shutout of the Chiba Lotte Marines on ...
07/22/2017 - 09:59 AM


Taguchi looks to fend off Barrera in sixth title defense
Perhaps because he does not have an I’m-a-tough-guy type of character, Ryoichi Taguchi is somewhat underestimated.But you can’t overlook the fact that he has defended ...
07/22/2017 - 08:35 AM


Tsutsumi breaks long-lasting national record in men’s discus
For the first time in 38 years, Japan has a new men’s discus record, set Saturday when Yuji Tsutsumi reached 60.37 meters.Tsutsumi beat the 60.22 ...
07/22/2017 - 08:14 AM


Hakuho still on target for 39th Emperor’s Cup
Record-breaking yokozuna Hakuho zeroed in on his 39th championship title by easily seeing off ozeki Goeido on Saturday, the penultimate day of the Nagoya Grand ...
07/22/2017 - 07:12 AM


Froome remains in control heading into last two stages
Edvald Boasson Hagen showed that brawn and speed don’t guarantee victory at the Tour de France. Winners do their homework, too.Going right around a roundabout ...
07/22/2017 - 05:02 AM


Irving asks Cavs for trade
Kyrie Irving wants the stage for himself.Cleveland’s All-Star point guard has asked the Cavaliers to trade him, two people familiar with the situation told AP ...
07/22/2017 - 04:39 AM


Spieth two up after 2nd round
Jordan Spieth expected a rough time at the British Open before he even got to the golf course.He spent Friday morning at his rented house ...
07/22/2017 - 04:34 AM


Bolt clocks 9.95 in victory at Diamond League meet
In the last Diamond League race of his glittering career, Usain Bolt held on to win the 100 meters at the Herculis track meet on ...
07/22/2017 - 04:10 AM


Darvish fans 12 in no-decision
Yu Darvish had a season-high 12 strikeouts and the Texas Rangers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 4-3 extra-innings win over the Tampa Bay ...
07/22/2017 - 04:06 AM


Cavs’ Irving fired up about 2020 Games
Kyrie Irving made his first trip to Japan this week, and the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard already has plans to come back.In the summer of ...
07/22/2017 - 03:31 AM


Lopez’s banner performance not enough for BayStars in 3-3 tie with Giants
Jose Lopez went 5-for-5 to fuel the Yokohama BayStars’ three-run comeback in a 3-3 tie with the Yomiuri Giants on Friday.Lopez drove in one run ...
07/21/2017 - 10:13 AM


Nastase banned from Fed Cup, Davis Cup until 2019
Ilie Nastase has been banned from the Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019 because of his foul-mouthed comments and bad behavior as Romania’s captain ...
07/21/2017 - 09:33 AM


U.S. swim team eagerly awaits Phelps’ televised race against shark
Michael Phelps’ eagerly anticipated race against a great white shark will keep the USA’s swimmers glued to their television screens at the FINA World Aquatic ...
07/21/2017 - 09:09 AM


Jamaica, Mexico advance to Gold Cup semifinals
Jamaica got an early goal from Shaun Francis and led the rest of the way, holding off Canada 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF ...
07/21/2017 - 08:38 AM


Filling the void: Disseminating ‘blackness’ in Japan
I decided it was time to find out about the true state of scholarship in Japan pertaining to Africans and the African diaspora, and the ...
07/23/2017 - 04:20 AM


To find the joys of ‘real Japan,’ get on your bike
Japanese society and culture seem intrinsically suited to bicycles, which require a degree of safety of environment and intimacy that are alien to many thunderously ...
07/19/2017 - 05:25 AM


Views from Osaka: How worried are you about the possibility of attack by North Korea?
People in Kansai's commercial capital were asked if they feel concerned about the prospect of missile attacks by North Korea on Japan — and whether ...
07/19/2017 - 05:24 AM


When open minds fight closed courts in Japan
Pressure from academic Lawrence Repeta opened Japan's courts to scrutiny by journalists from outside the press clubs, as well as scholars and bloggers.
07/16/2017 - 04:25 AM


House sitting in Japan — still mostly an expatriate affair
A reader writes in about the possibility of coming to Japan as a house sitter.
07/16/2017 - 04:24 AM


For East Asian students, ‘Confucius made me do it’ is no excuse
To understand why some students in Japan, China and Korea plagiarize or don't speak out, it's worth looking at their modern education systems.
07/12/2017 - 09:54 AM


Views from Tokyo: What are your thoughts on terrorism in Japan and back home?
Foreign nationals in Shibuya give their general thoughts on terrorism, whether conspiracy legislation is necessary to fight it, and how safe they feel in their ...
07/12/2017 - 05:55 AM


Jean Pearce, Japan Times columnist and author, 1921-2017
Jean Pearce, my mother, who for decades helped Japan's foreign community feel more at home in their adopted country through her columns in The Japan ...
07/09/2017 - 04:30 AM


Thank you, Jean Pearce, for helping us get things done in Japan
If the U.S. had Ann Landers and Dear Abby, and Britain had Marge Proops, then Japan had Jean Pearce — someone who transcended the title ...
07/09/2017 - 04:29 AM


Spoken English tests among entrance exam reforms Japan’s students will face in 2020
Upcoming changes to Japanese university admissions have students, parents and teachers raising their hands to ask questions.
07/05/2017 - 06:10 AM


Unorthodox acupuncturist’s point is to make sure you never have to come back
"It is my job to ensure that patients do not need to see me" is written in large letters on the web page of Thomas ...
07/05/2017 - 06:09 AM


‘No foreign tenants’ — and not much you can do about it
Landlords in Japan are within their rights to refuse to rent to foreign residents, but some services are stepping in to bridge the gap.
07/02/2017 - 07:22 AM


New law to guarantee the guarantor pays
Until the postwar growth period, the majority of Japanese rented rather than owned the places where they lived, but renters in Japan have never had ...
07/02/2017 - 05:23 AM


Is Japanese fashion ready to make a point?
Japanese fashion has never really been a successfully influential vehicle for protest movements and political statements.There have been attempts, such as the design collective Ha-Ha, ...
07/23/2017 - 04:40 AM


Updates for the fan boys and girls
Ready to paint the town again? Nintendo’s colorful third-person shooter returns, ready to splatter players with ink and cuteness. When released in 2015, “Splatoon” was ...
07/23/2017 - 04:39 AM


How not to create a stink at the office
More domestic companies are taking the issue of unpleasant odors in the workplace seriously.
07/22/2017 - 10:02 AM


Yasuhiko Tsuchida: Bringing a hint of Japan to Venetian glass art
On a sweltering summer day in Venice, the temperature in Yasuhiko Tsuchida’s glass-making atelier feels at least 10 degrees hotter than it is outside. Men ...
07/22/2017 - 09:56 AM


The Kumano Kodo: Hot spring-boiled eggs and ancient bento along the trail
I alighted at Kii Tanabe Station to hike the Kumano Kodo, a wooded trail through Japan’s spiritual heartland in Wakayama Prefecture that leads to the ...
07/22/2017 - 09:54 AM


Kiji: Innovation and tradition in ‘okonomiyaki’
As everyone in Osaka and every guidebook about the city will tell you, okonomiyaki, that pancake-like Japanese dish, is this city’s soul food. It’s comfort ...
07/22/2017 - 09:52 AM


Le Sucre-Couer: Riding the wave of boulangerie culture
We are living through a renaissance for the boulangerie in Japan. In just about every city and town across the country you’ll find artisanal bakers ...
07/22/2017 - 09:50 AM


The circular evolution and history of Japanese rice cookers
Cooking rice, the staple grain of the Japanese diet for hundreds of years, used to be a laborious process. A dedicated heavy cast iron or ...
07/22/2017 - 09:48 AM


Lemon No Baumkuchen: Not all that glitters is snack gold
Family Mart is putting forward some sophisticated sweets for the next few months. The chain recently debuted its new “Jewelry Sweets” line, which are premium ...
07/22/2017 - 09:46 AM


Paul Christie: Exploring the heart of Japan on foot
The British CEO of Walk Japan discusses hiking in Japan.
07/22/2017 - 09:32 AM


Hands-on experience whets appetite for Japanese swords
Paul Martin, an expert with 25 years of experience, teaches how to appreciate Japanese blades at the Samurai Museum in Kabukicho.
07/21/2017 - 07:38 AM


Traveling through time with the kids in tow
Life in Japan has changed dramatically over the past 100 years. In the span of a few generations, millions of Japanese left the countryside and ...
07/16/2017 - 04:55 AM


Strange days of today’s technology
Hang in there, the stinky summer could soon be over Summer always seems to come with an increased level of bad odors. Whether it’s from ...
07/16/2017 - 04:54 AM


Growing paper clothes in rural Japan
A small community in Miyagi Prefecture is struggling to continue making one of its most-famous craft exports — Shiroishi handmade paper and paper clothes
07/15/2017 - 10:00 AM


Designer Yosuke Ushigome finds solutions to culture shock in English and humor
How do you solve a geopolitical problem like Kim Jong Un? Containment? Embargoes? Propaganda? Regime change? Synchronized baseball?
07/15/2017 - 09:58 AM


Once a food for the upper classes, tofu is now enjoyed by the masses
It’s not certain exactly when tofu was introduced to Japan. One theory holds that it was brought over from China by the great Buddhist priest ...
07/15/2017 - 09:56 AM


Maruka: Shikoku-style ‘udon’ at its best, if you don’t mind the wait
Many of Tokyo’s finest restaurants are so hidden away you hardly know they’re even there. But there’s little chance of missing Maruka. In the unlikely ...
07/15/2017 - 09:52 AM


Mikkeller Tokyo: Danish flair in deepest darkest Dogenzaka
Everybody likes a happy ending, especially when the story involves one of Tokyo’s most popular pubs. That’s why many cheered when Mikkeller Tokyo announced its ...
07/15/2017 - 09:50 AM


Germans increasingly shunning pork, going green
The nation that gave the world bratwurst and hot dogs is cutting back on its favorite pork sausages and larding up plates with more veggie ...
07/15/2017 - 09:48 AM


Mango Grapefruit Snowflakes Sherbet: Sweet, tart and perfect for summer
One of the most popular desserts to take off in Tokyo over the last two years has been shaved ice from outside Japan. Taiwanese baobing, ...
07/15/2017 - 09:46 AM


Crunchyroll takes anime to a live level
Summer is high season for live celebrations of Japan’s pop culture exports. The two largest events in the West, Japan Expo in Paris and Anime ...
07/23/2017 - 04:40 AM


‘Roadside Lights’: Capturing Japan through its lonely vending machines
Photographer Eiji Ohashi gained a deeper appreciation of Japan’s ubiquitous vending machines one harsh night in his Hokkaido hometown of Wakkanai, Japan’s northernmost city. Roadside ...
07/22/2017 - 09:58 AM


‘Building Japan, 1868-1876’: Reflections from the father of Japan’s modern public works
Richard Henry Brunton was a Scottish engineer who came to Japan in 1868, one of a number of o-yatoi-gaikokujin — foreigners hired to help Japan ...
07/22/2017 - 09:36 AM


‘Tokyo Geek’s Guide’: Mapping the epicenter of ‘otaku’ culture
Anyone on the lookout for “weird Japan” culture, take note. Tokyo Geek’s Guide, by Gianni Simone.144 pages TUTTLE, Nonfiction. Around the world, Japan’s otaku (geek) ...
07/22/2017 - 09:34 AM


‘Annoying’ Bieber barred from China over 2014 Yasukuni visit
Justin Bieber is not welcome to perform in China because of his “bad behavior,” Beijing authorities have said, after the pop idol angered many Chinese ...
07/22/2017 - 04:13 AM


Linkin Park singer Bennington found dead in apparent suicide
Chester Bennington, the lead singer of rock band Linkin Park, was found dead on Thursday at his Southern California home in an apparent suicide, the ...
07/20/2017 - 05:23 PM


Satoshi Miyagi makes history on a stage in France
The government’s Cool Japan initiative may be focused on spreading anime around the world, but Japanese culture scored a significant victory in France earlier this ...
07/20/2017 - 03:33 AM


Five young dancers hope to steal the spotlight in Japan-made version of ‘Billy Elliot’
When the call for auditions went out in November 2015, 1,346 boys sent in their head shots and resumes hoping to land what could be ...
07/20/2017 - 03:19 AM


First-time writer Shinsuke Numata wins prestigious Akutagawa Prize
A 38-year-old first-time writer is the winner of the 157th Akutagawa Prize for his story “Eiri,” the awards selection committee announced Wednesday.“It’s a great honor, ...
07/19/2017 - 10:07 AM


Director Ryuichi Hiroki discusses ‘Side Job.’ and the changing feelings Fukushima evokes
Interviews with Japanese directors tend to be straightforward PR exercises. The subjects may be friendly, but they are also disinclined to deviate from their script, ...
07/19/2017 - 04:40 AM


‘Side Job.’ presents an authentic portrayal of life in Fukushima after disaster
The Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 and its aftermath have been the focus of many films, both fiction and nonfiction. However, most of them ...
07/19/2017 - 04:39 AM


‘Okja’ reminds us of friendship and factory farming
Bong Joon-ho’s latest film, “Okja,” received a four-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival in May, an about-face reaction from the loud boos heard ...
07/19/2017 - 04:38 AM


Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton to team up one last time in Nashville concert
Country music star Kenny Rogers is planning to take a final bow with Dolly Parton in a Nashville concert celebrating his 60-year career.Rogers, 78, who ...
07/18/2017 - 04:33 PM


Keiji Haino at 65: ‘I want to be a bad boy, right until the end’
“I don’t want people to treat me like a god,” says Keiji Haino, chuckling. “I want to be a bad boy, right until the end.”An ...
07/18/2017 - 10:25 AM


A bite of the virtual reality sandwich
What happens when you take the Nazi zombies, coin collecting, cuddly creatures, xenomorphs, etc., out of video games and you just wander around virtual reality?While pondering ...
07/18/2017 - 04:24 AM


‘Great Collectors: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’
July 20-Oct. 9The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, was founded through donations from generous Boston citizens, private collectors and companies. Despite being self-funded, it is ...
07/18/2017 - 04:23 AM


‘Utamaro’s Masterpieces Reunited: Fukagawa in the Snow and Cherry Blossoms at Yoshiwara — Together After 138 Years’
July 28-Oct. 29Though the ukiyo-e artist Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) was more famous for his bijin-ga (pictures of beautiful women), he also produced large-scale scroll paintings, ...
07/18/2017 - 04:22 AM


‘Theo Jansen’
July 15-Sept. 18Nick-named the “Leonardo da Vinci of the 21st Century,” Dutch contemporary artist Theo Jansen creates works inspired by biological evolution. Since the 1990s, ...
07/18/2017 - 04:21 AM


With Clooney on board, U.S. aid groups team up on Africa’s humanitarian crisis
Eight of the world’s biggest aid groups are joining together in a new campaign to get more attention in the U.S. for what the United ...
07/17/2017 - 08:33 PM


Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dies at 89
Martin Landau, a star of the 1960s television series “Mission: Impossible” who made a late-career comeback with an Academy Award-winning performance in the 1994 film ...
07/16/2017 - 09:00 PM


George Romero, father of the zombie film, with added social commentary, dies at 77
George Romero, whose classic “Night of the Living Dead” and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead ...
07/16/2017 - 08:02 PM


Best tool to fight climate change
Asian banks and governments have every reason to join the crusade against climate chainge.
07/23/2017 - 03:45 AM


India’s botched tax reform
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new goods and services tax is both messy and disruptive.
07/23/2017 - 03:44 AM


Afghanistan: A morally corrupting catastrophe
There is no military solution to the war in Afghanistan. The solution to the debacle lies with the Afghan tribes.
07/23/2017 - 03:43 AM


It’s high noon in the Himalayas
New Delhi's faceoff with Beijing is a sign of the future.
07/23/2017 - 03:42 AM


There’s no brain science to U.S. college free speech
Campus speakers aren't doing violence to undergraduate neurons.
07/23/2017 - 03:41 AM


Japan’s struggles are hardly unique
Victory in Japan's battle with too-low inflation looks as elusive as ever.
07/23/2017 - 03:40 AM


A reset for Abe’s constitutional revision agenda?
The sudden implosion in Abe's popularity has significant consequences for his agenda of constitutional revision.
07/22/2017 - 09:42 AM


Protecting the marine environment
Japan can and should do more to preserve the world's oceans.
07/22/2017 - 05:02 AM


What a London cabbie learned from Uber
Uber has delivered a much-needed wake-up call to London's taxi industry.
07/22/2017 - 05:00 AM


Learning from lapses in corporate governance
Japanese companies have been given the tools to improve their corporate governance, now it's up to them to learn how to use these tools effectively.
07/21/2017 - 06:35 AM


Hypocrisy in the South China Sea
There are no "innocents" in the South China Sea — only degrees of rationalization.
07/21/2017 - 06:35 AM


Championing TPP 2.0 could give Abe his global moment
To save his political hide, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should do something arguably no Japanese leader has done in decades: project strength and leadership abroad.
07/21/2017 - 06:31 AM


Filling the gap left by America’s decline
America's colossal military might no longer ensures it can have its own way automatically around the world.
07/20/2017 - 05:35 AM


Another nail in Hong Kong’s coffin
Hong Kong democracy is on its death bed.
07/20/2017 - 05:34 AM


A gay purge in Chechnya
The world must loudly condemn the Chechen campaign against its gay population
07/20/2017 - 05:33 AM


Will the Doklam standoff lead to a second Sino-Indian war?
While domestic calculations hold New Delhi back from going to war with Beijing, in China's case it is its international image that prevents it from ...
07/20/2017 - 05:31 AM


The abrupt fall of a political hero
Few politicians have endured a more stunning fall from grace than former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
07/19/2017 - 06:10 AM


Trump’s climate decision won’t matter
U.S. President Donald Trump probably pulled America out of the Paris climate accord to bolster his sagging popularity ratings, but the rest of the world ...
07/19/2017 - 06:09 AM


The Bank of Japan’s three communications challenges
Eventually the BOJ will need to clarify its monetary policy stance.
07/19/2017 - 06:08 AM


Tireless advocate for human rights in China dies
It is remarkable and revealing that China, a country that threatens to upend the balance of power in Asia, was so frightened by one man.
07/18/2017 - 06:10 AM


Time for constructive engagement with Kim
Pyongyang's successful test of an ICBM could be a game changer for U.S. President Donald Trump in dealing with North Korea.
07/18/2017 - 06:09 AM



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