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World News >> Japan

Crown Prince Naruhito ascending throne on Jan. 1 ‘difficult’ due to annual rites: Imperial official
A senior Imperial Household Agency official speaks out on a reported plan on abdication.
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Japan protests South Korean politicians’ plan to erect statue on disputed islets
Japan has filed a protest with South Korea over a plan to place a “comfort women” memorial statue on disputed islets in the Sea of ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Symbols for toilet functions to be unified in Japan
An association of Japanese toilet makers will unify pictograms on their toilets with warm-water shower units to help foreign visitors better understand the symbols and ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Britain will leave EU single market, May says
Britain will leave the European Union’s single market when it exits the group, Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday, putting an end to speculation that ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Japan saw record foreign visitors, tourist spending in 2016
Spending by foreign visitors to Japan in 2016 grew 7.8 percent to ¥3.75 trillion and the number of visitors from overseas rose 21.8 percent to ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Families of Mount Ontake eruption victims to sue government
A group of relatives of victims who died or went missing in the 2014 eruption of Mount Ontake plans to sue the central and prefectural ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


With whirlwind Asia tour, Abe hopes to draw Trump’s attention to region
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe works to cement ties with key Pacific Rim nations.
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Kobe remembers Great Hanshin Earthquake 22 years on
The city of Kobe and surrounding areas on Tuesday marked the anniversary Tuesday of the magnitude-7.3 earthquake that killed more than 6,400 people 22 years ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Elite North Korean defector says more diplomats waiting to head to Seoul: report
More high-level North Korean diplomats are waiting to defect to South Korea from their overseas posts in Europe, Pyongyang’s former deputy ambassador to London said ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Koike says more scrutiny needed in Tsukiji market relocation
In an interview with The Japan Times, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike stressed the need to scrutinize the contamination problem at Toyosu, the relocation site for ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Tokyo’s Mori Building marks Hanshin quake anniversary with disaster drill
Marking 22 years since the Great Hanshin Earthquake on Tuesday, property management firm Mori Building Co. held an annual disaster drill at its major complexes ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


As Kennedy steps down from ambassador post, observers see a mixed legacy
The first woman in the role. The daughter of a U.S. president. In some ways, Caroline Kennedy was a unique ambassador to Japan.
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Tokyo office boom fades with more space, fewer workers
Commercial property prices in Tokyo, a bellwether for the market, look to have peaked as the capital faces a glut of new offices even as ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


High school dropout builds bus empire in Japan after selling his car
Kimi Takura quit his fast-paced job as a deliveryman when he was 22 after he was hospitalized for a month with exhaustion. Out of work, ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Chile promises Japan full cooperation in case of woman believed murdered
Chile promised Japan it will cooperate fully in the handover of a Chilean man sought by French authorities in connection with the disappearance and suspected ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Diet members to begin discussing abdication law for Emperor
Members of both Diet chambers will soon begin discussions on possible legislation enabling Emperor Akihito to abdicate despite a range of differing opinions across the ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Japan firms shifting to trains to move freight amid dearth of new truckers
Logistics and other companies in Japan are increasingly switching from trucks to railways as a means of transporting freight over land, with rival firms even ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Care burden prompting more widows to cut off in-laws via little known procedure
An increasing number of Japanese, especially women, are choosing to terminate legal relations with in-laws after the death of a spouse. With Japan’s graying society ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Karuizawa tasks two dogs with ‘shepherding’ pesky bears away from civilization
Amid a spate of reports of bear sightings near residential areas across Japan, specially trained dogs are helping to promote “coexistence” for bears and humans ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Japan’s shared dwellings are evolving to meet diverse needs of tenants
The face of share house living is changing in Japan as operators are stepping up efforts to meet a variety of needs among residents. A ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Japan’s elderly inmates fret over freedom and challenges of rejoining society
Every day is the same. He wakes at 6:45 a.m., eats breakfast 20 minutes later and reports for work at 8 o’clock sharp. But this ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Xi, unlikely champion for business elites, takes Davos spotlight
When Xi Jinping addresses business elites at Davos, the Chinese president will find himself an unlikely champion of the trade-based global order Donald Trump has ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


King Day puts spotlight on divisive transition from Obama to Trump
As Americans celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation’s first ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Women hold just 3.4% of exec positions at listed Japan firms, far from 30% target: survey
Women accounted for 3.4 percent of the executives at Japanese listed firms in 2016, far lower than the 30 percent target set by the government, ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Kisenosato, Hakuho both lose on day of shocks
Ozeki Kisenosato surrendered his lead at the top of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, but Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho also fell for his second straight ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Alvark cruise past 89ers to usher in second half of season
The Alvark Tokyo opened the second half of the B. League season with a methodical 91-80 victory over the Sendai 89ers on Tuesday night. Tokyo ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


World No. 5 Spieth visits Tokyo to promote new signature golf shoes
Jordan Spieth is a better golfer than teacher. On a chilly Tuesday night in Tokyo, Spieth stepped in a golf simulator to offer a bit ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Nadal prevails over Mayer in straight sets
Rafael Nadal powered into the second round of the Australian Open with a commanding straight-sets win over Germany’s Florian Mayer on Tuesday. The 14-time Grand ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Kisenosato maintains grip on overall lead
Kisenosato kept his cool and reclaimed the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament lead on Tuesday, the 10th day of the 15-day basho. A day after ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Obama honors Cubs at White House
President Barack Obama welcomed the Chicago Cubs to the White House on Monday to celebrate their World Series win and speak to the power of ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Rose vilified for absence while LeBron given a pass
Derrick Rose last week missed one game, distraught and leaving suddenly without telling anyone after Knicks practice to attend to a family emergency back in ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Penguins outlast Caps in high-scoring duel
The goals kept coming. One after another. A dizzying three periods of shots followed by baffled goaltenders fishing pucks out of the net wondering how ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Hiwatashi aims for top-eight finish at U.S. nationals
Reigning American junior champion Tomoki Hiwatashi will compete in the senior U.S. nationals for the first time this week when he takes the ice at ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


McDaniels gives up on chance to coach 49ers
The search for San Francisco’s new coach narrowed on Monday with New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels pulling out of the running for the job, ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Warriors blast Cavaliers by 35
Now, everybody can sit back for a few months and envision the possibility of another scintillating NBA Finals between Cleveland and Golden State. LeBron James ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Nishikori confirms he will miss Davis Cup tie
Kei Nishikori is the latest player to skip the Davis Cup because of the packed calendar, the Japanese confirming on Monday that he would be ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Ito, Hoshino, Hiramatsu inducted into Hall of Fame
Catcher Tsutomu Ito and pitchers Senichi Hoshino and Masaji Hiramatsu were inducted into Japan’s Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday. Ito, the catcher for the ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Rockets bounce back for easy win against Nets
Even an offense as potent as Houston’s can go cold during the long NBA winter. “It happens,” James Harden said. “But as long as we ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Thomas sets 72-hole record in Sony victory
American Justin Thomas set the golf world alight at the Sony Open in Hawaii on Sunday, completing the lowest 72-hole score in PGA Tour history ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Nishikori overcomes slow start in first round of Australian Open
World No. 5 Kei Nishikori was made to work hard by Andrey Kuznetsov Monday in a five-set 5-7, 6-1, 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 6-2 men’s singles ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Steelers hold off Chiefs
Who needs to reach the end zone when you have Le’Veon Bell chewing up yards and the clock, and Chris Boswell setting an NFL playoff ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


City loses big; United earns draw
Pep Guardiola suffered the largest league defeat of his managerial career as Manchester City was thrashed 4-0 by Everton, while across town Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s late ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Packers edge Cowboys to reach NFC title game
Aaron Rodgers didn’t need another Hail Mary this time. Maybe just call it a “Half Mary.” Rodgers threw a 36-yard pass to a toe-dragging Jared ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


First-ever B. League All-Star Game delivers high-octane thrills
Entertainment was the name of the game on Sunday evening. The inaugural B. League All-Star Game was expected to provide a lot of scoring highlights ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Suntory winger Nakazuru named Top League MVP
Takaaki Nakazuru was named Japan Rugby Top League MVP on Sunday, a day after helping Suntory Sungoliath clinch their fourth Top League title. The 26-year-old ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Examining a year in the life of the country’s Diet
When not trying to get elected, Japan’s 700-plus Diet members (475 in the House of Representatives, 242 in the House of Councilors) conduct the weighty ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Trucker girls
One cold rainy night in Tokyo’s Koto Ward, two tiny kittens were rescued from inside the hood of a truck in a parking lot. Sitting ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Secondhand bookshop exorcizing ghosts of the past
The first floor of the crumbling art deco building where my daughter lives in Riga, Latvia, houses a well-patronized secondhand English bookstore. I’ve bought several ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Views from Nagoya: What are your resolutions and/or hopes for 2017?
Stephen Carr asked people in Sakae, the entertainment district of Nagoya, what their resolutions and/or hopes were for 2017. Rodo Bustios Salsa dance studio owner, ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Japan’s human rights issues fared better in 2016
Welcome back to JBC’s annual countdown of the top issues as they affected Non-Japanese (NJ) residents of Japan. We had some brighter spots this year ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Flying high: a dog named Tsubame
Tsubame is a dear dog that came to ARK three years ago when her owner moved to housing that wouldn’t permit this sweetheart to come ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Getting too cozy to the next-door neighbors
In its Dec. 20 issue, Asahi Shimbun reported on a couple in their 60s living in Saitama City. Two years ago their neighbor installed an ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Worrying times for job security in Japan
The year 2016 was no walk in the park for workers nationwide. At one extreme, we have Matsuri Takahashi, a 24-year-old worker who felt she ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Discovering the mystery behind ‘Goat Island’ in the Seto Inland Sea
There was a man living on a small island in the Seto Inland Sea who had a goat. He was not an old man, and ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Days of laughter: Cat Parco finds a family
Parco, first featured here in September, has found a home in Tokyo with Osamu Ando and his wife, Kanae.
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Quotes of 2016, from ‘Die, Japan’ to ‘Trump shock’
Some of the good, bad and ugly of what various people said or shouted out loud in 2016.
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Merman with an ‘M’: a red tabbie in need of a home
Red tabbies are often very fun-loving, and 7-year-old Merman is no exception.
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


A ‘Big Bang’ in the ring kicks it old school in Japan
American 'joshi puroresu' follows her dreams and finds fresh challenges in the 'mecca of wrestling'
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Everything you hope you never have to know about divorce, separation and visa status in Japan
Lifelines addresses questions received about what is unfortunately a common concern among readers: divorce.
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Cry me a river: a crossbreed named Beaujolais
Beaujolais was the much-loved dog of a homeless man who was given the opportunity to leave the streets but was forbidden from taking his dog.
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Charity in Japan begins at home
Domestic nonprofit organizations face a number of obstacles in their attempts to make a difference in people's lives.
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Shiritori: a simple game that’s great for practicing your Japanese vocab
It’s a game that can be played anytime, anywhere. All you need is two players, some rudimentary kana knowledge — and a lot of words.
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Do not disturb: Mind your ‘jamas’ and ‘shitsureis’ as you come and go in Japan
Introducing two expressions used in formal comings and goings: おじゃまします and 失礼(しつれい)します.
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


‘Your Name.’ becomes China’s No. 1 Japanese film
The Japanese anime film “Your Name.” is now the highest-grossing Japanese movie of all time in China.
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Let’s discuss 119 emergency calls
Some callers just want a ride. Others are lonely and simply want to chat. The problem? They’ve called 119.
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Turning YouTube into yen: Can vloggers become the new foreign correspondents?
In 2015, Sharla of the YouTube channel Sharla In Japan found herself juggling two careers. Since 2011, the Canadian-born creator had been making videos about ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Curtain call: Examining the evolution of Japan’s humble ‘noren’
The shōtengai (shopping street) in Katsuyama, a rural hamlet located on the banks of the Asahi River in Okayama Prefecture, wouldn’t look completely out of ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Echigo-Tsumari: Creative adventures on the art field
It’s winter. Inclement weather in December far north of Tokyo should come as no surprise: the farms and forests are normally blanketed in snow. So ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Don’t let winter stop you from going out
It’s the coldest part of the year in Japan. Combine frigid weather with cramped apartments, rambunctious kids and a dose of cabin fever and you ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Here’s to a new age of ‘reality’
Feel the power of VR Everyone is now familiar with virtual-reality headsets, but what about other wearable VR equipment? Cerevo have announced an upcoming release ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Something fishy going on at LA’s sushi restaurants
Next time you order halibut, red snapper or yellowfin tuna at a sushi restaurant in the Los Angeles area, you may want to ask for ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Gi Han Ebisu Do: a window on Japanese-inflected dim sum
Restaurateur and chef Yoshiyuki Gi has spent a lifetime working in Chinese restaurants. He grew up in the kitchen of his parent’s eatery in Yokohama’s ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Ginza sushi restaurant tests Champagne pairing
Nothing says “festive” like Champagne, that most elegant of elixirs. The drink’s life-affirming effervescence makes it a natural choice for New Year’s celebrations, but Champagne ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Suzuya: one of the old capital’s oldest coffee shops
Last year, Suzuya celebrated its 70th anniversary, making it one of the oldest kissaten (traditional coffee shops) in Kyoto. To the best of my knowledge, ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Baskin-Robbins caters to strawberry lovers with new winter sundae
Lovers of fresh strawberries, rejoice. Until early March, Baskin-Robbins stores across Japan are offering a new Fresh Strawberry Sundae, which goes all in on the ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Quality time for mothers, daughters
In order to make the happy occasion of starting spring more special as a university graduate, freshman or new worker, Tokyo Station Hotel is offering ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Feel young again with the ‘yokozuna’ products of last year
Back in 1971, a newly launched newspaper covering retailing and distribution, named the 日経流通新聞 (Nikkei Ryūtsū Shimbun, subsequently named Nikkei Marketing Journal), was looking for ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Heavy metal: love of craft runs deep
Although 2017 is the Year of the Fire Rooster, fire is not the only element destined to influence the next 12 months. Each of the ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


The new testament to Bowie’s star power
“I was probably stupid enough to believe that having the same birthday as him actually meant something,” the younger Bowie once said about “a major ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Taking an art trip through time
‘The State of This World: Thought and the Arts,” the second of the Ashiya City Museum of Art and History’s “Art Trip” exhibitions, this time ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


‘Eternal Treasures from Kasugataisha Shrine’
Jan. 17-March 12 Registered in 1998 as a World Heritage Site, Kasuga Grand Shrine was built in the eighth century as a prayer offering for ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


‘Elizabeth Peyton: Still Life’
Jan. 21-May 7 American artist Elizabeth Peyton gained much acclaim for her prints, paintings and sketches during the early 1990s, but it is her portraiture ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


‘Kohei Kobayashi × Kohei Takahashi: Work on Five Hypotheses to Cut Off…’
Jan. 14-April 2 We now live in society of hyperconnectivity, with networks of information and systems that virtually invade all aspects of our lives. With ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Paellas aim to redefine the sound of ‘now’
Fitting into the sound of the moment while still standing apart from it can be a tricky thing to do. Paellas guitarist Satoshi Anan says ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to close after 146 years
After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Mishima and the maze of sexuality in modern Japan
In June 1948, novelist Osamu Dazai committed suicide. The 38-year-old, who had just completed his masterpiece, “No Longer Human,” and whose fame was peaking, jumped ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


‘The Hunting Gun’: the story of a tragic love triangle set in postwar Japan
Yasushi Inoue’s debut novel, “The Hunting Gun,” was published in 1949, a year before he won the Akutagawa Prize for his second novel, “The Bullfight.” ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


‘Daimyo Gardens’: a new perspective on Tokyo’s venerable green spaces
Though overshadowed by Kyoto, which boasts more than 200 listed gardens, Tokyo likely has the foremost concentration of formal gardens of any Asian capital. Daimyo ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Guitarist who avoided Buddy Holly plane crash dies at 85
Tommy Allsup, a guitarist best known for losing a coin toss that kept him off a plane that later crashed and killed rock ‘n’ roll ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


‘Garage Rockin’ Craze’: ‘It’s not about fame, they want 15 minutes of fun’
Mario Cuzic used a video camera to face the question that keeps many expat English teachers up at night: What am I going to do ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Cliff Martinez: composing through the chaos
So much movie music sounds like just that: movie music. It’s rare these days to come across a score with character that really makes you ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


‘The Neon Demon’: Demonically arty — in a good way
With “The Neon Demon,” director Nicolas Winding Refn seems to have come to the end of a trilogy that began with “Drive” (2011) and continued ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


‘A Drop from Tomato’: Planting the seeds of reconciliation
For independent filmmakers from elsewhere in Asia with high censorship or distribution hurdles, Japan must look like paradise. Last year, most of the 581 local ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


‘Dirty Grandpa’ is quite a stinker
‘Dirty Grandpa.” The un-ironic title is like a spray-painted graffiti sign warning everyone to stay away from this sewage-swilling clogged cesspit masquerading as a movie. ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


‘The Knick’: Still gnarlier than ‘The Walking Dead’
A number of auteurs have dabbled in TV series, such as David Fincher with “House of Cards” and Martin Scorsese with “Vinyl”; but with “The ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Jochen Lempert: The photographic seer
Jochen Lempert’s exhibition “Fieldwork” at the Izu Photo Museum has an ageless feel to it. The intentionally low contrast pictures of wildlife and natural phenomena ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Perilous South China Sea plan
If the U.S. pursues U.S. Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson's South China Sea position as policy, it will almost certainly mean high tension, instability ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Easing Asia-Pacific tensions
Improved Japan-China relations will be all the more important given the shadow of uncertainty over the international political landscape cast by the incoming U.S. administration ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Trump’s populist nationalism
The American dream of a fairer, more peaceful "new world order" is over.
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Three rules of resistance against the new regime
It's time for Americans who oppose the Trump administration to get serious.
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


The fortunate few and the forgotten many
The message for the super rich gathered in Davos should be clear: Building a more inclusive economy requires redistribution of wealth.
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Is Davos man ready for a Xi change?
China's president is the star attraction, but selling the Beijing consensus to the Davos elite won't be easy.
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


China’s latest innovation? The ballpoint pen
China's $9 million drive to make high quality ballpoint pens illustrates what's wrong with its economy.
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Keep human rights a part of U.S.’ Asia policy
Human rights must not fall through the cracks among America's efforts in Asia under the Trump regime.
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Technology to assist elderly drivers
With accidents caused by senior citizens on the rise, the automotive industry should step up its efforts to implement technologies that can help prevent driver ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Time for U.S. to rethink its North Korea policy
Washington's refusal to negotiate with Pyongyang hasn't slowed down North Korea's military activities.
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Japan’s ‘comfort women’ error
In late December, South Korean activists stationed a statue of a young woman across from the Japanese consulate in Busan. Seated upright in a chair ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Steadily implement ‘comfort women’ agreement
North Korea’s leader stated in his New Year’s address that the country “entered the final stage of preparation for the test launch of an intercontinental ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Open society needs defending
Open societies are in crisis, and various forms of closed societies — from fascist dictatorships to mafia states — are on the rise.
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


How Trump could push China and Japan together
Both China and Japan should work together to map out how to survive the Trump era.
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Why Trump is succeeding where Powell failed
The experience of British nativist firebrand Enoch Powell in the late 1960s and early 1970s can help shed light on Donald Trump's political success.
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Move slow on Juvenile Law reform
Moves are afoot to lower the maximum age of minors covered by the Juvenile Law to 17 from 19 — in line with the amendment ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Life under Trump: What will happen next?
What happens now? I suppose it’s my own fault that everyone’s asking me how America will change after Jan. 20. Such is the price one ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


As Trump era looms, Beijing fortifies the South China Sea
Since last year’s surprising election of Donald Trump, Beijing has looked to up the stakes and increase its leverage in the disputed South China Sea. ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Dangerous uncertainty surrounds Taiwan Strait
The world’s most dangerous flash point got much more dangerous last Wednesday when China sent its lone aircraft carrier into the Taiwan Strait and Taiwan ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Regional turbulence likely to continue in 2017
Don’t expect 2017 to bring much relief from the miseries that gathered in 2016. It’s not all about President-elect Donald Trump but, alas, he is ...
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM


Join U.N. nuclear arms ban talks
Japan's standing in the international community will decline if it is seen as defending the interests of the world's nuclear powers.
01/17/2017 - 04:21 PM



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