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World News >> Japan

More in LDP call for surge in public works after disasters, but some see election ploy
An increasing number of Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers are calling for boosting public works projects to improve infrastructure.
07/16/2018 - 09:07 AM

 

Japan’s latest big thing: ‘virtual YouTubers’
YouTube erected a platform where commoners could climb the ladder to stardom.Now, the video-sharing giant is seeing another wave of new talent diving into a ...
07/17/2018 - 05:19 AM

 

Over 250 schools in Japan damaged in rain disaster, as severed water supplies exacerbate fire risks
At least 270 elementary and junior high schools were damaged by floods and mudslides earlier this month caused by torrential rain, the education ministry said ...
07/17/2018 - 04:29 AM

 

Manga starting to feature elderly characters
Japan is starting to embrace a new genre of manga featuring elderly people as the leading characters.“Sanju Mariko” is a story about Mariko, a widow ...
07/17/2018 - 04:28 AM

 

Trade war imperils world growth, IMF warns
Escalating trade tensions are threatening to derail a global upswing that is already losing momentum amid weaker than expected growth in Europe and Japan, warns ...
07/17/2018 - 02:21 AM

 

Bridge to China brings threat for Hong Kong’s native pink dolphin
Hong Kong’s rare pale pink dolphins are battling for survival as building work on a 19-mile (31-km) bridge linking the Asian financial hub with China ...
07/17/2018 - 02:20 AM

 

Trump dismisses U.S. intelligence on Russia poll meddling, backs Putin denial after secretive summit
In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies’ firm finding that Russia meddled ...
07/17/2018 - 12:45 AM

 

Wave of condemnation, especially from GOP ranks, hits Trump after summit with Putin
“Bizarre.” “Shameful.” “Disgraceful.”That’s the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a ...
07/16/2018 - 09:44 PM

 

Uniqlo, Rakuten test brand power overseas
Swiss tennis star Roger Federer made headlines two weeks ago when he appeared on center court at Wimbledon wearing an outfit bearing the red-and-white squares ...
07/16/2018 - 07:05 AM

 

In Mabicho, delays, lack of awareness raised death toll from floods
When Isao Akutagawa moved to the sleepy riverside community of Mabicho in Okayama Prefecture 45 years ago, it seemed like the perfect suburb to raise ...
07/16/2018 - 06:32 AM

 

Japan document scandals highlight country’s growing pains as a democracy: archivist
National Archives of Japan President Takeo Kato is alarmed by the document management scandals plaguing the Abe administration and says the issue highlights Japan’s growing ...
07/16/2018 - 06:19 AM

 

North Korea says it will grant large-scale prisoner amnesty next month
North Korea is planning to grant a general amnesty next month in the run-up to the 70th anniversary of its foundation day in September, state ...
07/16/2018 - 06:09 AM

 

EU’s Tusk warns Trump trade wars can lead to ‘hot conflicts’
European Union President Donald Tusk called on Donald Trump to reform the world order rather than bring it down, warning that trade wars can lead ...
07/16/2018 - 04:41 AM

 

Mitakeumi keeps perfect record intact; Asanoyama sits one victory behind at 8-1
Sekiwake Mitakeumi was a man in a hurry on Monday, when he needed just 1.8 seconds to remain unbeaten after nine days of the Nagoya ...
07/16/2018 - 07:29 AM

 

Boomer Esiason leaving Monday night NFL radio broadcasts after 18 years
Boomer Esiason is dropping his national radio duties on NFL Monday night games.Esiason was the analyst on Westwood One’s broadcast for 18 years, sharing the ...
07/17/2018 - 04:27 AM

 

Thierry Henry quits TV analyst gig to focus on coaching
Retired France and Arsenal star Thierry Henry said on Monday that he was quitting as a soccer analyst with British broadcaster Sky Sports to focus ...
07/17/2018 - 04:19 AM

 

Olympic champ Simone Biles making comeback
Simone Biles is ready to let the world in on her comeback.The reigning Olympic champion gymnast will return to competition for the first time since ...
07/17/2018 - 04:18 AM

 

Hulk Hogan reinstated to WWE Hall of Fame three years after sex-tape scandal
World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has reinstated Hulk Hogan to its Hall of Fame, three years after he was found to have used racial slurs in ...
07/17/2018 - 04:17 AM

 

Le’Veon Bell, Steelers fail to reach deal on new contract
Le’Veon Bell’s next season with the Pittsburgh Steelers will almost certainly be his last.The Pro Bowl running back and the defending AFC North champions failed ...
07/17/2018 - 03:51 AM

 

Mickey Mantle card worth $10 million on display
The “Holy Grail” of baseball cards, a pristine 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle valued at several million dollars, was delivered to the History Colorado Center on ...
07/17/2018 - 03:45 AM

 

Hometown hero Harper wins Home Run Derby
The ball cleared the center-field wall, and the sellout crowd roared. Bryce Harper threw his bat in the air, thrust both index fingers skyward and ...
07/17/2018 - 03:43 AM

 

Usain Bolt near tryout with A-League club
Usain Bolt is on the verge of sealing a deal to have a tryout with the A-League’s Central Coast Mariners, the Australian club said Tuesday, ...
07/17/2018 - 03:38 AM

 

Oswaldo Arcia, Kohei Arihara guide Fighters past Buffaloes
Oswaldo Arcia belted a three-run homer and Kohei Arihara went the distance as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters defeated the Orix Buffaloes 4-1 on Monday.With ...
07/16/2018 - 09:34 AM

 

Bringing back Daisuke Matsuzaka could make sense for Dragons
If there’s anything to be learned from the first half of the 2018 baseball season it’s that a lot of people still can’t get enough ...
07/16/2018 - 05:57 AM

 

Rebels’ Amanaki Lelei Mafi released on bail after alleged assault of teammate
Japan international rugby player Amanaki Lelei Mafi was released on bail Monday after appearing in court in Dunedin, New Zealand, charged with assaulting one of ...
07/16/2018 - 05:32 AM

 

Tour de France riders grind through cobblestones in much-feared ninth stage
It was not the expected major shakedown, but the riders’ faces told a story of suffering as most of the main Tour de France favorites ...
07/16/2018 - 05:31 AM

 

Former NHL goalie Ray Emery dies in drowning
Retired NHL goaltender Ray Emery, who helped the Ottawa Senators reach the final in 2007 and won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in ...
07/16/2018 - 05:20 AM

 

Masahiro Tanaka gets no-decision after solid start; Yanks fall to Tribe
Michael Brantley homered leading off the eighth inning, and the Cleveland Indians headed into the All-Star break with a 5-2 win over the New York ...
07/16/2018 - 03:43 AM

 

Croatia left heartbroken yet proud after loss to France in World Cup final
The rain hid Croatia’s tears.After Luka Modric collected his Golden Ball award in a downpour, he shared an emotional embrace with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, ...
07/15/2018 - 11:42 PM

 

France beats Croatia to capture World Cup title
Taking turns sliding across the rain-soaked turf holding the World Cup trophy tight, teenager Kylian Mbappe and the rest of France’s players acted like the ...
07/15/2018 - 10:48 PM

 

Novak Djokovic beats Kevin Anderson to win fourth Wimbledon, first Slam in two years
Novak Djokovic was disconsolate and injured when he left Wimbledon a year ago, quitting during his quarterfinal because of a painful right elbow that would ...
07/15/2018 - 01:14 PM

 

Samoa cruises past Germany to punch ticket for 2019 RWC
Samoa qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup after beating Germany 42-28 for the second time in their two-leg playoff on Saturday.Samoa won the first ...
07/15/2018 - 09:02 AM

 

Manny Pacquiao KOs Lucas Matthysse in seventh to reach 60 wins
Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao clinched his 60th victory Sunday with a seventh-round knockout of Argentinian Lucas Matthysse, his first stoppage in nine years.Pacquiao, 39, ...
07/15/2018 - 09:01 AM

 

Mitakeumi reaches midway point of Nagoya Basho with perfect record
Sekiwake Mitakeumi maintained his perfect record and the sole lead Sunday, the midway point of the 15-day Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.Mitakeumi (8-0) defeated No. 2 ...
07/15/2018 - 08:53 AM

 

Xander Bogaerts lifts Red Sox with walk-off grand slam
Xander Bogaerts relaxed to the beat of his favorite walk-up song. Three pitches later, he was stunned by excitement rounding the bases.Bogaerts hit a game-ending ...
07/15/2018 - 05:04 AM

 

Torres hopes to put Tosu on map
Fernando Torres wants to put the small southwestern city of Tosu on the soccer map, the former Atletico Madrid and Liverpool striker said Sunday.Speaking at ...
07/15/2018 - 05:02 AM

 

Novak Djokovic outlasts Rafael Nadal to reach Wimbledon final
From the way Novak Djokovic repeatedly smacked his racket against his shoe after one miss, to the shouts directed at himself and his coach after ...
07/15/2018 - 02:38 AM

 

Steady Angelique Kerber beats Serena Williams in Wimbledon final
Angelique Kerber was so steady, so patient, so accurate throughout the Wimbledon final. She never really gave Serena Williams much of a chance.Kerber won her ...
07/15/2018 - 02:07 AM

 

Belgium has best World Cup showing, beats England by 2-0 to secure third-place finish
Belgium beat England 2-0 in the World Cup third-place playoff on Saturday to secure its best-ever finish at a World Cup and send Gareth Southgate’s ...
07/14/2018 - 01:05 PM

 

PL ends scoreless tie in fifth, wraps up two-game NPB All-Star Series sweep
The Pacific League completed a two-game sweep of the NPB All-Star Series with a 5-1 win over the Central League on Saturday night.While both teams ...
07/14/2018 - 09:58 AM

 

Mitakeumi improves to 7-0, maintains lead
Sekiwake Mitakeumi stayed unbeaten Saturday to hold onto the sole lead at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.Fighting in his ninth-straight tournament among the three sanyaku ...
07/14/2018 - 07:05 AM

 

What about we stop it with the ‘whataboutism’?
These are troubling times for human rights activists.For 27 years I’ve been writing about civil, political and human rights for non-Japanese (NJ) and other minorities ...
07/15/2018 - 04:40 AM

 

Crazy cat lady: A kitten named Nodame
When Nodame came to ARK, she was a fireball of a kitten prone to hissing and spitting. But time with a foster family has mellowed ...
07/12/2018 - 04:58 AM

 

‘Akira’ inspires generations of foreign animators
Enthusiasts pour their souls into labors of love honoring Otomo's classic anime film and manga series.
07/10/2018 - 06:00 AM

 

Views from Tokyo: Do you remember the first time you watched ‘Akira’?
People in Shibuya offer their thoughts on Katsuhiro Otomo's classic 1988 film and the 1982 manga series.
07/09/2018 - 10:30 PM

 

Fukuoka’s ‘guest teachers’ of English outstay their welcome
Job insecurity, excessive secrecy and legal curbs on dispatch teachers come under the spotlight as 120 teachers lose their classes.
07/04/2018 - 06:30 AM

 

Until real change is achieved, LGBTQ people in Japan have no reason to be grateful
When the first same-sex partnership was recognized in Shibuya in 2015, the mayor called it "a first step." So why, nearly three years later, are ...
07/04/2018 - 06:29 AM

 

Views from Japan: How much further can your team go in the FIFA World Cup?
Before the start of the World Cup, The Japan Times got the lowdown from Japan-based supporters of some of the 32 teams fighting it out ...
07/04/2018 - 06:28 AM

 

Japan on just 10 judges a day costs a pretty penny
With over 1,000 courts but less than 4,000 judges, somehow 3.5 million cases get cleared every year.
07/01/2018 - 04:00 AM

 

After abandonment twice and years of neglect, toy poodle Manto finds a home in Tokyo
After a close call with the pound, years of neglect and abandonment once again, toy poodle Manto has finally found stability and care in the ...
07/01/2018 - 03:59 AM

 

Minpaku law could leave tourists to Japan without beds
Onerous licensing process for private lodging won't stop bad operators, but it will put off honest would-be entrepreneurs.
06/27/2018 - 06:00 AM

 

Two Japan Supreme Court cases clarify when discrimination against fixed-term workers is OK
June 1, 2018, saw two verdicts from two similar cases handed down by the Supreme Court, both based on the 2012 amendment to the Labor ...
06/24/2018 - 07:00 AM

 

Show some respect: A chow chow named Kikome
Kikome is a 5-month-old black chow chow, an ancient breed of dog that originated in China.
06/24/2018 - 06:59 AM

 

Bill Hersey, man about Tokyo, 1930-2018: some tributes
Writer's kindness was legend, and his photos and columns told the story of a Tokyo social scene's rebirth after war and Occupation.
06/20/2018 - 06:20 AM

 

World Cup views from Tokyo, Group H: Japan, Colombia, Senegal and Poland
Japan-based supporters of Group H teams fighting it out for the ultimate prize at the FIFA World Cup speak to The Japan Times.
06/19/2018 - 06:12 AM

 

World Cup views from Tokyo, Group G: England, Belgium and Tunisia
Japan-based supporters of Group G teams fighting it out for the ultimate prize at the FIFA World Cup speak to The Japan Times.
06/18/2018 - 06:19 AM

 

Turning Japanese: Newly naturalized African ex-American has skin in the game
What motivated Henry Moreland Seals to decide that he'd sooner salute the Hinomaru than the Stars and Stripes?
06/17/2018 - 04:00 AM

 

SIETAR Japan sees a time for intercultural understanding
SIETAR Japan seeks to promote intercultural communication through lectures and workshops, special interest group meetings, an annual conference, retreats and social gatherings.
06/17/2018 - 03:59 AM

 

‘All Japan’ World Cup team gave fans and the media much to mull over
Regardless of musical chairs with the manager job, the Japanese are basking in the afterglow of having made it to the round of 16 when ...
07/16/2018 - 04:00 AM

 

There’s quite a lot you can do in Japanese with ‘nakanaka’
Introducing some uses of the word なかなか (quite)
07/16/2018 - 03:59 AM

 

Three Mount Fuji trails open for the climbing season
The three trails on the Shizuoka Prefecture side of Mount Fuji opened on July 10 at the start of the climbing season.
07/16/2018 - 03:58 AM

 

Let’s discuss the death penalty in Japan
While the execution of cult founder Shoko Asahara may offer a degree of closure on a string of crimes that shocked Japan, it also creates ...
07/16/2018 - 03:57 AM

 

Spirit of proactivity crucial in high-demand market
Name: Struan McKay Title: CEO, RGF Executive Search Japan (since January 2018) URL: www.rgf-executive.jp DoB: June 10, 1965 Hometown: Penpont, Scotland Years in Japan: 15 ...
07/15/2018 - 06:06 AM

 

Summer with the kids can be a walk in the park
Japan has more playgrounds than you could ever visit. Admittedly, some are more like patches of dirt with a few swings, but others are spectacular ...
07/15/2018 - 04:30 AM

 

Stay fresh and ahead of the game
Summer activities: a gadget to keep an eye body odor, plus smartphone apps to enhance mahjong and fishing.
07/15/2018 - 04:29 AM

 

Inua: Japan on the plate, Noma on the palate
To call Inua the most hotly awaited restaurant this year would be inaccurate. But that’s only because its opening, at the very end of June, ...
07/14/2018 - 09:52 AM

 

From ‘big in Japan’ to far better in America
Megumi Ijiri Haskin felt so different to other children when growing up in Japan, that she aspired to live in the U.S. at the age ...
07/14/2018 - 09:50 AM

 

Edamame: Eat them fresh and green, with a beer or two
Edamame, or immature green soybeans, are the quintessential snack to have with an ice-cold beer, especially in summer.Their popularity has spread around the world in ...
07/14/2018 - 09:48 AM

 

Booking services secure tables, but at what price?
Everyone wants to eat well in Japan, but it can be difficult to secure reservations at the best spots. Restaurant booking services, like TableAll, make ...
07/14/2018 - 09:44 AM

 

Don’t scoff at vanilla: Seven-Eleven’s Waffle Cone Milk Vanilla is simply delicious
Seven-Eleven's Waffle Cone Milk Vanilla ice cream might not be "offbeat," but sometimes classic flavors are all you need to survive the summer.
07/14/2018 - 09:42 AM

 

A tour of the Kirin Fuji Gotemba Distillery answers a whisky lover’s curiosity
Nestled at the base of Mount Fuji, the Kirin Fuji Gotemba Distillery offers free tours sure to interest the whisky novice and expert alike.
07/13/2018 - 10:56 AM

 

Oshu: A semi-rural city with a major league star
Oshu, the home of the Los Angeles Angels' two-way baseball star Shohei Ohtani, is dotted with unassuming tributes to this home-grown hero.
07/13/2018 - 06:59 AM

 

Australia’s only Japanese winemaker serves no wine before its time
“Wine is just a drink. If it’s not delicious, it’s not worth talking about,” explains Japanese winemaker Atsuko Radcliffe matter-of-factly.Speaking from her cellar door in ...
07/13/2018 - 02:08 AM

 

A taste of French artistry in Tokyo
A taste of French artistry in TokyoA limited menu created in collaboration with the Louvre Museum Exhibition at the National Art Center, Tokyo, will be ...
07/12/2018 - 03:57 AM

 

Speak Japanese like a biker punk from the future with ‘Akira’
Those looking to give their Japanese a bit of biker edge could do worse than take in a screening of the classic sci-fi anime "Akira."
07/10/2018 - 07:00 PM

 

As Arctic warms, reindeer herders tangle with new industries
When he’s not out on the Arctic tundra with his 2,000 reindeer, his dog and Whitney Houston blasting through his headphones, Nils Mathis Sara is ...
07/10/2018 - 03:05 AM

 

‘Beki,’ the little Japanese word that’s ‘should’
Introducing some uses of the word べき (should).
07/09/2018 - 06:15 AM

 

‘Hidden Christian’ sites added to World Heritage list
UNESCO has decided to add 12 sites in southwestern Japan linked to the history of the country's persecuted Christians to the World Heritage list.
07/09/2018 - 05:14 AM

 

Let’s discuss Japan vs. Poland in the World Cup
Japan came out on top as fair play, a newly implemented tiebreaker in the group stage of the World Cup, was put into use for ...
07/09/2018 - 05:13 AM

 

‘Akira’: Looking back at the future
On the 30th anniversary of the release of the animated version of 'Akira' in Japan, we examine the enduring legacy of Katsuhiro Otomo's sci-fi classic.
07/16/2018 - 04:10 AM

 

Tokyo art space battles against the current
Repurposing old buildings to show art is becoming increasingly mainstream in Japan, but the route by which Koichiro Osaka ended up creating the Asakusa gallery ...
07/15/2018 - 04:30 AM

 

The enduring appeal of ‘Akira,’ the manga
Katsuhiro Otomo's cyberpunk masterpiece, "Akira," has gone through multiple English-language incarnations throughout the years, but reader demand has never wavered.
07/14/2018 - 07:00 PM

 

Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Nancy Sinatra Sr., the childhood sweetheart of Frank Sinatra who became the first of his four wives and the mother of his three children, has ...
07/14/2018 - 05:11 AM

 

Comedian Sasha Baron Cohen pranks politicians Roy Moore and Joe Arpaio
Some politicians are going through the stages of panic associated with an interview with Sacha Baron Cohen: remorse, damage control, anger and regret for being ...
07/14/2018 - 12:11 AM

 

Scarlett Johansson pulls out of trans drama after backlash
Scarlett Johansson on Friday withdrew from the film “Rub & Tug” after her plans to portray a transgender man prompted a backlash.In a statement to ...
07/13/2018 - 11:41 PM

 

France celebrates Japanese culture with huge eight-month festival
France has opened the largest celebration of Japanese culture ever to take place abroad.The eight-month festival Japonismes 2018 features everything from prehistoric art to what ...
07/13/2018 - 11:24 PM

 

The pain and the passion that fueled the creation of ‘Akira’
When I tell Kuni Tomita the anime classic “Akira” turns 30 years old this month, she shakes her head and laughs.“Unbelievable,” she says. The animator ...
07/13/2018 - 08:00 PM

 

My deep dive into ‘Akira’ only scratched the surface of its legacy
A few months ago, I proposed to the editors at The Japan Times that we do a piece paying tribute to the classic cyberpunk anime ...
07/13/2018 - 07:00 PM

 

Prince Harry and Elton John to launch coalition against HIV in men
Britain’s Prince Harry and music star Elton John are joining forces to launch a “global coalition” focused on treating HIV infections in men, the singer’s ...
07/12/2018 - 08:11 PM

 

‘Akira’ soundtrack featured music worthy of a visual masterpiece
A crack of thunder. Pulsing polyrhythmic percussion. The roar of a passing motorcycle. A haunting symphonic chorus.Once you’ve heard the soundtrack to “Akira,” the anime ...
07/12/2018 - 07:00 PM

 

Reshaping the sound of Neo-Tokyo for ‘Akira’
If you were watching anime in English in the 1990s and 2000s, chances are you’ve heard a dub recorded by Les Claypool III. Some of ...
07/12/2018 - 06:59 PM

 

Collecting ‘Akira,’ one scene at a time
Joe Peacock vividly remembers the first time he saw “Akira,” the influential sci-fi anime film that turns 30 this month.It was “a random Thursday night” ...
07/11/2018 - 07:00 PM

 

‘Shino Can’t Say Her Name’: A teenage struggle that speaks to everyone
There’s a point in many teenagers’ lives where few things are more mortifying than the prospect of having to speak in public. High school freshman ...
07/11/2018 - 02:51 AM

 

Original 1926 Winnie-the-Pooh illustrated map breaks auction record at £430,000
The original hand-drawn map of Winnie-the-Pooh’s Hundred Acre Woods has sold at auction for £430,000 ($571,000), a record price for a book illustration.E.H. Shepard’s drawing ...
07/10/2018 - 07:47 PM

 

‘The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine’: A sumo subplot stands out in a crowded film
One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. I’m not sure if Takahisa Zeze knows this phrase but it applies to the heroes of his ...
07/10/2018 - 05:00 AM

 

Aum executions renew questions on death penalty
Whether or not people support the death penalty, they should be given enough information about the system and its implementation to make an informed judgment ...
07/16/2018 - 04:00 AM

 

Cave rescue highlights the positive power of globalism
The Thai drama shows a global community does indeed exist and can do great good.
07/16/2018 - 03:59 AM

 

Why we need a food revolution
We're running out land to farm and a almost billion people don't have enough to eat. It's time to take real action.
07/16/2018 - 03:58 AM

 

Wages aren’t rising; these theories could explain why
Why isn't the strong demand for labor pushing up wages?
07/16/2018 - 03:57 AM

 

Plotting Japan’s energy future
Renewable energy sources have been designated as a "main source of power generation" for the first time.
07/16/2018 - 03:56 AM

 

Robots will make life grim for the working class
Cheap technology will sweep away lots of jobs. That's an argument for a better safety net.
07/16/2018 - 03:55 AM

 

Brexit continues to stump Britain
Businesses, including more than 1,000 Japanese firms, need clarity and stability to make plans and Brexit negotiations promise anything but.
07/15/2018 - 04:00 AM

 

The migration dilemma politicians face
Leaders who want to act humanely toward immigrants must go far enough toward stricter border control to undercut public support for far-right parties.
07/15/2018 - 03:59 AM

 

Why productivity isn’t keeping up with technology
Finally, a viable theory that could put a vigorous debate to rest.
07/15/2018 - 03:58 AM

 

Mahathir reorients Malaysia
Malaysia's new prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, has long been a friend of Tokyo. This bodes well for Japan.
07/14/2018 - 05:02 AM

 

The ‘thin gray line’: Media stifles libel stories
All too often major media outlets shield one another from public scrutiny and accountability.
07/14/2018 - 05:00 AM

 

Municipality reforms critical as population drops
Reforms are needed to ensure residents continue to receive necessary services as the nation's population grays and grows smaller.
07/13/2018 - 06:57 AM

 

Xi Jinping’s vision for global governance
The world should buckle up and get ready for a new wave of Chinese international policy activism.
07/13/2018 - 06:55 AM

 

New weapons in war against antibiotic-resistant bacteria
What if we've been breeding superbugs by taking the full course of each prescription?
07/13/2018 - 06:55 AM

 

Find and fix the weak points in disaster defenses
The heavy toll of last week's heavy rains in western Japan highlight flaws in the nation's disaster defenses.
07/12/2018 - 09:06 AM

 

The future shape of Japan’s energy policy
Moves toward less nuclear power will be inevitable in Japan, with renewable energy playing the principal role by 2050.
07/12/2018 - 09:05 AM

 

China’s silk road isn’t turning out to be smooth
Skeptics' warnings about the "Belt and Road" initiative are beginning to come true.
07/12/2018 - 09:04 AM

 

Expose what lies behind education official’s bribery
Investigators should strive to shed light on the collusive ties between universities and the education ministry.
07/11/2018 - 06:08 AM

 

Trade barriers will not stop China’s rise
China's huge and increasingly affluent domestic market will make exports less vital to growth.
07/11/2018 - 06:05 AM

 

Japan isn’t stepping aside as China steps up
The Abe adminisration and the private sector are reasserting influence in Asia and beyond.
07/11/2018 - 06:03 AM

 

Pompeo rebuked in Pyongyang
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Pyongyang is a reminder that the process to get North Korea to denuclearize will be a long ...
07/10/2018 - 07:40 AM

 

 

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