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61% of Japanese back Abe plan to meet North Korean leader without conditions, survey finds
A new survey finds about 61 percent of voters support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s stance of seeking talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ...
05/19/2019 - 05:26 AM


Japan adds 16 properties, including a gold mine and Kansai-area temples, to its national heritage list
The Cultural Affairs Agency on Monday announced 16 additions to its Japan Heritage list of tangible and intangible cultural properties that have been preserved based ...
05/20/2019 - 05:11 AM


Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump’s blacklisting, source says
In a blow to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government has sought to blacklist around the world, Alphabet Inc.’s Google has suspended business ...
05/20/2019 - 04:58 AM


Iraqi man fearing persecution for ties to Saddam party sues Japan for refusing refugee status
A 29-year-old Iraqi man sued the government Monday, demanding the retraction of a decision in 2017 to reject his application for refugee status.The man filed ...
05/20/2019 - 04:39 AM


Japan seeks arbitration with South Korea over wartime labor compensation
Japan on Monday called for the setting up of an arbitration board over compensation issues involving wartime Korean laborers, claiming South Korea has violated a ...
05/20/2019 - 04:23 AM


Citing free speech, Japanese lawmaker who alluded to war with Russia refuses to resign
A lawmaker said Monday he will not resign as a Diet member after opposition parties submitted a joint motion urging him to quit for alluding ...
05/20/2019 - 04:04 AM


Japan’s unexpected GDP growth in January-March leaves plenty of reasons for caution
The economy unexpectedly grew at an annualized 2.1 percent in the January-March quarter, government data showed Monday, but it is likely to give little comfort ...
05/20/2019 - 03:41 AM


In latest gaffe, LDP lawmaker compares ‘frustrating’ work with Saga Prefecture to ‘dealing with the Koreas’
Yaichi Tanigawa, 77, a Lower House member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party representing Nagasaki Prefecture’s No. 3 constituency, apologized Sunday for saying that working ...
05/20/2019 - 03:06 AM


Japan’s MSDF kicks off second quadrilateral naval exercise in less than two weeks
The Maritime Self-Defense Force has kicked off its second quadrilateral naval exercise in less than two weeks, with warships — including Japan’s largest flat-topped helicopter ...
05/20/2019 - 02:47 AM


From cardboard factory to the kantei? Abe No. 2 gets PR makeover as rumors of PM bid soar
Unsmiling, tight-lipped and at times appearing heavy-handed, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga was never exactly the type of politician the public would take a shine ...
05/20/2019 - 02:40 AM


Sony’s cloud gaming deal with Microsoft blindsided its own PlayStation team
When Sony Corp. unveiled a cloud gaming pact with archrival Microsoft Corp., it surprised the industry. Perhaps no one was more shocked than employees of ...
05/20/2019 - 02:26 AM


U.S. sends warship near South China Sea flash point as Beijing and Washington spar over trade
The U.S. Navy has sailed a warship near the disputed Scarborough Shoal, a strategic flash point in the South China Sea claimed by China, in ...
05/20/2019 - 01:15 AM


U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn moves closer to backing second Brexit referendum
Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn moved closer to fully backing a second Brexit referendum, saying the public should be given a choice on any deal ...
05/20/2019 - 12:33 AM


Kin of Japanese abductees being held in North Korea seek early return of their loved ones
Family members of Japanese nationals who were abducted by North Korea decades ago on Sunday called for progress in bilateral negotiations to bring home their ...
05/20/2019 - 12:17 AM


99% of Pacific mega-quake predictions likely to prove wrong, survey of seismologists finds
Japanese seismologists believe that nearly 99 percent of their predictions related to massive earthquakes in the Pacific off central and western Japan are likely to ...
05/20/2019 - 12:00 AM


Australia’s conservative coalition poised for parliamentary majority
Australia’s conservative coalition was on Monday poised to secure an outright majority following a shock election victory, allowing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to progress his ...
05/19/2019 - 10:21 PM


Trump tweets that if Tehran attacks, it will be the ‘official end of Iran’
President Donald Trump issued an ominous warning to Iran on Sunday, suggesting that if the Islamic republic attacks American interests, it will be destroyed.“If Iran ...
05/19/2019 - 06:39 PM


India’s Modi set to sweep election, exit polls show
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling alliance is likely to win a big majority in parliament after a mammoth general election that ended on Sunday, ...
05/19/2019 - 03:03 PM


Manchester City routs Watford to complete historic treble
Manchester City swept aside Watford to complete the first clean sweep of English men’s soccer trophies.The fourth piece of silverware of the season was sealed ...
05/18/2019 - 11:32 PM


Star pitcher Koji Uehara retires after long career in MLB, NPB
Yomiuri Giants pitcher and former major leaguer Koji Uehara, who won the World Series with the Boston Red Sox in 2013, announced Monday that his ...
05/20/2019 - 04:15 AM


Kawhi Leonard, Raptors outlast Bucks in double overtime to win Game 3
Pascal Siakam felt guilty about a pair of missed free throws and the extra minutes they added to his teammates’ night.Fortunately for Siakam and the ...
05/20/2019 - 01:05 AM


Brooks Koepka avoids stunning collapse to win second straight PGA Championship
His place in PGA Championship history finally secure, Brooks Koepka draped both arms around the top of the Wanamaker Trophy and let out a deep ...
05/20/2019 - 01:00 AM


Reiya Konishi stumbles in second world title fight
Reiya Konishi failed in his second shot at a world championship Sunday, losing to IBF world light flyweight champ Felix Alvarado of Nicaragua by unanimous ...
05/19/2019 - 09:18 AM


Top pick Loves Only You wins Japanese Oaks
No. 1 favorite Loves Only You picked up her maiden Grade 1 victory on Sunday, winning the Japanese Oaks by a neck.Ridden by Italian jockey ...
05/19/2019 - 09:03 AM


Rookie Lion Wataru Matsumoto beats Buffaloes in pro debut
Wataru Matsumoto worked five innings to win his pro debut for the Saitama Seibu Lions in a 9-3 Pacific League victory over the Orix Buffaloes ...
05/19/2019 - 08:39 AM


Kakeru Tanigawa wins first NHK Cup, qualifies for worlds
Kakeru Tanigawa won the men’s competition at the NHK Cup for the first time Sunday, booking his spot at this year’s world championships in Germany.Tanigawa, ...
05/19/2019 - 07:59 AM


Kakuryu, Tochinoshin fall on Day 8
Overnight leaders Kakuryu and Tochinoshin fell into a three-way tie with rank-and-file grappler Asanoyama following their upset losses at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on ...
05/19/2019 - 07:57 AM


Eagles’ Jabari Blash heeding Shohei Ohtani’s advice early on in Japan
Jabari Blash was in demand before the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles’ “home” game at Tokyo Dome on Thursday.When he came off the field after batting ...
05/19/2019 - 06:10 AM


Naoya Inoue dominates Emmanuel Rodriguez to win second world bantamweight belt
Naoya Inoue claimed another world title belt in dominant fashion Saturday, beating International Boxing Federation bantamweight champion Emmanuel Rodriguez by second-round technical knockout.Inoue, the undefeated ...
05/19/2019 - 06:09 AM


Sumo 101: Tachiai
One of the first words every new sumo fan learns is tachiai.Combining the characters for “stand” and “meet,” it is the term for the initial ...
05/19/2019 - 06:08 AM


Shohei Ohtani helps ice Angels win with two-run homer
Two-way player Shohei Ohtani drove in a pair of insurance runs with a home run for the Los Angeles Angels in a 6-3 win over ...
05/19/2019 - 05:14 AM


Shinji Kagawa scores for Besiktas in loss to Trabzonspor
Shinji Kagawa scored his fourth Turkish first-division goal for Besiktas on Saturday, but it was not enough to avoid a 2-1 loss to Trabzonspor.The Japan ...
05/19/2019 - 04:20 AM


Kevin Durant-less Warriors march to 3-0 series lead
With Kevin Durant out, Draymond Green has taken it upon himself to boost Golden State.And boy, has he. Green had 20 points, 13 rebounds and ...
05/19/2019 - 01:38 AM


Brooks Koepka blowing away field at PGA Championship
Brooks Koepka is on the cusp of some elite company at the PGA Championship — in the record book, not on the leaderboard.He is all ...
05/18/2019 - 11:52 PM


Johanna Konta outlasts Kiki Bertens to reach Italian Open semifinals
Johanna Konta rallied past sixth-seeded Kiki Bertens 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 in nearly three hours on Saturday to reach the Italian Open final for the biggest ...
05/18/2019 - 09:52 AM


Asuka Teramoto wins NHK Cup women’s title for third time
Asuka Teramoto won her third title at the NHK Cup women’s competition on Saturday and claimed a berth for this year’s Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.Teramoto, ...
05/18/2019 - 09:46 AM


AIBA faces Olympic inquiry team before Tokyo ruling
The embattled amateur boxing federation faces an Olympic inquiry on Monday fearing it could be punished for forcing out a longtime IOC member as its ...
05/18/2019 - 09:05 AM


Hawks’ Kodai Senga fans nine, improves to 5-0
Kodai Senga allowed a run over seven innings to win his fifth straight start as the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks exploited their opponent’s mistakes in a ...
05/18/2019 - 08:46 AM


Kris Bryant slugs three late homers as Cubs pound Nationals
Kris Bryant matched a career high with three home runs and drove in five as the Chicago Cubs routed the Washington Nationals 14-6 on Friday.Albert ...
05/18/2019 - 06:03 AM


Kakuryu, Tochinoshin tied for lead
Yokozuna Kakuryu and sekiwake Tochinoshin stayed undefeated Saturday to remain joint leaders of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament.Pre-tournament favorite Kakuryu took another step at Ryogoku ...
05/18/2019 - 05:53 AM


Sumo 101: Endorsements
One of the unique aspects of sumo’s attire is a lack of associated wearable merchandise.While manufacturers are able to sell an endless array of baseball ...
05/18/2019 - 05:31 AM


FC Tokyo continues superb start to season
A crucial lesson in FC Tokyo’s 12-game unbeaten run to start the 2019 J. League first-division campaign has been that goals don’t need to come ...
05/18/2019 - 04:58 AM


Bucks rout Raptors for 2-0 lead
Giannis Antetokounmpo started the game with an emphatic dunk. The next possession, a sprawling block to deny Marc Gasol. The next possession, another dunk.The tone ...
05/18/2019 - 04:03 AM


Jordan Binnington, Blues edge Sharks to even series 2-2
Jordan Binnington made save after save to pull off yet another playoff victory — and make some team history — for the Blues.The rookie goalie ...
05/18/2019 - 03:04 AM


Tiger misses PGA Championship cut; Koepka breaks 36-hole record for a major
What felt like a battle for Brooks Koepka looked like a runaway Friday in the PGA Championship.Koepka backed up his record-tying 63 with a round ...
05/18/2019 - 02:53 AM


Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda placed on 10-day injured list
Kenta Maeda fouled a ball off his left thigh in his last start, leaving a bruise that prompted the Los Angeles Dodgers to put him ...
05/18/2019 - 02:12 AM


Akiyoshi Katsuno loses shutout in sixth inning as Dragons fall to Giants
Akiyoshi Katsuno took a one-hitter into the sixth inning of his first professional start on Friday but gave up three runs and took the loss ...
05/17/2019 - 10:07 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


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


Nobody’s perfect, but an apology really helps at a Japanese company
What if you were doing something that drove your Japanese colleagues crazy, but you didn’t realize it? Conducting seminars for Japanese businesspeople who work with ...
04/24/2019 - 05:00 AM


Malala is only one part of what makes Pakistan great
The textbooks used in English class are starting to look more and more like they should be used in social studies class, focusing increasingly on ...
04/24/2019 - 04:59 AM


This pup named Brexit is something everyone can agree on
Even though he’s only about 2 years old, this sunny little fellow has had a lot of darkness in his life. He also has the ...
04/24/2019 - 04:58 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


Imagination Pika Space: Building a new world of art, music and soul food
A desire to promote self-expression and creative endeavors inspired Haruki Kumagai to open the Imagination Pika Space performance venue and bar in Osaka's Shinsekai neighborhood.
05/18/2019 - 09:46 AM


Ginza Cozy Corner’s Jumbo Shu Cream: A cream puff made bigger and better
Whipped cream and salty chocolate fillings combine in this massive take on the Ginza Cozy Corner cream puff dessert.
05/18/2019 - 09:44 AM


Mari Yamamoto: Staying international on and off camera
Becoming an actress was a way to liberate Mari Yamamoto from a salaryman way of life.
05/18/2019 - 09:17 AM


Sandankyo Gorge: Hiroshima’s hidden ravine
An easy trip from Hiroshima city, head to Sandankyo Gorge for a day of exploring picturesque ravines and waterfalls before indulging in a local hot ...
05/17/2019 - 03:17 AM


Matsuyama: Under the radar, home to the contemporary
Although Matsuyama is known for its historical role in the Shikoku Pilgrimage and as a home for centuries-old onsen hot springs, there's plenty of modernity ...
05/17/2019 - 03:17 AM


Taking the fall: The hard-knock life of a stunt performer in Japan
Trainer Chuck Johnson explains what it takes to get a piece of the action in this rough-and-tumble world of stunt performers.
05/13/2019 - 06:10 AM


When giving a public speech in Japanese, tears can be your trump card
There are certain occasions in Japan when showing emotion is expected. Deploying a few key phrases can also do the trick.
05/13/2019 - 05:00 AM


You’d be considerably well off in Japanese by learning to differentiate between ‘daibu’ and ‘kekkō’
The adverbs だいぶ and けっこう both convey a sense of degree.
05/13/2019 - 04:59 AM


Hiroshima museum unveils new atomic bomb-related items
The main building of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum reopened April 25, after it was closed from April 2017 in order to do exhibition renovations ...
05/13/2019 - 04:58 AM


Let’s discuss iPS cells
Learn about English vocabulary that has to do with genetic research and consider the ramifications.
05/13/2019 - 04:57 AM


U.N. secretary-general kicks off major climate change effort during New Zealand visit
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has kicked off a major push for progress on what he calls the defining issue of our time: climate change.Guterres ...
05/12/2019 - 09:51 AM


Ambition and experience lead to ideal circumstances
For Mark Dearlove, Barclays Japan country manager, to be living in Japan when the banking group is celebrating 50 years since beginning Tokyo-based operations in ...
05/12/2019 - 05:01 AM


‘Cutting Back’: The collected wisdom of an aesthetic pruner
Breezy, frequently humorous and self-scolding, Leslie Buck's "Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto" is a poignant look at the storied Japanese world ...
05/18/2019 - 09:38 AM


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


Netherlands wins Eurovision as Madonna dancers spark flag controversy
The Netherlands won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest early Sunday at a show in the seaside Israeli city of Tel Aviv that featured a performance ...
05/19/2019 - 12:06 AM


Arnold Schwarzenegger assaulted during event in South Africa
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was assaulted during a public appearance in South Africa on Saturday, but the 71-year-old appeared to quickly recover and say “I’m just ...
05/18/2019 - 11:33 PM


‘The Art of the Japanese Garden’: Green-fingered insight into Japanese garden spaces
By delving into the history, development and intricate details of Japanese gardens, "The Art of the Japanese Garden" brings new appreciation and awareness to the ...
05/18/2019 - 09:36 AM


‘The Diving Pool’: Three psychologically subversive novellas
In these unsettling novellas — "The Diving Pool," "Pregnancy Diary" and "Dormitory" — Yoko Ogawa subverts expectations of traditional female milestones.
05/18/2019 - 09:34 AM


Blame game: Fans lament rushed final ‘Game of Thrones’ season
As “Game of Thrones” suits up for one last swordfight, a phalanx of enraged viewers large enough to flatten the massed armies of Westeros is ...
05/17/2019 - 11:30 PM


Tilda Swinton relishes her samurai turn in ‘Dead Don’t Die’
Tilda Swinton feels most at home at the Berlin Film Festival, but she’s steadily become a regular at the Cannes Film Festival.“I’m racking them up,” ...
05/16/2019 - 07:31 PM


‘Terrace House’ returns to Tokyo
Netflix is ramping up its production of original Japanese content, including anime and live-action dramas, to please both domestic and overseas subscribers. But arguably its ...
05/16/2019 - 06:55 AM


Jeff Koons’ ‘Rabbit’ sculpture sells for record $91 million
A sculpture by the American artist Jeff Koons sold on Wednesday for $91.1 million — a record price for a living artist — at an ...
05/16/2019 - 02:46 AM


Despite being only 10 years old, actor Kokoro Terada is taking on tough topics
A heart-warming tale about an elderly woman’s struggles with dementia as seen from the perspective of her young grandson, “Grandma is Okay” (“Baba wa, Daijobu”) ...
05/16/2019 - 02:23 AM


Mick Jagger has his moves back after health problems
It’s as if Mick Jagger is saying “Start Me Up.”The 75-year-old rocker tweeted a video Wednesday of him dancing around a studio in front of ...
05/15/2019 - 04:42 PM


The Abjects: London-based, but internationally minded
It has been exactly two years since The Abjects, a London-based power pop and garage trio, last toured Japan, and since then the one thing ...
05/15/2019 - 05:00 AM


‘Only The Cat Knows’: The dying days of a 50-year marriage
The husband who gets home late and says nothing to his wife but “furo” (“bath”), “meshi” (“food”) and “neru” (“sleep”) is a cliche about Japanese ...
05/15/2019 - 04:59 AM


‘Promare’: A burning need for rage control
Ever been so angry you felt like you were going to explode? In “Promare,” the new anime film from studios Trigger and Xflag, that’s no ...
05/15/2019 - 04:58 AM


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets ‘best fight’ MTV Movie award nod
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg scored nominations on Tuesday for the 2019 MTV Movie and TV awards, where she will compete for top ...
05/14/2019 - 04:33 PM


Comedian Tim Conway of ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ and ‘McHale’s Navy’ dies at 85
Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, starred aboard “McHale’s Navy” and later ...
05/14/2019 - 02:11 PM


Machiko Kyo, internationally acclaimed Japanese actress, dies at 95
Actress Machiko Kyo, who starred in a number of films by legendary Japanese directors including Akira Kurosawa’s “Rashomon,” has died of heart failure, Toho Co. ...
05/14/2019 - 09:17 AM


Enabling people to work until 70
Various challenges lie ahead to keep senior citizens motivated to work longer and under decent conditions.
05/19/2019 - 05:00 AM


The Senkaku paradox
The U.S. and its allies must prevent local military crises from escalating into great power wars.
05/19/2019 - 04:59 AM


The distribution revolution
Internet shopping provides benefits to both sellers and consumers, and should be regarded as the main player in the third revolution in the distribution of ...
05/19/2019 - 04:58 AM


Not-guilty rulings on sex crimes
The onerous rules for proving sexual assault should be reviewed.
05/18/2019 - 05:02 AM


Long-form journalism is the future of print
"Creative destruction" will erase the dinosaurs and in their place will arise a new generation of print outlets dedicated to long-form analysis and commentary.
05/18/2019 - 05:00 AM


U.S. lowers the boom on Huawei
The U.S.-China showdown is just beginning and it promises to be a rough ride.
05/17/2019 - 05:51 AM


The end of the International Criminal Court?
By remaining in the ICC, states parties will sanctify the weaponization of international justice mechanisms to be used by the powerful against the weak but ...
05/17/2019 - 05:50 AM


Berlin airlift anniversary raises thorny geopolitical questions
Whether the United States and its allies would go to the same length to support an ally today remains a very open question.
05/17/2019 - 05:49 AM


Understanding the peaks and valleys of Japan-South Korea ties
To improve bilateral relations, Tokyo and Seoul have to take advantage of open doors to cooperation.
05/16/2019 - 04:51 AM


Redouble efforts to reduce plastic waste
Second only to the United States in the world in terms of per-capita volume of single-use plastics, Japan must increase its efforts to reduce plastic ...
05/16/2019 - 04:50 AM


Japan’s global moment is upon us
Japan's role as a global bridge-builder facilitating dialogue between international order and revisionist forces has never been more necessary.
05/16/2019 - 04:49 AM


Press for freedom in Myanmar
With elections in 2020, Japan and other countries should be doing more to press and to shame the Myanmar government into progress on human rights.
05/15/2019 - 07:00 AM


Why Japan should stay out of U.S.-Iran spat
The Japan Times reported May 9 that “Japan hopes to mediate between U.S. and Iran to rescue 2015 deal.” This would be a miscalculation on ...
05/15/2019 - 06:59 AM


America versus Iran: Confrontation from hell
Tehran's response to any major military assault launched by Washington could result in an uncontrollable regional inferno.
05/15/2019 - 06:58 AM


Key index shows the economy is ‘worsening’
Is the Abe administration's economic boom over?
05/14/2019 - 06:45 AM


The digital transformation of national security
Cyberwars are driving the digital transformation of national security. This poses a grave challenge for Japan.
05/14/2019 - 06:44 AM


Macron gets it all wrong over Nissan
It's hard to fathom why France is still seeking a Renault merger, even after the idea helped bring down Carlos Ghosn.
05/14/2019 - 06:42 AM


The real reason you’re not driving an electric car
The slow pace of battery technology advancement means the core component of an EV is still too expensive.
05/14/2019 - 06:41 AM


Pathways to tackling the plastic waste problem
The plastic waste scourge is seriously imperiling the world's environmental well-being, including contaminating our freshwater and food chain.
05/14/2019 - 06:40 AM


Court case challenges Facebook bans
A Polish group is suing Facebook for "private censorship" in a potentially landmark case.
05/14/2019 - 06:39 AM


Japan’s growing debt divergence
The BOJ may have no choice but to end up providing permanent government support to avoid painful fiscal consolidation.
05/14/2019 - 06:38 AM



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