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World News >> Japan

France presses Japan to accept Renault-Nissan merger
The French government has asked Japan to accept a possible merger between Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. following the arrest of Carlos Ghosn, who ...
01/20/2019 - 06:27 AM


U.S.-China trade talks making scant progress on make-or-break intellectual property problem
Ever since negotiators from the United States and China sat down in Beijing after a Christmas meltdown in global markets, Donald Trump has sought to ...
01/21/2019 - 02:56 AM


Factory night views of Yokkaichi a tourist draw and a bitter legacy of pollution
Factory night view cruises in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, are recently attracting visitors from across the nation. While the city’s tourism association hopes the tour will ...
01/21/2019 - 01:27 AM


In plan to end half-century of unrest, Filipino Muslims vote in referendum on autonomy for Mindanao region
Muslims in the southern Philippines voted Monday in a referendum on a new autonomous region that seeks to end nearly half a century of unrest, ...
01/21/2019 - 12:28 AM


Japanese firms circumventing traditional hiring timetable to find quality recruits
It’s a rite of spring: Major corporations hire fresh university graduates en masse every April, starting them all at the same salary with assurances of ...
01/21/2019 - 12:28 AM


Davos billionaires keep getting richer — as world’s have-nots just keep getting poorer
The global elite descending on Davos are richer than ever.A decade after the financial crisis poured flat champagne on the World Economic Forum, gold-collar executives ...
01/20/2019 - 11:45 PM


Syria says it repelled Israeli air raid near Damascus, while Iron Dome stops rocket aimed at Golan Heights
Syrian state media say air defenses repelled an Israeli air raid near the international airport south of Damascus on Sunday.Syrian state TV said the air ...
01/20/2019 - 11:41 PM


On doctor’s orders, Japan alpinist Yuichiro Miura, 86, abandons bid to scale South America’s highest peak
Yuichiro Miura, an 86-year-old Japanese alpinist and professional skier, has given up on his attempt to conquer the 6,959-meter Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in ...
01/20/2019 - 11:27 PM


Japan may accept Russia peace pact if ‘realistic’ handover of two islands is secured, sources say
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is leaning toward accepting a postwar peace treaty with Russia if Moscow hands over two of the four islands contested by ...
01/20/2019 - 10:20 PM


Rudy Giuliani admits Trump pursued Moscow tower throughout 2016, raising collusion questions
U.S. President Donald Trump pursued a business deal to erect a tower bearing his name in Moscow throughout 2016, his attorney said on Sunday, raising ...
01/20/2019 - 06:40 PM


Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn asks for bail, vowing to wear ankle bracelet and visit prosecutors daily
Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn on Monday asked for his release on bail from a two-month detention in Japan, promising he will report to prosecutors ...
01/20/2019 - 04:24 PM


France downplays Renault-Nissan merger idea amid tensions over lopsided alliance built by Ghosn
France’s finance minister says there is no plan to remodel the alliance between Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co., despite reports to the contrary.
01/20/2019 - 02:03 PM


Operator of popular reward program T Card routinely supplying clients’ personal info to police and prosecutors
The operator of T Card, one of the most popular reward cards in Japan, has regularly provided personal information on its holders to police and ...
01/20/2019 - 08:02 AM


Masazo Nonaka, world’s oldest living man, dies at 113 in Hokkaido
Masazo Nonaka, who was recognized by Guinness World Records last year as the oldest living man, died Sunday at the age of 113, his family ...
01/20/2019 - 06:18 AM


30% in Japan willing to work until early 60s, survey shows
A Cabinet Office survey finds 30.7 percent of respondents are willing to work to earn an income until they are 61 to 65 years old.
01/20/2019 - 02:55 AM


Honda to release Kumamon-themed Super Cub motorbike this summer
Honda Motor Co. will release this summer a new version of its iconic Super Cub motorcycle featuring Kumamon, the popular black bear mascot of Kumamoto ...
01/20/2019 - 02:33 AM


Not ‘partners’: Shinzo Abe and Vladimir Putin on collision course over islands at summit talks in Moscow
With Japan and Russia locked in an undiplomatic war of words over disputed islands, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Vladimir Putin are set to ...
01/20/2019 - 01:06 AM


Nonprofit groups help find safe homes for Japan’s abandoned pets
Life hasn’t been easy for Stella.The small kitten with scruffy fur and matching orange-tinted eyes was born in September and still has no home. Just ...
01/20/2019 - 12:35 AM


Hakuho maintains edge with 26th straight victory
Yokozuna Hakuho improved to a perfect 8-0 to maintain a one-win lead as the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament reached its midpoint on Sunday.The sole ...
01/20/2019 - 06:11 AM


Naomi Osaka reaches Australian Open quarterfinals for first time
Naomi Osaka conceded the opening set for the second straight match, but mounted a successful comeback against Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova on Monday and reached the ...
01/20/2019 - 11:42 PM


Roger Federer knocked out by Greek wunderkind Stefanos Tsitsipas
Roger Federer’s bid for a hat-trick of Australian Open titles was crushed on Sunday as Greek wunderkind Stefanos Tsitsipas rose up to floor the Swiss ...
01/20/2019 - 08:19 AM


Suspended pairs skating champion John Coughlin dies at 33
John Coughlin, a two-time U.S. pairs champion recently suspended from figure skating, died by suicide in Kansas City, Missouri. He was 33.U.S. Figure Skating released ...
01/20/2019 - 07:03 AM


France ends 28-match unbeaten run for U.S. women
Kadidiatou Diani scored twice and France ended the U.S. national team’s 28-game unbeaten streak with a 3-1 victory Saturday in Le Havre, France.The top-ranked United ...
01/20/2019 - 06:53 AM


Rugby World Cup pool games for Brave Blossoms sell out
Tickets for all of host nation Japan’s Rugby World Cup 2019 pool games have sold out following the start of sales on a first-come, first-served ...
01/20/2019 - 06:42 AM


Sumo 101: Akeni
Sekitori (wrestlers in the top two divisions) have a lot of accouterments.There are kesho-mawashi (ceremonial aprons), kimono, sandals, cushions and items like knee braces and ...
01/20/2019 - 06:19 AM


Japan must step up after shaky group stage
No more friendlies. No more minnows. No more excuses. Warmups are over for the Samurai Blue.The four-time Asian champions will begin the final march toward ...
01/20/2019 - 06:16 AM


Mima Ito completes second triple crown at national championships
Mima Ito became the first table tennis player to win three titles for two consecutive years at Japan’s national championships after beating Miyu Kihara 4-1 ...
01/20/2019 - 06:15 AM


Yuto Totsuka grabs halfpipe World Cup silver in Switzerland
Teenager Yuto Totsuka posted a 92.00-point run on Saturday and finished second at the men’s halfpipe World Cup in Switzerland.The 17-year-old snowboarder bookended his soaring ...
01/20/2019 - 04:36 AM


Ash Barty reaches Australian Open quarterfinals; Frances Tiafoe sets up meeting with Rafael Nadal
It was like a party at Rod Laver Arena. A partisan crowd backed Ash Barty, booed Maria Sharapova and celebrated wildly when the first Australian ...
01/20/2019 - 04:19 AM


Gonzaga wins ninth straight
Rui Hachimura said it felt like Gonzaga was a bit hurried in the first half against struggling Portland before settling down for a more typical ...
01/20/2019 - 02:57 AM


Toyama’s Yuto Otsuka earns All-Star Game MVP honors as B. White outguns B. Black
In a high-scoring first half, Yuto Otsuka had a quiet performance, scoring just two points.The B. White starter heated up in the second half and ...
01/19/2019 - 08:53 AM


Top seed Simona Halep eclipses Venus Williams, faces Serena Williams next
World No. 1 Simona Halep hit form to cruise past Venus Williams Saturday and set up a mouth-watering Australian Open last 16 clash with her ...
01/19/2019 - 06:13 AM


Two men sentenced for murder of Olympic medalist Denis Ten
Kazakhstan sentenced two men accused of killing celebrated Olympic figure skater Denis Ten to 18 years in a penal colony Thursday but his family was ...
01/19/2019 - 05:46 AM


Sumo 101: Championship portraits
One of the most striking features of Ryogoku Kokugikan is the ring of giant portraits hanging from the rafters.The 32 images (each 3.17 x 2.22 ...
01/19/2019 - 05:41 AM


Ollan Cassell thinks embattled JOC chief Tsunekazu Takeda should step aside in wake of French probe
With serious allegations of corruption and bribery linked to Japanese Olympic Committee chief Tsunekazu Takeda, a prominent member of the global sports community issued a ...
01/19/2019 - 05:23 AM


Title race heating up
Yokozuna Hakuho continued his drive for a 42nd top-level title at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday, staying undefeated to take the outright ...
01/19/2019 - 05:03 AM


Shooting guard Naoto Tsuji’s return from shoulder injury a big boost for Brave Thunders
The Kawasaki Brave Thunders desperately needed this man to make a championship run — Naoto Tsuji.Tsuji returned to the court for the first time in ...
01/19/2019 - 04:55 AM


DeMarcus Cousins nets 14 points in Warriors debut
DeMarcus Cousins couldn’t wipe the smile off his face.The usually scowling big man was back Friday night after being sidelined for nearly a year. He ...
01/19/2019 - 03:57 AM


Manny Pacquiao set to take on Adrien Broner in first U.S. bout since 2016
Manny Pacquiao fights Saturday night against welterweight Adrien Broner in a true crossroads bout that will determine a lot about his future in the ring.Chasing ...
01/19/2019 - 03:27 AM


Naomi Osaka, Kei Nishikori advance to Australian Open fourth round
Reigning U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka on Saturday advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open for the second year in a row, while ...
01/18/2019 - 10:47 PM


Hachioji ends 20-game losing streak behind Cleanthony Early’s 42-point performance
Former New York Knicks forward Cleanthony Early scored a game-high 42 points and grabbed 22 rebounds to guide the visiting Hachioji Bee Trains past the ...
01/18/2019 - 08:52 AM


Ski jumper Sara Takanashi places second in World Cup event in Yamagata
Sara Takanashi remained winless but matched her best result of the season with a second-place finish in Friday’s ski jumping World Cup competition.The 22-year-old Takanashi, ...
01/18/2019 - 07:59 AM


Hakuho, Onosho remain unbeaten, tied for top spot
Yokozuna Hakuho stayed undefeated to remain in a tie for the lead with rank-and-file wrestler Onosho at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday.The ...
01/18/2019 - 05:25 AM


Sumo 101: A wrestler’s typical tournament day
The six annual honbasho (tournaments) are the fulcrum around which the sumo world turns.Ninety days a year sumo wrestlers participate in events whose outcome determines ...
01/18/2019 - 05:10 AM


Be it ever so graying, there’s no place like home
On a recent bus trip in Indonesia, I struck up a conversation with the man sitting next to me who told me he was Malaysian ...
01/20/2019 - 04:50 AM


Bronze gets first place when it comes to affection
This exquisitely marked gray tabby was rescued in May of last year when, as a 2-month-old kitten, she bravely wandered into a garage for shelter. ...
01/20/2019 - 04:49 AM


Someone lost their noodle making this new Nissin ad featuring Naomi Osaka
This month, cup noodle maker Nissin served up its animated “Hungry to win” ad campaign, drawn by “Prince of Tennis” artist Takeshi Konomi and featuring ...
01/19/2019 - 03:35 AM


#StandUpJapan and other hashtags allow for new voices to be heard
On the morning of Jan. 14, 20-year-old women decked out in brightly colored kimono scrambled to catch trains to take them to ceremonies across the ...
01/16/2019 - 11:46 PM


How Coretta Scott King brought her husband’s message to Japan
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which this year falls on Jan. 21, is a federal holiday that marks the birthday (Jan. 15, 1929) of one ...
01/16/2019 - 11:30 PM


Sort out your digital diet and keep your sanity in 2019
Judging by the New Year’s resolutions I’m hearing so far this year, the internet was a real source of frustration for a lot of people ...
01/13/2019 - 04:40 AM


Before returning from your trip back home, you’ll have a big choice to make
Whenever friends of mine return home for a visit, they’ve all told me they’re confronted by one nagging question when they’re there: Should I just ...
01/13/2019 - 04:39 AM


Tyson is just the Tosa to help you keep fit
Looking to whip yourself into shape? Crossfit, high-intensity interval training, Tabata? You won’t need any of these, nor any gym or expensive equipment, if you ...
01/13/2019 - 04:38 AM


It’s 2019 and it’s time to hit those Japanese textbooks — for real
Whether you’ve been here for several days or several decades, listening to fellow expats, immigrants and other non-Japanese residents groaning about their dissatisfaction with their ...
01/06/2019 - 04:00 AM


Knowing how to write is a necessary skill if you want to work in translation
Any great chef can whip up an omelet. But each has their own style — the herb-rich French omelet, the albumin-heavy American omelet, the sweet ...
01/06/2019 - 03:59 AM


Herb will make a sweet addition to any family
The exotic-looking Herb is friendliness embodied and, despite her name, she’s all girl — think angelica, rosemary and lavender rather than basil.Now 3 years old, ...
01/06/2019 - 03:58 AM


How the last czar shaped Japan’s courts
A botched assassination attempt in 1891 presents Japan's fledgling penal code with an existential dilemma.
01/02/2019 - 01:21 AM


Celebrating New Year’s the island way
On the small island where I live in the middle of Japan’s Seto Inland Sea, new year celebrations are stalwart traditional. Preparations start a week ...
12/30/2018 - 04:30 AM


How was your 2018, and are you looking forward to 2019?
Maria Bueno Working in Japan, Spanish The best thing about 2018 was traveling. I live in Japan so I had opportunities to travel around Asia. ...
12/30/2018 - 04:29 AM


Charming Rivas is ready to play
Rivas, a German shepherd mix, came to ARK after he was found wandering the streets. He’s a “fluffy, bright-eyed ball of exuberance,” about 4 years ...
12/30/2018 - 04:28 AM


The crew at TELL Japan wants you to know you’re not alone during the holidays — or at any other time
The holidays can be tough for foreign nationals in Japan. For those hired in the summer, the thrill of being in a new country is ...
12/23/2018 - 01:37 AM


A great way to get the kids to take a bath
To many Japan newbies, the thought of bathing with strangers at a hot spring public bath seems off-putting — especially with kids. Yet for millions ...
01/20/2019 - 04:45 AM


Engineering background ties into diplomatic career
Name: Khaled Omran Alameri Title: United Arab Emirates Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (since March 2016) URL: DoB: Oct. 1, 1976 Hometown: Al Ain, UAE ...
01/20/2019 - 06:00 AM


Japan’s big moves at CES 2019
This month CES, the world's largest consumer electronics trade show, took place in Las Vegas, with many Japanese companies showcasing new products. On: Tech looks ...
01/20/2019 - 04:44 AM


Nail technician Naoko Takano, who has spent half of her life tending to the nails of customers, including a roster of celebrity clients, talks about the nail art boom in Japan.
Whether it be chipped nails, bitten nails, cracked skin or fat fingers, Japan’s manicurist to the stars Naoko Takano can turn her hand to any ...
01/20/2019 - 04:43 AM


Chase away the winter blues with a comforting nabe hot pot
Japanese nabe (hot pot) is a warming and hearty dish that is easy to prepare, even for the inexperienced cook. Preparing nabe together at the ...
01/19/2019 - 08:50 AM


Ginza Kagari Honten: The tori paitan classic is reborn
Two words: “tori paitan.” The smooth, satisfying soup derived from simmering chicken bones and carcasses long and slow to create a thick, umami-rich broth. Served ...
01/19/2019 - 08:48 AM


Lakan-ka: Light, wholesome and not a speck of sugar added
From the outside, you might take Lakan-ka for just another of the smart-casual cafe-dining establishments that proliferate on the Aoyama-Jingumae side of town. But behind ...
01/19/2019 - 08:46 AM


CoCo Ichibanya curry makes London debut
Altogether CoCo Ichibanya, also known as “CoCoIchi,” has more than 1,100 restaurants in Japan and about 150 more around the world, serving up unusual curries ...
01/19/2019 - 08:44 AM


This winter’s convenience store steam buns are anything but boring
Nothing can make a cold winter day feel a little better than a piping-hot steam bun from the convenience store, and two recent offerings from ...
01/19/2019 - 08:42 AM


Madarao: The tree skiing capital of Japan?
The Madarao Kogen ski resort prides itself on two things: its powder snow ("Madapow!") — enjoying over 10 meters of fresh snow annually — ...
01/18/2019 - 06:30 AM


Where to buy ski and snowboard gear in Tokyo
Need winter sports equipment? The Kanda-Ogawamachi district to the east of Jinbocho Station is far and away the best place to purchase ski and snowboard ...
01/18/2019 - 06:26 AM


Heavy smog, worsened by weather, raises alarm across Asia
Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm bells across Asia, with authorities in Thailand’s hazy capital Bangkok handing out face ...
01/14/2019 - 07:22 AM


Tokyo prepares to host esports tournament
Tokyo is gearing up to host an esports tournament, read about what Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said about it in Japanese.
01/14/2019 - 02:51 AM


You still need to know your ABCs if you’re living in Japan
Written Japanese has three different scripts — hiragana, katakana and kanji — so you wouldn’t think there’d be room for any more. But you’d be ...
01/14/2019 - 02:50 AM


Let’s discuss Yusaku Maezawa’s great Twitter giveaway
This week’s featured article JESSE JOHNSON In the latest headline-grabbing move by Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the founder and CEO of major online fashion mall ...
01/14/2019 - 02:50 AM


Using ‘kaneru’ incorrectly is something we simply cannot do
The verb かねる is slightly complicated. It translates as “being unable to” and is often attached to a verb (X) in its masu-stem form (the ...
01/14/2019 - 02:50 AM


Publisher aims to bridge fictional fun and reality
Name: Frank Foley Title: Managing Director, HarperCollins Japan (since 2017) URL: DoB: March 5, 1961 Birthplace: Cork, Ireland Hometown: Kamakura Years in Japan: 30 ...
01/13/2019 - 06:00 AM


Step into Sawano Kobo, an unusual mix of sandals and music
Traditional Japanese footwear and European jazz make a bizarre but successful combination at the Sawano Kobo store in Osaka.
01/13/2019 - 04:30 AM


‘The Kinship of Secrets’: Heartbreak and family separation during the Korean War
Eugenia Kim's second novel, "The Kinship of Secrets," is a measuredly moving story of a girl losing and finding a home, the ways in which ...
01/19/2019 - 08:51 AM


Producer Andrew Vajna of ‘Rambo’ and ‘Evita’ fame dies in Budapest at 74
Andrew G. Vajna, the Hungarian movie producer behind “Rambo,” “Evita” and other international hits, died in his Budapest home on Sunday following a long illness, ...
01/20/2019 - 02:04 PM


Heavy scrutiny drives prospective Oscars hosts away
Hollywood’s biggest night — the Oscars — is set to take place next month without a host for the first time in 30 years, after ...
01/20/2019 - 02:01 AM


Takako Arai’s poetry is a relentless ‘dance of language’
Takako Arai's poems unravel complicated lives in an ever-widening mesh of humanity, her style retaining an energy and optimism despite her visceral, often disturbing subject ...
01/19/2019 - 08:32 AM


Study of Leonardo’s first landscape finds he had second thoughts, added later details
The first-ever scientific study of the oldest known drawing by Leonardo da Vinci has found that he added details to an earlier sketch of a ...
01/18/2019 - 01:26 AM


CBS chief axed over sex scandal fights for $120 million severance
CBS’s former CEO, Leslie Moonves, fired over sexual abuse allegations, is taking the television network to arbitration to try to get $120 million in severance ...
01/17/2019 - 04:39 PM


Bangladesh bans film about 2016 Islamist cafe siege fatal to 22, cites damage to reputation
Bangladesh has banned a film based on a 2016 cafe attack claimed by the Islamic State group that left 22 people dead, saying it would ...
01/17/2019 - 01:52 PM


Marie Kondo’s new TV series cleans up
Marie Kondo is the type of person you wouldn’t initially expect lots of people to go crazy over. In the cleaning consultant and best-selling author’s ...
01/17/2019 - 04:09 AM


Funk on Da Table: The band bringing New Orleans funk to Japan
For over two decades, June Yamagishi and John “Papa” Gros have been bringing New Orleans and Japan closer together through music.Funk on Da Table, their ...
01/17/2019 - 02:06 AM


TV journalist Chris Hansen of ‘To Catch a Predator’ busted for allegedly bouncing checks
A TV journalist known for confronting would-be child predators has been snared himself in a police investigation alleging he wrote bad checks for $13,000 worth ...
01/16/2019 - 06:45 PM


A second helping of horror for ‘Suspiria’
Filmmaker Luca Guadagnino cites categorization as one of his enemies, and the sudden fierceness in his eyes shows he’s not kidding.“I feel uncomfortable putting ideas ...
01/16/2019 - 04:45 AM


‘Chiwawa’: An enigma wrapped in a riddle
Edie Sedgwick was an Andy Warhol “superstar” and Bob Dylan muse who died at age 28 after bouts with mental illness and drug addiction — ...
01/16/2019 - 04:44 AM


‘The Nikaidos’ Fall’: What’s in a name? Everything.
The weight of tradition threatens to crush a once-great family in “The Nikaidos’ Fall,” a contemporary drama about people with an unhealthy fixation on the ...
01/16/2019 - 04:43 AM


Broadway mourns death of ‘Hello, Dolly!’ icon Carol Channing at 97
Carol Channing, the lanky, ebullient musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” on Broadway ...
01/15/2019 - 05:13 PM


‘Boars Galore’: The Year of the Boar finally gets it day
Despite being among the least popular, revered or symbolically loaded of zodiac animals, the boar still holds an aesthetic presence.
01/15/2019 - 05:20 AM


‘Leiko Ikemura Our Planet: Earth & Stars’
Jan. 18-April 1Contemporary artist Leiko Ikemura’s multimedia works blend painting, drawing, sculpture, watercolor, print, photography and video into installations that address gender issues and other ...
01/15/2019 - 05:19 AM


‘Toki no Hana’
Jan. 19-Feb. 17Ever since Naho Iino’s elementary school marble and epoxy glue artwork was selected for a craftwork exhibition, the artist has been working exclusively ...
01/15/2019 - 05:18 AM


Actor Hugh Grant appeals on Twitter for return of script stolen from his car
Actor Hugh Grant took to social media on Monday to appeal for the return of a script he lost when thieves broke into his car.The ...
01/14/2019 - 06:46 PM


Popular kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo to become 13th holder of Danjuro stage name in 2020
Popular kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo said Monday he will assume his family’s prestigious, centuries-old stage name of Danjuro in May 2020.The stage name was established ...
01/14/2019 - 08:21 AM


The U.S.-China rivalry and Japan
The uncertainty created by the Trump administration is encouraging many nations around to world to seek new friends and to hedge their bets, and Japan ...
01/20/2019 - 04:20 AM


Plans to sell nuclear plants overseas derailed
The government and related industries need to face up to the situation surrounding the nuclear power business and reassess the way forward.
01/20/2019 - 04:19 AM


Stop trying to create Japanese versions of overseas institutions
Japan lacks the human resources to create world-class educational institutions, research institutes and innovation ecosystems.
01/20/2019 - 04:18 AM


Bolstering the nation’s workforce
The latest projections for the shrinking workforce should be ringing alarm bells in government corridors.
01/19/2019 - 04:02 AM


The U.S. should go back to the moon
There could be clues to the early days of our solar system, and it could be a proving ground for technologies to send astronauts farther ...
01/19/2019 - 04:00 AM


The global decline of Japanese universities
Dark clouds hang over the future of Japanese universities due to the government's failure to recognize the importance of education and research.
01/18/2019 - 06:22 AM


Sorry spectacle of American politics
While the gamesmanship is amusing from a distance, the U.S. federal government shutdown is exacting a painful toll on the U.S. economy, which is certain ...
01/18/2019 - 06:22 AM


What the fall of Sears and GE teaches us about capitalism
We pay a high price for economic flexibility, but benefit enormously from the rising living standards it produces.
01/18/2019 - 06:21 AM


Move forward on ‘equal work, equal pay’
With a manpower shortage looming as a major obstacle to the operation of businesses, employers need to realize that improving the wages of both regular ...
01/17/2019 - 04:59 AM


Are China, Russia winning AI arms race?
Artificial intelligence is creating new avenues for war in what could be the century's defining arms race.
01/17/2019 - 04:56 AM


Theresa May’s Brexit plan isn’t dead yet
In the end, the British prime minister's rejected agreement might seem marginally less unpalatable than, and the only alternative to, a hard Brexit.
01/17/2019 - 04:55 AM


Another historic vote on Brexit
British Prime Minister Theresa May has struggled to find a consensus that would allow Brexit to proceed. The failure is not hers, but that of ...
01/16/2019 - 05:30 AM


May’s humbling offers a glimmer of hope
There was not much meaningful about Tuesday's Brexit vote, but at least the prime minister is now finally promising to build consensus.
01/16/2019 - 05:29 AM


The critical importance of staying connected
Preparing for what has been touted as the "100-year life" is not a task for elderly people or the government alone.
01/16/2019 - 05:28 AM


Hostage diplomacy becomes new normal
While not unprecedented, the recent spate of hostage-taking incidents looks like a new normal in international diplomacy.
01/15/2019 - 06:50 AM


How will AI change international politics?
The AI revolution will have an immense impact on global power politics, but Japan may get left behind.
01/15/2019 - 06:49 AM


Safeguarding democracy
With almost every individual empowered by web access, the whole system of garnering and marshalling opinion becomes impossibly distorted.
01/15/2019 - 06:48 AM


Beijing’s perilous Taiwan policy
The unfolding geopolitical contest between China and the United States has been described by many as a new cold war. If it ever becomes a ...
01/15/2019 - 06:47 AM


America’s cold warriors hold the key to handling China
The West needs a plan for China like it had against the Soviet Union.
01/15/2019 - 06:46 AM


Disappointing data shows Japan’s not back yet
The BOJ governor will likely walk back the exuberance he showed in November.
01/15/2019 - 06:45 AM


Take steps to restore trust in official statistics
To regain the public's trust in the government's statistics, how officials erred needs to be exposed and measures taken to ensure such problems are not ...
01/14/2019 - 04:00 AM



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