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World News >> Japan

Japan plans installation of land-based Aegis missile defense system amid North Korea threats
The Defense Ministry will deploy new land-based Aegis Ashore system in response to North Korean missile threats.
08/17/2017 - 05:36 AM


Four MSDF servicemen treated after helicopter flips over at Iwakuni Air Base
A Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter flipped over near the ground Thursday at an air base in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, injuring three servicemen and leaving another ...
08/17/2017 - 08:30 AM


Critics cry foul as Joshua Wong and other young Hong Kong democracy leaders get jail
A Hong Kong appeals court jailed three leaders of the Chinese-ruled city’s democracy movement for six to eight months on Thursday, dealing a blow to ...
08/17/2017 - 08:28 AM


Wild otter filmed alive in first Japan sighting since 1979
A wild otter was caught on film on Nagasaki Prefecture’s Tsushima Island in February, marking the first sighting of the mammal in Japan in 38 ...
08/17/2017 - 06:55 AM


Inpex eyes bid for Iran’s Azadegan oil project
Japan’s Inpex Corp. might participate in a tender to develop the Azadegan oil field in southwestern Iran and form a consortium with other foreign oil ...
08/17/2017 - 06:49 AM


Japan’s first Gundam Base to woo model-building fans in Odaiba
Bandai Co. is looking to tap Japan’s expanding tourism market by opening a Tokyo shop dedicated to selling, building and painting plastic models of robots ...
08/17/2017 - 06:28 AM


New U.S. ambassador William Hagerty arrives in Japan, vows strong economic and security ties
William Hagerty, new U.S. envoy, arrives in Tokyo emphasizing U.S. commitment to “ironclad” bilateral security ties in the face of North Korea’s escalating nuclear threats.
08/17/2017 - 06:27 AM


U.S. talks tough on trade deficit as talks on NAFTA revisions begin
The United States drew a hard line for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement on Wednesday, demanding major concessions aimed at slashing trade deficits ...
08/17/2017 - 06:15 AM


Philippine war on drugs and crime intensifies, with at least 58 killed in three days
At least 26 people died Wednesday night in police operations in the Philippines capital Manila, authorities said on Thursday, a second night of heavy bloodshed ...
08/17/2017 - 05:40 AM


South Korea’s Moon speaks out on wartime forced laborers’ right to seek redress from Japanese firms
President Moon Jae-in says South Koreans forced into labor during WWII have the right to seek compensation from Japanese firms despite 1965 treaty.
08/17/2017 - 05:04 AM


Reported child abuse in Japan rises to a record in fiscal 2016, adding stress to overstretched welfare workers
Juvenile consultation centers struggle to keep up as child abuse cases have spiked fivefold over the past 15 years.
08/17/2017 - 05:04 AM


Cool, soggy summer curtails leisure-based profits in Tokyo
Persistent rain and low temperatures are putting a damper on summer business at Tokyo’s leisure facilities and retailers as expectations for a hot summer rapidly ...
08/17/2017 - 05:00 AM


Working cancer patients face pay cuts, mounting medical bills, lack of awareness, study shows
Medical advances are enabling more cancer patients to return to work after treatment, but not without difficulties. Many face pay cuts and struggle to cover ...
08/17/2017 - 04:24 AM


NPO looks to set up LGBT hospitality venue during 2020 Tokyo Olympics
A Japanese nonprofit group is preparing to set up a hospitality venue for LGBT athletes and fans during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics to ...
08/17/2017 - 03:35 AM


Trump’s crisis over response to hate groups spurs talk of White House departures
U.S. President Donald Trump’s turnabout on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, has rocked his administration, leading to rising speculation that some top officials may be ...
08/17/2017 - 03:24 AM


Breakthrough reported in treating peanut allergy
Australian researchers have reported a major breakthrough in the relief of deadly peanut allergy with the discovery of a long-lasting treatment they say offers hope ...
08/17/2017 - 03:20 AM


Lowly algae key to rise of complex life, study says
For nearly 3 billion years, the evolution of life on Earth remained mostly stalled at the single-cell stage, yielding a watery world teeming with bacteria.But ...
08/17/2017 - 02:25 AM


Students outed by teachers, however well-intentioned, feel at risk in Japan
The outing of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students by teachers is on the rise in Japan, which still lacks a framework for understanding the ...
08/17/2017 - 01:12 AM


South Korea’s President Moon says no war again on Korean Peninsula, offers to reinitiate diplomacy
In an effort to jump-start diplomacy, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday he would consider sending a special envoy to North Korea for talks ...
08/17/2017 - 12:56 AM


Trump adviser Bannon open to withdrawing U.S. troops from South Korea if North freezes nuclear program
Top White House adviser Steve Bannon has said he would be open to a potential deal in which China persuaded North Korea to freeze its ...
08/17/2017 - 12:53 AM


Mourners gather to remember woman killed at violent Charlottesville rally
Mourners gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday to honor the woman who was killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a ...
08/16/2017 - 10:15 PM


Defiant Trump seen increasingly isolated after defense of white nationalists
Barely 200 days into his already chaotic presidency, Donald Trump found himself an isolated figure on Wednesday after his extraordinary defense of white nationalist protesters ...
08/16/2017 - 07:02 PM


Dodgers stage ninth-inning rally in dramatic triumph over White Sox
Yu Darvish gave up three homers in his home debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers and missed out on a chance at a ninth win.The ...
08/17/2017 - 04:38 AM


BayStars southpaw Imanaga notches 10th win of season
Shota Imanaga struck out seven over as many shutout innings as the second-year lefty picked up his 10th win of the season in the Yokohama ...
08/17/2017 - 10:07 AM


Former Notre Dame star, NBA forward Tommy Hawkins dies at 80
Tommy Hawkins, the first black basketball player to earn All-America honors at Notre Dame and who played for the Los Angeles Lakers during a 10-year ...
08/17/2017 - 07:03 AM


Padres’ Weaver retires after 12-year pitching career
Padres right-hander Jered Weaver announced his retirement before San Diego played the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.Weaver, a three-time All-Star, battled health issues since signing with ...
08/17/2017 - 06:42 AM


Japan sprinters hungry for greater success
Another medal-earning feat by the Japan men’s 4×100-meter relay team at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London was certainly an encouraging sign, and now ...
08/17/2017 - 06:41 AM


Top seeds advance on day filled with upsets
Rafael Nadal and Karolina Pliskova — the No. 1 seeds in the Western & Southern Open — advanced with straight-set wins Wednesday, while the rest ...
08/17/2017 - 05:55 AM


Ishikawa shifts focus to next season, securing PGA Tour card
Ryo Ishikawa said Wednesday that winning the season-ending Wyndham Championship is not a realistic season-ending goal.Instead, he simply wants to prepare to battle his way ...
08/17/2017 - 04:52 AM


Journeyman Hamilton gives Bambitious boost in frontcourt
The Bambitious Nara’s recent signing of Gary Hamilton signals the team’s serious commitment to winning.Vying for supremacy in the B. League’s second division will be ...
08/17/2017 - 03:16 AM


Real Madrid polishes off Barcelona sans Ronaldo, captures Spanish Super Cup
Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 to complete a 5-1 victory on aggregate in the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday, dominating its fiercest rival without the ...
08/17/2017 - 02:40 AM


Top League returns with new format
The new Japan Rugby Top League season kicks off Friday with five games being played across the country.Defending champion Suntory Sungoliath open their campaign against ...
08/17/2017 - 02:19 AM


Kuramoto connects on sayonara double as BayStars beat Dragons
Toshihiko Kuramoto doubled home the game-ending run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Yokohama BayStars came from behind to edge the Chunichi ...
08/16/2017 - 10:07 AM


Nishikori to miss remainder of season due to ruptured wrist tendon
Kei Nishikori will sit out the remainder of the season due to rupturing his right wrist tendon, his management firm said Wednesday.Nishikori, ranked ninth in ...
08/16/2017 - 09:02 AM


Hanyu makes emotional return to Yokohama rink
Two-time figure skating world champion and 2014 Sochi Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu performed an exhibition program Wednesday at a rink where he has special ...
08/16/2017 - 09:00 AM


Vissel fire manager Nelsinho
Vissel Kobe have terminated the contract of manager Nelsinho due to the side’s poor performance this season, despite having acquired former Germany striker Lukas Podolski ...
08/16/2017 - 04:22 AM


Sugita ousts Sock in Cincinnati first round
Yuichi Sugita took advantage of 43 unforced errors by Jack Sock to oust the U.S. 13th seed 7-5, 6-4 in the first round of the ...
08/16/2017 - 03:32 AM


Stanton keeps homer streak alive before Marlins cough up late lead
All eyes are on Giancarlo Stanton and he keeps delivering.Baseball’s $325 million man homered in his sixth consecutive game to give him a major league-leading ...
08/16/2017 - 03:30 AM


LeBron blasts ‘so-called President’ Trump
Speaking from his heart and for unity, LeBron James went after President Trump, calling him the “so-called president” while calling for unity in light of ...
08/16/2017 - 12:33 AM


Texans, Patriots tune up with joint practice
After missing 13 games last season following back surgery, J.J. Watt relishes any chance to compete.So Houston’s star defensive end was positively giddy on Tuesday ...
08/16/2017 - 12:10 AM


Liverpool edges closer to Champions League
Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool is far from certain of a Champions League group stage berth despite its 2-1 win at Hoffenheim on Tuesday in their ...
08/15/2017 - 10:42 PM


Sharapova granted wild-card entry into U.S. Open
Maria Sharapova was granted a wild-card invitation for the U.S. Open’s main draw on Tuesday and will take part in a Grand Slam event for ...
08/15/2017 - 10:09 PM


Hawks’ Akashi delivers crucial hits in triumph over Buffaloes
Kenji Akashi went 2-for-4 with three RBIs to help power the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks’ 5-3 win over the Orix Buffaloes on Tuesday.Akahashi drove in the ...
08/15/2017 - 10:12 AM


Reds edge Brazilian club Chapecoense on late penalty
Sentimental favorite Chapecoense lost 1-0 to the Urawa Reds after a controversially awarded penalty in Tuesday’s Suruga Bank Championship.Urawa won the penalty two minutes to ...
08/15/2017 - 09:58 AM


Mexican challenger Nery claims WBC bantamweight title with fourth-round TKO of Yamanaka
Shinsuke Yamanaka suffered his first pro defeat on Tuesday, losing his WBC bantamweight crown in a fourth-round technical knockout to Mexico’s Luis Nery.Yamanaka, making his ...
08/15/2017 - 09:56 AM


Kenya set to launch bid for 2023 world championships
Kenya is to launch a bid to host the IAAF World Athletics Championships in 2023 after successfully staging two other international competitions in the last ...
08/15/2017 - 08:59 AM


Relay team proud of 4×100 bronze
The Japan men’s 4×100-meter relay team stunned the world when it captured the silver medal at last summer’s Rio Olympics.But the team’s latest success provides ...
08/15/2017 - 05:54 AM


Murakami aiming for spot on Olympic team
Earlier this month veteran skater Daisuke Murakami competed in and won the club competition at the Philadelphia Summer International in Aston, Pennsylvania. That was good ...
08/15/2017 - 05:42 AM


Ronaldo banned for five games after pushing ref
Cristiano Ronaldo lost his cool, and now Real Madrid has lost its main man for five matches at the start of the Spanish season.Ronaldo was ...
08/15/2017 - 05:39 AM


Dentsu may not escape with summary justice
Last month, a Tokyo summary court judge ruled that advertising giant Dentsu would not get away with just paying a fine for violating the Labor ...
08/16/2017 - 04:45 AM


Re-imagining Japan? Focus on the youth
It must have been in 2007 or 2008, during my graduate studies at a business school in Helsinki, Finland. I was sitting in a classroom ...
08/16/2017 - 04:44 AM


Of guns and cutlery: Memories of the war, from the Netherlands to Japan
A chance rediscovery leads an author to reflect on the lessons to be learned from the devastation of two continents.
08/09/2017 - 10:30 AM


More Japanese may be studying abroad, but not for long
Increasing numbers of Japanese are going abroad to study, but a close look at the data reveals that looser definitions are inflating the numbers — ...
08/09/2017 - 05:20 AM


Reviving Japan’s old shopping arcades
As everyone knows, Japan has an unmanageable surplus of vacant housing. According to the latest government surveys there are more than 8 million unoccupied houses ...
08/06/2017 - 03:53 AM


Hope after the horror revealed in letters from postwar Hiroshima
Sixty years on, letters that formed the basis of Austrian writer Jungk's acclaimed account of life after the A-bomb are set to be published.
08/02/2017 - 05:35 AM


Are university teachers in Japan covered by the ‘five-year rule’?
Careful reading of laws suggests that a 10-year exception to the new rule that makes irregular workers permanent doesn't apply to college teachers.
07/30/2017 - 04:57 AM


Red tape must go if Japan is to woo seafaring visitors
Japan has no system in place for admitting small craft into its waters. As a result, pleasure boats are, across the board, treated the same ...
07/30/2017 - 04:56 AM


The Japanese ‘Tunnel Man’ of Alaska: Not quite life on Mars, but pretty out-there
With his dream of inhabiting the red planet out of reach, Kenji Yoshikawa instead sought out similar landscapes on Earth and teaches kids about Mars-style ...
07/26/2017 - 05:55 AM


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


Gift and inheritance tax reforms leave more of Japan’s foreign residents liable
A reader writes to Lifelines about Japan's recently introduced inheritance tax law, which he calls "one of the most punitive in the world."
07/23/2017 - 04:19 AM


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


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


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


Enka gives lessons in Japan’s unattainable love
You may groan and think me an oyaji, but enka songs offer great language lessons and also provide insight into how the Japanese conceive of ...
08/14/2017 - 04:40 AM


Introducing the usage of the adverbs ichiō and toriazu
How do you say, "Your report was generally well-written" in Japanese?
08/14/2017 - 04:39 AM


The 99th National High School Baseball Championship opens
After a day's delay, the 99th National High School Baseball Championship kicked off on Aug. 8.
08/14/2017 - 04:38 AM


Let’s discuss children with disabilities in schools
Takashi Ono, who has cerebral palsy, can hardly move his body or speak.
08/14/2017 - 04:37 AM


Reconstructing the Japanese house
After very successful runs in Rome and London, “The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945,” an exhibition of maquettes, photographs, plans and drawings, is ...
08/13/2017 - 06:00 AM


Taking minimalism to the next level
Ever since the release of Marie Kondo’s 2011 bible on the Japanese art of decluttering, much of the developed world has been somewhat fixated on ...
08/13/2017 - 05:59 AM


Food for thought: Government agencies are joining private initiatives to tackle the growing problem of food waste in Japan
Consumers, retailers and businesses nationwide throw away millions of tons of food each year, with waste ultimately affecting profit levels and keeping officials up at ...
08/12/2017 - 10:04 AM


Soprano Misaki Morino follows the music to Vienna
For Misaki Morino, Vienna lives up to both its names: The City of Music and The City of Dreams.
08/12/2017 - 10:00 AM


Larissa Corriveau: Cormorant fisher hooked on the small details
Name: Larissa Corriveau Age: 28 Nationality: Canadian Occupation: Assistant operations manager for Ebisuya Rickshaw Likes: Running, traveling, winter Dislikes: Idling cars, feeling tired 1. You ...
08/12/2017 - 09:58 AM


Long a hit in Kyoto, hearty ‘hamo’ eel finds home in Tokyo restaurant
The Gion Matsuri came to a close at the end of July, but there’s still time to enjoy one of the dishes most closely associated ...
08/12/2017 - 09:56 AM


Even discarded crusts can go a long way in feeding the needy
It all began with bread crusts — lots and lots of bread crusts.Tatsuya Sakamaki, owner of bread manufacturer Bongout in the Saitama city of Kawaguchi, ...
08/12/2017 - 09:54 AM


Sumikura: Creating odes to the quotidian bentō
Most visitors to Kyoto rarely venture west of the Katsura River. On the face of it, the western tract of the city of Kyoto pales ...
08/12/2017 - 09:52 AM


Kissaten Nasu: Breaking out the old-timey atmosphere
Kissaten Nasu is three separate but conjoined entities: As the name of the restaurant implies, it’s a kissaten, a traditional cafe. But it’s also a ...
08/12/2017 - 09:50 AM


Britain’s appetite for sake is showing signs of growth
Despite falling sales in Japan, sake is experiencing an increase in popularity in Britain. The popularity seems to be reflected not only in brisk local ...
08/12/2017 - 09:48 AM


Sesame seed-flavored soft cream: Designed with Instagram in mind
Harajuku has gone gaga over food designed for Instagram. Walk down Takeshita Street and you’ll probably see people snapping shots of giant, rainbow-colored cotton candy ...
08/12/2017 - 09:46 AM


Akasaka: Sublime and surreal spots in Tokyo’s government district
A diplomat friend and I enjoy lunch at the Akasaka Capital Tokyu Hotel, in the governmental hub of Tokyo. As we part, he tips me ...
08/11/2017 - 03:17 AM


J-pop duo Scott & Rivers on writing Japanese lyrics
When American musician Scott Murphy first came to Japan in 2001, he could only say a few phrases in Japanese.
08/07/2017 - 05:00 AM


Introducing よく, the adverbial form of よい and いい
How do you say, "Wash your hands properly" in Japanese?
08/07/2017 - 04:59 AM


Kagoikes arrested over alleged Moritomo Gakuen subsidy fraud
The Osaka District Public Prosecutor's Office's special investigation unit on July 31 arrested Yasunori Kagoike, 64, former chief of Moritomo Gakuen in Osaka, and his ...
08/07/2017 - 04:58 AM


Nuclear issues aren’t a problem for Hiroshima’s punk acts — politics are
“Adults are stupid,” says Shinji Okoda, who is better known in Hiroshima as “Guy,” the vocalist for hardcore punk band Origin of M and owner ...
08/17/2017 - 03:16 AM


‘Gleason’ documentary explores the spirit of a family battling ALS
In 2006, professional football player Steve Gleason made one of the most dramatic plays in NFL history when he blocked a punt that led his ...
08/17/2017 - 03:23 AM


007 lives another day: Daniel Craig tells Colbert he’ll be back as Bond
Daniel Craig’s 007-era will die another day.After months of gossip and denials, Craig on Tuesday night confirmed to Stephen Colbert on the “Late Show” that ...
08/16/2017 - 06:09 PM


Filming impossible: Cruise ankle break during stunt halts ‘Mission’ production
Production has shut down on “Mission: Impossible 6” due to star Tom Cruise’s broken ankle. Paramount Pictures said Wednesday that production will go on hiatus ...
08/16/2017 - 04:44 PM


Famed artist Yayoi Kusama to open her own Tokyo museum
Yayoi Kusama, avant-garde artist world-renowned for her obsessive polka dot and net paintings, is opening a museum in the center of Tokyo this fall, the ...
08/16/2017 - 06:12 AM


Phoenix readies for ‘unique’ Summer Sonic and some sweet sake sessions
In an age where almost every piece of historical information is available at our fingertips, Thomas Mars and Laurent Brancowitz of the French band Phoenix ...
08/16/2017 - 04:30 AM


Filmmaker Nobuhiko Obayashi devotes himself to a message of peace via the big screen
At a time when peace appears fragile, veteran film director Nobuhiko Obayashi is not wasting any moment to remind the world’s young crop of creators ...
08/16/2017 - 04:29 AM


‘Meatball Machine Kodoku’: Proud to be a bloody mess
In a career spanning three decades, Yoshihiro Nishimura has done about every job on the credit crawl — from gaffer to director. He is best ...
08/16/2017 - 04:28 AM


‘Baby Driver’: Things go fast with Baby on board
Banzai to fossil fuels! Lots of love to gas-guzzlers! That’s the basic sentiment behind “Baby Driver,” which is all screeching tires and revving engines, unfolding ...
08/16/2017 - 04:27 AM


Dealing with connectivity and isolation at the Yokohama Triennale
As Akiko Miki, one of the three curators of this year’s Yokohama Triennale, tries to wrap up a roundtable discussion titled “The Connecting World and ...
08/15/2017 - 04:25 AM


Vinyl records enjoy streaming-led rebirth in Japan after three-decade hiatus
Music on vinyl is enjoying a renaissance, with digital streaming services generating interest in records once more.Japan’s electronics and entertainment giant Sony is positioning itself ...
08/15/2017 - 02:30 AM


Swift justice: Jury takes Taylor’s side in groping lawsuit
Taylor Swift won $1 and long-awaited vindication after a jury decided that a radio host groped her during a pre-concert photo op four years ago.After ...
08/14/2017 - 07:24 PM


Stunt driver dies in motorcycle crash while filming ‘Deadpool 2’ in Vancouver
A female stunt driver has died after a motorcycle crash on a set for the movie “Deadpool 2” in downtown Vancouver, police said Monday.The driver’s ...
08/14/2017 - 04:54 PM


‘Inheritance From Mother’: Tackling the taboo of caring for elderly parents
“Mother, when are you ever going to die?” Inheritance From Mother, by Minae Mizumura.447 pages OTHER PRESS, Fiction. The question is shocking indeed. But Mitsuki ...
08/12/2017 - 09:38 AM


‘Wabi Sabi: The Art of Impermanence’: A surprisingly accessible guide to traditional Japanese aesthetics
Japan’s passion for the modern coexists with aesthetic proclivities that favor antiquity and refinement. Wabi Sabi: The Art of Impermanence, by Andrew Juniper.176 pages TUTTLE, ...
08/12/2017 - 09:36 AM


‘Last Stop Tokyo’: Foreigner fights fate in Tokyo’s terra incognita
Novels in which naive Western sojourners in Japan become drawn into a maelstrom of violence are numerous enough to deserve a genre of their own. ...
08/12/2017 - 09:34 AM


After ‘bare buttock grab,’ judge tosses DJ’s claim in Taylor Swift groping case trial
Pop star Taylor Swift on Friday won an important ruling in the trial stemming from her allegation that she was groped by a Colorado disc ...
08/12/2017 - 01:35 AM


CNN sacks commentator Jeffrey Lord after his ‘Sieg Heil!’ tweet to liberal critic
CNN cut ties Thursday with conservative commentator Jeffrey Lord after he tweeted a Nazi salute at a critic.A network representative confirmed that Lord was no ...
08/10/2017 - 08:21 PM


Regional banks’ merger dilemma
Regional banks pursuing mergers to ensure their survival should also scrutinize their operations to find areas where they can improve their performances.
08/17/2017 - 04:58 AM


China and the North Korean nuclear challenge
Japan and South Korea have managed to live for years with the reality of vulnerability to North Korea's nukes. There is no reason why the ...
08/17/2017 - 04:57 AM


For the sake of productivity, put a woman in charge
A shift from long hours to efficient, goal-oriented work is exactly the right medicine for white-collar Japan
08/17/2017 - 04:56 AM


Seven decades of confrontation
If the situation between India and Pakistan were not so tragic, it would be absurd. There is far more that unites the two countries than ...
08/16/2017 - 05:25 AM


The tragedy of India’s partition, 70 years on
The India-Pakistan border is a 70-year-old scar that will not heal.
08/16/2017 - 05:24 AM


Weathering the violence caused by climate change
As world leaders grapple with the environmental effects of climate change, they also need to confront the direct threat that it poses to global security.
08/16/2017 - 05:23 AM


After Charlottesville: If you fire a fascist, you are a fascist
It's time to overthrow the millions of little Hitlers who think that issuing a paycheck turns their employees into slaves subject to thought control.
08/15/2017 - 06:20 AM


Economy picking up speed
Without wages hikes it will be difficult to turn the economy's continuing uptrend into sustained growth.
08/15/2017 - 06:19 AM


The Democratic Party’s existential crisis
To retake the reins of power, the DP must be ready to offer voters a genuine alternative of the kind Japan hasn't seen in decades.
08/15/2017 - 06:18 AM


Time to dial down tensions on the Korean Peninsula
Despite the heightened tentions on the Korean Peninsula, the window for a political solution through dialogue has not been closed entirely.
08/15/2017 - 06:17 AM


Will the U.S. strike North Korea?
Alienating China will only serve to hinder U.S. efforts to peacefully resolve the North Korean crisis.
08/15/2017 - 06:16 AM


China’s ‘double-freeze’ con
By raising the double-freeze solution, China put the ball in America's court, and placed the onus for resolving the crisis squarely on Trump's shoulders.
08/15/2017 - 06:15 AM


A troubling 10 years after the global financial crisis
There is little to celebrate a decade after the global financial crisis.
08/14/2017 - 06:15 AM


For the U.S., Japan was the foe and China the prize
The Pacific War was a struggle between imperial powers for control of imperial possessions.
08/14/2017 - 06:14 AM


The curse of middle-aged capitalism
Young, innovative corporations dazzle while their older peers tread water; the disconnect does not bode well for the U.S. economy.
08/14/2017 - 06:13 AM


Surviving in a post-truth world
Despite the falsehoods that some politicians peddle, facts still matter.
08/13/2017 - 05:40 AM


Enhancing government accountability
A series of scandals has exposed the inadequacies of a guideline that governs the management of official documents by government ministries and agencies.
08/13/2017 - 05:39 AM


Calling the Chinese bully’s bluff in the Himalayas
The more power China has accumulated, the more it has attempted to achieve its foreign policy objectives with bluff, bluster and bullying.
08/13/2017 - 05:38 AM


The unfinished business of Indian partition
The nightmarish horrors of India's partition by the British 70 years ago on Aug. 15, 1947, cast a long shadow into the 21st century.
08/12/2017 - 09:42 AM


Respect the will of Taiwanese
The Chinese government should respect the will of Taiwan's voters on the unification issue.
08/12/2017 - 05:02 AM


Soil science can help save a hungry planet
By 2050, the world's population will approach 10 billion people. Feeding them all will require novel solutions.
08/12/2017 - 05:00 AM



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