JAXA confirms tiny robots from Hayabusa2 landed on asteroid
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency says the Minerva-II1 explorers will explore the flying space rock by hopping around it, taking advantage of its low gravity.
09/22/2018 - 09:32 AM
Social media falls in love with Naomi Osaka as tennis star sparks debate
Naomi Osaka’s women’s singles final victory at the 2018 U.S. Open on Sept. 6 excited netizens in Japan, turning the young tennis superstar into one ...
09/22/2018 - 09:58 AM
The problem with padding employment records in Japan
In August, it was reported that central government ministries and agencies, not to mention national legislative offices and local governments, have for years been fulfilling ...
09/22/2018 - 09:56 AM
60% of Japanese view idea of relocating or closing ancestral graves as positive: survey
Nearly 60 percent of the public is positive about taking action to close or relocate ancestral graves that are far from where they live, a ...
09/22/2018 - 09:55 AM
Will Don Quijote tilt its lance at the Amazon giant?
A somewhat cynical commentary attributed to the late American TV comedian Jackie Gleason goes, “Anybody who says money can’t buy happiness doesn’t know where to ...
09/22/2018 - 09:44 AM
Russian group of residents raises spirits of quake survivors in Hokkaido town
Five Russian residents of one of the disputed islands off Hokkaido visited a quake-hit town in the prefecture on Saturday to encourage the survivors.They are ...
09/22/2018 - 09:14 AM
Cafe to showcase robot waiters steered from afar by people with ALS, other debilitating diseases
A temporary cafe that will use remotely controlled robots as waiters is set to open in Tokyo’s Akasaka district in November to show how machines ...
09/22/2018 - 09:13 AM
Blood transfusions with iPS cells OK’d by Japanese health ministry
The advanced treatment is expected to give people with uncontrollable diseases a better way to increase their platelet counts at a time when blood donors ...
09/22/2018 - 09:07 AM
Abe likely to retain key ministers in Cabinet reshuffle, official says
The prime minister’s foreign, finance, trade and economy chiefs will stay, along with his party’s top executives, but followers of rival Shigeru Ishiba face the ...
09/22/2018 - 09:06 AM
Foreign Minister Taro Kono joins female foreign minister conference to highlight Abe’s stance on women’s empowerment
Foreign Minister Taro Kono found himself the only man at a photo session Friday on the first day of a two-day meeting of female foreign ...
09/22/2018 - 07:38 AM
Japanese publisher says stories in Shincho 45 magazine expressed ‘aberrant prejudice’ against LGBT community
The president of a publishing company has confirmed there were troublesome opinions expressed in articles that ran in a monthly magazine that supported a national ...
09/22/2018 - 03:47 AM
Fearing auto tariffs, Japan to cave on Trump’s demands for bilateral trade talks
Auto exports are crucial to Japan’s economy, but the Abe administration views a reduction to its main ally as inevitable, though it still wants the ...
09/22/2018 - 03:09 AM
White House optimistic on Chinese trade issues
The United States is optimistic about finding a way forward in its trade dispute with China, but it does not have a date scheduled for ...
09/22/2018 - 02:29 AM
Trump tweet stomps on Republicans’ cautious strategy over alleged rape attempt by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh
Republicans have been trying, with some success, not to blame the accuser in the high-stakes he-said-she-said roiling the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. They ...
09/22/2018 - 01:38 AM
Trump holds on to diplomatic ‘success’ with North Korea
More than a year after President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with “fire and fury like the world has never seen,” the US leader now boasts ...
09/22/2018 - 12:29 AM
Trump delays release of Russia probe documents after Justice Department, U.S. allies raise security concerns
President Donald Trump on Friday delayed his own order to declassify and release documents from the FBI’s Russia investigation, saying the Justice Department and U.S. ...
09/21/2018 - 11:26 PM
U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly considered secretly taping Trump
U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump last year amid law enforcement concerns about chaos in the White House, according ...
09/21/2018 - 11:23 PM
May says Brexit talks have hit impasse, calling on EU to produce alternative plans
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday the European Union must come up with an alternative to her Brexit proposals, saying talks had reached ...
09/21/2018 - 09:44 AM
Education ministry’s top bureaucrat Kazuo Todani quits amid bribery scandals
Todani steps down to take the blame for bribery scandals that embroiled two senior officials.
09/21/2018 - 05:48 AM
LDP election exposes huge gap between Diet members, frustrated rank and file
Despite a convincing win among Diet members, the prime minister barely beat rival Shigeru Ishiba in votes distributed to the party’s regional members.
09/21/2018 - 05:41 AM
French judge orders far-right leader Le Pen to undergo psychiatric tests over IS tweets
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen expressed outrage Thursday after being ordered to undergo psychiatric tests for tweeting pictures of atrocities committed by the Islamic ...
09/21/2018 - 05:27 AM
Tokyo to subsidize hotel discounts in Hokkaido to help tourism recover from quake
Plan supported by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe follows similar moves following disasters in other parts of the country.
09/21/2018 - 05:09 AM
Kansai airport bounces back from typhoon but Kobe, Itami likely to help out anyway
Passengers were happy that the main international gateway to western Japan was all but back to normal more quickly than expected.
09/21/2018 - 05:06 AM
Hakuho wins record 41st title
Yokozuna Hakuho made history twice at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday, claiming a record 41st Emperor’s Cup with his 1,000th victory in the ...
09/22/2018 - 06:01 AM
Unbeaten Wild Knights pounce on Jubilo
Panasonic Wild Knights on Saturday signaled their intentions to bring the Japan Rugby Top League trophy back to their clubhouse in Ota, Gunma Prefecture, as ...
09/22/2018 - 10:01 AM
Ryukyu delivers impressive defensive effort against Nagoya in The Terrific 12 semifinals
The Ryukyu Golden Kings jumped out to a big lead in the first quarter and played stellar defense against the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins throughout the ...
09/22/2018 - 09:10 AM
Reysol, Sagan play to 1-1 draw
Two teams arrived at Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium in desperate need of a win on Saturday afternoon, and neither found what they were looking for ...
09/22/2018 - 08:54 AM
Giants ace Tomoyuki Sugano tosses sixth shutout of season
Right-hander Tomoyuki Sugano pitched his sixth shutout of the season as the third-place Yomiuri Giants beat the second-place Tokyo Yakult Swallows 5-0 in the Central ...
09/22/2018 - 07:21 AM
Sumo 101: Senshuraku
The last day of a sumo tournament is called senshuraku and it’s packed with all kinds of ceremonies and events not seen over the preceding ...
09/22/2018 - 06:26 AM
Naomi Osaka cruises into Pan Pacific Open final
Naomi Osaka had punched her ticket for the Toray Pan Pacific Open final and fielded questions from the media about 10 minutes. Now, she had ...
09/22/2018 - 05:36 AM
Abe siblings capture gold medals on same day at world championships
Uta Abe won her first World Judo Championships gold medal on Friday, while her brother Hifumi defended his men’s under-66 kg title.Abe beat compatriot and ...
09/22/2018 - 05:07 AM
Kei Nishikori reaches Moselle Open semifinals
Kei Nishikori set himself up for a semifinal clash with qualifier Matthias Bachinger of Germany after a hard-fought 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 quarterfinal victory at the ...
09/22/2018 - 04:44 AM
Struggling Rangers fire Jeff Banister, name Don Wakamatsu interim manager
The Texas Rangers fired manager Jeff Banister on Friday after the team stumbled to its first consecutive losing records in 10 years following AL West ...
09/22/2018 - 04:43 AM
Deontay Wilder to face Tyson Fury in heavyweight title defense
Britain’s Tyson Fury will challenge Deontay Wilder for the American’s WBC heavyweight crown on Dec. 1, a statement said Friday.The Los Angeles Times reported that ...
09/22/2018 - 04:41 AM
Tiger Woods, Justin Rose share lead at Tour Championship after two rounds
For thousands of fans crammed into every corner of East Lake, it looked as though Tiger Woods was closer than ever to capping off this ...
09/22/2018 - 04:41 AM
Astros clinch playoff berth
Yuli Gurriel hit a grand slam and a two-run homer on his way to a career-high seven RBIs, and the Houston Astros clinched a postseason ...
09/22/2018 - 03:58 AM
Yuzuru Hanyu in first place after short program at Autumn Classic International
Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu seized the lead with a fluid skate in the short program on Friday at the Autumn Classic International.Taking part in ...
09/21/2018 - 11:12 PM
Relegation-threatened Gamba earn vital points by beating S-Pulse
Hwang Ui-jo was credited with one goal and caused another to pull Gamba, at least temporarily, out of the relegation zone with a 2-1 away ...
09/21/2018 - 09:57 AM
Bryce Hegarty’s late penalties carry Black Rams past Eagles in Top League clash
The Ricoh Black Rams picked up their third win of the Japan Rugby Top League season Friday night, beating the Canon Eagles 21-17 at Prince ...
09/21/2018 - 09:55 AM
BayStars rookie Masaya Kyoyama delivers dynamic outing on mound against Dragons
Rookie right-hander Masaya Kyoyama pitched 8-2/3 strong innings and Masayuki Kuwahara scored the go-ahead run on a second-inning home run in the Yokohama BayStars’ 9-1 ...
09/21/2018 - 09:35 AM
Naomi Osaka rolls into Toray Pan Pacific Open semis
Naomi Osaka booked her ticket to the Toray Pan Pacific Open semifinals with a straight-sets win against Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic on Friday.Having ...
09/21/2018 - 06:09 AM
Billie Jean King, partner join Dodgers ownership group
Billie Jean King and partner Ilana Kloss have joined the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership group.The Dodgers made the announcement Thursday. The tennis great said Dodgers ...
09/21/2018 - 06:06 AM
Hakuho improves to 13-0
Hakuho overpowered fellow yokozuna Kisenosato in a marquee showdown on Friday and remains undefeated after 13 straight days at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.In their ...
09/21/2018 - 05:43 AM
Naohisa Takato defends under-60 kg title at world championships
Naohisa Takato earned his second straight gold medal and Funa Tonaki picked up a silver to boost Japan into an early lead at the World ...
09/21/2018 - 05:17 AM
WADA reinstates Russia despite wave of protests
The World Anti-Doping Agency reinstated Russia on Thursday despite a wave of protests, ending the nearly three-year suspension of the country’s drug-testing program because of ...
09/21/2018 - 05:16 AM
Red Sox rout Yankees, clinch AL East crown for third straight year
Sitting on Alex Cora’s desk in the visiting manager’s office at Yankee Stadium were two bottles of chilled champagne and a handwritten note congratulating him.After ...
09/21/2018 - 05:15 AM
Arsenal, Chelsea post Europa League victories
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice as Arsenal defeated Ukraine’s Vorskla Poltava 4-2 in the Europa League on Thursday, while in-form Chelsea began its campaign with a ...
09/21/2018 - 05:14 AM
Baker Mayfield outduels Sam Darnold as Browns nab first win since 2016
Just as in the NFL Draft, Sam Darnold finished behind Baker Mayfield.Darnold lost an unexpected duel with Mayfield on Thursday night as Cleveland’s rookie quarterback ...
09/21/2018 - 04:35 AM
Tiger Woods returns to Tour Championship with share of lead
The crowd at East Lake was larger and louder than it has been in five years, which was the last time Tiger Woods was at ...
09/21/2018 - 01:04 AM
World Rugby advises teams and supporters to cover up tattoos at World Cup in Japan
World Rugby has advised both players and supporters to cover up tattoos during the 2019 Rugby World Cup to avoid causing offense to their hosts.In ...
09/21/2018 - 12:40 AM
Wakaba Higuchi fourth after short program at Autumn Classic
World silver medalist Wakaba Higuchi sits in fourth place after the women’s short program on Thursday at the Autumn Classic International, an ISU Challenger Series ...
09/20/2018 - 11:38 PM
Warning to Naomi Osaka: Playing for Japan can seriously shorten your career
Naomi Osaka's decision to represent the country she left at the age of 3 may be good for her bottom line but not necessarily her ...
09/19/2018 - 06:20 AM
What does Japan’s Nationality Act really mean for its dual citizens?
Given the present "don't ask, don't tell" attitude of the Justice Ministry, it would be highly unusual if Naomi Osaka was forced to relinquish her ...
09/19/2018 - 06:19 AM
To black up or not to black up for ‘Othello,’ that is the question
As a Tokyo theater offers another Othello in blackface, Baye McNeil argues that breaking out the shoe polish is the laziest yet most problematic option.
09/16/2018 - 04:45 AM
Bilingual project aims to be a springboard to women’s empowerment in Japan
A new bilingual program aims to cross language and cultural barriers and help all women move ahead in their professional and personal lives — sharing ...
09/16/2018 - 04:44 AM
It’s my time: a black cat named Morty
Morty is a free spirit, the kind of cat that, if he were a kid, would probably be in trouble at school a lot. He'd ...
09/16/2018 - 04:43 AM
This Tokyo Scout’s been there, done that, got all the merit badges — and more
Thanks to a rule change, Japan resident Austin Koslow is possibly the most decorated Scout ever in the U.S. branch of the movement.
09/12/2018 - 07:35 AM
More than a century on, Baden-Powell’s Scouts span 169 nations, including Japan
Those in Japan wishing to join the movement can take their pick between the Scout Association of Japan and the Boy Scouts of America.
09/12/2018 - 07:34 AM
Forever sunshine: A golden retriever named Summer
True to her name, this girl glows with warmth. In addition to being gorgeous, she's brimming with affection and loves people.
09/12/2018 - 07:33 AM
Dog tale bites judge: His tweets muzzled, Japan’s ‘Judge White Briefs’ faces his own trial
Disciplinary hearings for outspoken jurist over a dog-dumping story can only damage Japan's judiciary.
09/05/2018 - 06:00 AM
Views From Tokyo: What do you think about Mio Sugita’s remark that LGBT people are ‘unproductive’?
People in the Japanese capital were asked for their thoughts on the position of the LGBT community in Japnese society, in the wake of a ...
09/05/2018 - 05:59 AM
Japan according to Don Maloney: Still amusing and relevant, mostly, 40 years on
Irreverent accounts of an American businessman in the 1970s in Tokyo hold up surprisingly well today.
09/02/2018 - 04:15 AM
Don Maloney’s ‘Never the Twain…?’ Japan Times column: some choice cuts from the 1970s
Some excerpts from Don Maloney's "Japan: It's not all Raw Fish" (1975) and "Son of Raw Fish" (1977) collections of Japan Times columns.
09/02/2018 - 04:14 AM
Glam girl: a white cat named Sarah
Sarah has a lot going for her. In addition to her beauty, she's full of energy, bubbly, vivacious, loves toys, people and chasing things.
09/02/2018 - 04:13 AM
Wanting to make a difference, Bolivia-born Noemi Inoue turned Japanese and entered politics
Shocked by gender inequality and wanting to do something about it, Noemi Inoue decided to naturalize and stand for her local council.
08/29/2018 - 06:00 AM
In Japan, the most important rule for language translation is often broken
As Japan continues to court more foreign tourists, the nation must learn to respect foreign languages as much as its own.
08/29/2018 - 05:59 AM
TELL climb of Tokyo Tower aims to start dialogue on suicide prevention
While the Tokyo English Life Line was established in 1973 to help the city’s international community, TELL’s services have come to benefit people across the ...
08/28/2018 - 05:31 AM
Tokyo Medical University scandal is a throwback to when discrimination against women was the norm
Listening to the excuses being given for discrimination today, it's almost as if 1985's Equal Opportunity Act never happened.
08/26/2018 - 07:00 AM
For Tohru Nakamura, fusion is in the blood, not just the food
At Geisels Werneckhof in Munich, Tohru Nakamura — whose father is from Japan and mother is from Germany — displays his bicultural heritage to winning ...
09/22/2018 - 09:57 AM
Patrick Behuhuma: Looking to the future of Africa and Japan
A love of samurai movies brought business analyst Behumuma to Japan, but a love of Africa and promoting its culture has kept him here.
09/22/2018 - 09:55 AM
Yuichiro Hori: Designing a new life in China
An early designing post in Shanghai leads to a full-time business move
09/22/2018 - 09:54 AM
Kouki Watanabe: Sparks fly between son and father
Run by father-and-son duo Toshihiro and Kouki Watanabe, Taihou remains a cozy, unfussy, family-run restaurant rooted in Kyoto's Nijo district. But that modesty can't hide ...
09/22/2018 - 09:50 AM
Making the case for heirloom farming
Hidehito Komaki pulls a dried pod from the flowering stem of a cabbage plant and carefully splits it. Both sides are lined with tiny brown ...
09/22/2018 - 09:48 AM
Trick or treat(ment): Q-Pot’s Obake-chan QQ Medical Treatment Plate is sweet, tart and cute
Q-Pot Cafe in Omotesando ushers in the Halloween season with a host of spooky treats.
09/22/2018 - 09:46 AM
The sky’s no limit for far-flung motorbike touring in Hokkaido
Two humans, one motorcycle and seven days of travel on Hokkaido's open roads.
09/21/2018 - 06:34 AM
When stumped in Japanese, go where stumped Japanese go
Reading Japanese explanations of Japanese grammar patterns is a surefire way to improve your reading ability and to make sure you're getting unadulterated content.
09/17/2018 - 04:10 AM
Let’s discuss damage to Kansai airport
After Kansai International Airport was flooded by a typhoon, the central government and the region proposes temporarily routing some flights to other Kansai airports.
09/17/2018 - 04:08 AM
‘Avatar robot’ cafe opens up new job opportunities to ALS patients
This November, a cafe will open in Akasaka, Tokyo, where customers will be served by "avatar robots" controlled remotely by severely handicapped employees.
09/17/2018 - 04:08 AM
Living and working — choosing the right verb in Japanese
Introducing the differences between the verbs "sumu" and "kurasu," as well as "tsutomeru" and "hataraku"
09/17/2018 - 04:05 AM
Hands-on diplomacy reveals charms of Nicaragua
Located on the ninth floor of a nondescript commercial building in Nishi-Azabu, and identifiable only because of a row of United Nations-like flags outside, the ...
09/16/2018 - 08:19 PM
Dealing with disaster in Japan
It's been a tough month for Japan. First the biggest typhoon in 25 years blew through the western region, then a major earthquake in Hokkaido ...
09/16/2018 - 05:55 AM
Free the kids from the concrete jungle
Tokyo may be one of the most populous cities in the world, but it is also just a few hours by train from family friendly ...
09/16/2018 - 05:54 AM
Size inclusivity celebrated at alternative fashion week
To woots and cheers from the crowd, women with bodies not often seen on fashion runways strutted with smiles on their faces wearing pieces from ...
09/16/2018 - 05:53 AM
Ensuring Tokyo Bay is fit for swimming ahead of the 2020 Olympics
If you squint your eyes, it almost looks like Club Med: an expanse of blue sea, a stretch of beach, white tents and umbrellas on ...
09/15/2018 - 10:00 AM
Naoko Mori: From ‘Miss Saigon’ to ‘Doctor Who’
An upbringing outside of Japan led Naoko Mori, then a teenager, to pursue varied career in acting
09/15/2018 - 09:54 AM
Potato korokke: Deep-fried, delicious and easy to make
Whether you call them croquettes, krokets, or korokke, this classic, easy-to-make deep-fried potato dish can be dressed up with a variety of fillings and sauces.
09/15/2018 - 09:52 AM
Tandoor Bar Kamalpur: Comfortable as your local izakaya
No prizes for guessing what’s on the menu at Tandoor Bar Kamalpur. The familiar, beguiling aromas that greet your nostrils as you arrive are much ...
09/15/2018 - 09:50 AM
Kerala no Kaze II: South Indian specials with a Japanese touch
“Tiffin” and “meals.” “Uppma,” “vada“ and “idli.” The vocabulary of South Indian cuisine conjures up images of spices, swaying palm trees and fragrant ocean breezes. ...
09/15/2018 - 09:48 AM
‘Ramblin’ Man’ singer Dickey Betts critical but stable after falling while playing with dog in Florida
Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts is in “critical but stable” condition after slipping and cracking his head while playing with the family dog in ...
09/20/2018 - 08:03 PM
Haruki Murakami’s ‘Underground’ still holds chilling lessons about Japan
Haruki Murakami's sole foray into journalism, "Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche," celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. What lessons does it ...
09/22/2018 - 09:38 AM
‘The Journey’: Jiro Osaragi depicts a society coming to grips with defeat and occupation
Jiro Osaragi's "The Journey" is an intriguing literary and psychological depiction of a society coming to grips with the aftermath of defeat and occupation.
09/22/2018 - 09:36 AM
There’s a story for every taste in ‘Speculative Japan 4’
"Speculative Japan 4" is the latest in Kumamoto-based Kurodahan Press' mission to bring the best of Japanese science fiction and fantasy to the English-speaking world.
09/22/2018 - 09:34 AM
Golden oldies: A Saitama theater festival for elderly actors welcomes seniors from around the world
Renowned theater director Yukio Ninagawa broke new ground when he launched Saitama Gold Theater in 2006. Instead of seasoned actors, he filled his troupe with ...
09/20/2018 - 03:11 AM
Kyoto gears up for a film festival — rain or shine
It may be a spring chicken compared to its film festival siblings in Tokyo, Yamagata and elsewhere, but the Kyoto International Film and Art Festival ...
09/20/2018 - 02:12 AM
U2’s Bono saw ‘pain’ on pope’s face over clergy sex abuse scandals
U2 front man Bono said he could see the pain on Pope Francis’s face on Wednesday when he told him “it looks to some people ...
09/19/2018 - 05:30 PM
In defense of difference: Hikaru Toda’s ‘Of Love & Law’ showcases the efforts of two lawyers fighting discrimination in Japan
For all its many attractions as a place to live, Japan can be unforgiving for anyone who’s perceived as different.There’s a phrase that comes up ...
09/19/2018 - 05:10 AM
‘The Hungry Lion’: A nuanced account of the social media nightmare we all fear
Teenagers take chances that, to the adults in their lives, are sheer idiocy (as I know first-hand from both sides of the teenager-adult divide). These ...
09/19/2018 - 05:09 AM
‘In Pursuit of Silence’: A documentary looks at what it’ll take to finally get some peace and quiet
The 1964 tune “The Sound of Silence” by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel is a bona fide classic, but it never really identifies just what ...
09/19/2018 - 05:08 AM
Julie Chen leaves CBS show ‘The Talk’ in taped message after husband Leslie Moonves is ousted
Julie Chen has left the cast of the CBS daytime show “The Talk” a week after her husband, CBS Corp. boss Leslie Moonves, was ousted ...
09/18/2018 - 05:31 PM
Japan and China: Forging ties in the electronic underground
WWWβ — a subterranean space under Shibuya’s WWW and WWWX venues dedicated to “club alternative” — is a frequent stop for DJs and producers at ...
09/18/2018 - 07:41 AM
The art of architecture and photography
The current exhibition at Archi-Depot, "A Gaze into Architecture: Phases of Contemporary Photography and Architecture" features the work of 13 artists, of whom more than ...
09/18/2018 - 07:40 AM
‘Carl Larsson and His Home: Art of the Swedish Lifestyle’
Sept. 22-Dec. 24After moving to the Lilla Hyttnas house in the Swedish countryside of Dalarna county, an area that still harbors a traditional lifestyle, the ...
09/18/2018 - 07:39 AM
‘Masanori Ikeda Portrait Project 2012-2018 “Inase na Tokyo”‘
Sept. 22-Oct. 14Masanori Ikeda began presenting his work at Dragged Out Studio, a gallery he managed himself in 1999, and later became known for his ...
09/18/2018 - 07:38 AM
‘Beauty in the Yumeji Style’
Sept. 26-Dec. 16The bijinga (portraits of beautiful women) by Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934) portrayed women in such a distinctive manner that it became known as “Yumeji ...
09/18/2018 - 07:37 AM
Ayyy! Henry Winkler, TV’s ‘the Fonz,’ wins Emmy 42 years after first nomination
Henry Winkler won the first Emmy of his career on Monday, more than four decades after he was first nominated for his role as The ...
09/18/2018 - 04:49 AM
‘Saturday Night Live,’ politics, diversity could rule at Emmys
There are critical points about the 70th Emmy Awards to keep in mind, starting with this: The ceremony airs Monday.Typically held on a Sunday, it ...
09/16/2018 - 07:45 PM
Tourism and rising land prices
Local efforts to attract tourists is a great way to reinvigorate local economies and shore up land prices.
09/22/2018 - 05:02 AM
Trump is just a symptom of America’s illness
Trump isn't a root cause of American crisis. He is a symptom of pre-existing conditions.
09/22/2018 - 05:00 AM
Progress, perhaps, in Pyongyang
The leaders of the two Koreas moved forward on a number of fronts at their summit this week — but the issue of the North's ...
09/21/2018 - 07:20 AM
Why Japan’s first submarine visit to Vietnam matters
While the move may appear routine, its significance is unmistakable.
09/21/2018 - 07:14 AM
Clear strategy needed for inviting foreign labor
Japan's gradual approach to welcoming unskilled labor from abroad helps ensure the maintenance of social harmony.
09/21/2018 - 07:14 AM
Now Abe must set his priorities
The prime minister has made revising the Constitution by 2020 a goal for his third term as LDP president, but most party members and their ...
09/20/2018 - 05:48 AM
Adapting to the fourth industrial revolution
Now is the time for launching open discussions in earnest on how to wisely adapt to the disruption that the fourth industrial revolution is expected ...
09/20/2018 - 05:47 AM
Kofi Annan was the United Nations
The world should continue to heed the former secretary-general's voice of grace and reason, of morality and solidarity.
09/20/2018 - 05:46 AM
Beef up disaster defense for key infrastructure
The government and operators of key infrastructure must brace for worst-case scenarios that defy the experiences of past disasters.
09/19/2018 - 06:20 AM
Climate change: A race against time
Utilizing Japan's superior technology and expertise in clean energy, we must step up to take a lead in the global fight to save the Earth.
09/19/2018 - 06:19 AM
Abe should strike while the iron’s hot on revising Article 9
At the height of his political power, now is an opportune time for Abe to attempt constitutional revision.
09/19/2018 - 06:18 AM
Putin’s unacceptable peace treaty condition
The Russian president set a precondition Japan can't accept when he offered to negotiate a peace treaty before reaching a settlement on the Northern Territories.
09/18/2018 - 06:45 AM
U.S. puts squeeze on Palestinians
The U.S. believes that it can force the Palestinians to make a deal. History suggests that it will be proven spectacularly wrong.
09/18/2018 - 06:44 AM
Bullying the Palestinians is no way to make a deal
Successful negotiations will require a nuanced approach that respects the sensibilities and aspirations of the Palestinian people.
09/18/2018 - 06:43 AM
Has Putin’s popularity bubble burst?
The strongman's approval rating is dropping as Russians worry more about their futures.
09/18/2018 - 06:42 AM
Legacies of the financial crisis
We can no longer rule out the possibility of another great depression.
09/18/2018 - 06:41 AM
The trial of the century
A group of young Americans are suing the U.S. government for the right to have a livable planet.
09/18/2018 - 06:40 AM
Reviewing the ‘hometown tax donation’ system
The hometown tax donation system should be promoted as a mechanism to enable people to support the municipalities that they really want to help.
09/17/2018 - 04:30 AM
China expands its control in South China Sea
Chinese territorial and maritime revisionism has made the South China Sea the world's most critical hotspot.
09/17/2018 - 04:29 AM
Global warming’s paper trail
Despite findings linking fossil fuels to ecological damage and global warming, big oil companies kept their data secret, and then lied about it, potentially dooming ...
09/17/2018 - 04:28 AM
Education in the age of automation
The outcome of the race between technology and education will determine whether the opportunities presented by major innovations are seized, and whether the benefits of ...
09/17/2018 - 04:27 AM
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