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In sworn testimony, Kagoike says he got ¥1 million in envelope during Akie Abe’s visit The head of Moritomo Gakuen tells the Diet in sworn testimony he got a ¥1 million donation from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to fund his ...... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:46:00 +0900

Trump gives House ultimatum: Vote for GOP health bill or Obamacare stays Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave “Obamacare” in place and ...... Pubdate: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:40:27 +0900

Scientists say cancers may be caused by unavoidable ‘typos’ in DNA despite prevention efforts Cancer patients often wonder “why me?” Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much ...... Pubdate: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:55:25 +0900

Tepco robot failed to capture images of melted fuel in reactor 1 Tokyo Electric said Thursday that it failed to get any photos of potential fuel debris during a five-day probe of the primary containment vessel at ...... Pubdate: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:45:12 +0900

Islamic State takes questionable credit as U.K.-born London attacker is ID’d, eight held for terrorism Authorities on Thursday identified a 52-year-old Briton as the man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament, saying he had ...... Pubdate: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:29:56 +0900

Carrier pilot talks of crowded skies over Islamic State areas, drone risks, efforts to minimize civilian casualties The crowded skies over Islamic State-held territory have complicated U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the extremists, though military planners are working to keep fliers safe, an American ...... Pubdate: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:44:38 +0900

Kagoike links Osaka governor, Diet members to widening land scandal, says employees knew about alleged Abe donation Osaka Gov. Ichiro Matsui and three current and former Osaka Diet members were named by Moritomo Gakuen head Yasunori Kagoike on Thursday as being involved ...... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:50:47 +0900

South Korea conducted maritime surveys near disputed islets in 2016 South Korea conducted maritime surveys last year near a group of islets at the center of a territorial dispute with Japan for the first time ...... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:13:04 +0900

Suicides drop to 21,897 but remain high The health ministry reports that suicides dropped to 21,897 last year, the lowest tally since 1994 and the seventh consecutive annual drop.... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:09:02 +0900

South Korea raises Sewol ferry nearly three years after more than 300 died when it sank in storm The South Korean ferry Sewol was raised on Thursday, nearly three years after it capsized and sank in violent seas off the southwestern coast, in ...... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:01:04 +0900

Tokyo to build English-language immersion facility for kids in 2018 The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announces it will construct a language immersion facility in 2018 to improve the ability of children to communicate in English.... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:06:24 +0900

Holiday loophole allows employers to circumvent overtime limits Despite a karoshi-fighting agreement that caps overtime at 720 hours per year, an apparent loophole lets that rise to 960 hours, if employees work holidays.... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:32:02 +0900

Smaller firms in Japan expand roles in overseas assistance Smaller firms in Japan are playing a more active role in the country’s overseas development assistance, offering their expertise to local partners with help from ...... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:05:20 +0900

Toshiba says Westinghouse board to decide on bankruptcy Toshiba Corp. said the board of its nuclear unit Westinghouse will decide whether to file for bankruptcy, suggesting that is one option under consideration as ...... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:06:24 +0900

Trump team’s communications may have been monitored, says House committee chairman Private communications of Donald Trump and his presidential transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets and improperly distributed ...... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:22:57 +0900

U.S. trounces Puerto Rico to capture first WBC crown It will take time to determine whether the United States’ first World Baseball Classic title was the spark needed to ignite greater interest in the ...... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:19:06 +0900

Leyland motivated Team USA on way to WBC victory This, Jim Leyland insisted, was it. After leading the United States to its first World Baseball Classic title on Wednesday night, Leyland said the triumph ...... Pubdate: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:41:51 +0900

Kubo stars as Japan beat UAE in World Cup qualifier Yuya Kubo opened his national team account and Yasuyuki Konno marked his return from the international wilderness with a goal as Japan beat United Arab ...... Pubdate: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:56:42 +0900

Unbeaten Kisenosato holds off Arawashi for 12th win Yokozuna Kisenosato stretched his winning streak to 12 at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, with ozeki Terunofuji emerging as the only wrestler to ...... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:57:39 +0900

Westbrook, Thunder trample over 76ers Add another first for Russell Westbrook — a triple-double without missing a shot. Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season with 18 points, 11 ...... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:37:17 +0900

Ladd lifts Islanders over Rangers After getting off to a slow start, the New York Islanders rallied with a strong third period to get a big win in their playoff ...... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:53:22 +0900

Tanihara stuns Spieth in WGC Match Play Debutant Hideto Tanihara, currently 60th in the world rankings, defeated American world No. 6 Jordan Spieth 4 and 2 on the first day of the ...... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:26:25 +0900

Defense, determination fuel Shimane’s success, second-flight title hopes With an eye on promotion to the first division for the 2017-18 season, the Shimane Susanoo Magic have excelled with a unified focus throughout the ...... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:31:54 +0900

Germany’s Podolski produces storybook finish with lone goal in final match of international career Lukas Podolski signed off his Germany career in style on Wednesday smashing home the winning goal with his trusty left boot to seal a 1-0 ...... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:23:04 +0900

Baseball lifer Dallas Green, who piloted Phillies to 1980 title, dies at 82 As a big league pitcher, Dallas Green was pretty mediocre. “I was a 20-game winner,” he would joke, “it just took me five years to ...... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:02:53 +0900

Halilhodzic looking for team leaders to fill Hasebe gap against UAE Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic is confident his players can overcome the loss of captain Makoto Hasebe for Thursday’s vital World Cup qualifier away to the ...... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:19:37 +0900

Takayasu’s loss hands Kisenosato sole lead at Spring Basho Yokozuna Kakuryu handed surprising sekiwake Takayasu his first loss on Wednesday, the 11th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, while yokozuna Kisenosato remained unbeaten. ...... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:07:43 +0900

Japan falls to U.S. in World Baseball Classic semifinal For six games, Samurai Japan came up with the big hit or made the important play. But in the crucial stanza of their seventh game ...... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:12:42 +0900

Japan playing for high stakes in World Cup double-header Only one point separates the top four teams at the halfway stage of Japan’s final qualifying group for the 2018 World Cup, and the coming ...... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:48:22 +0900

Puerto Rico’s blond ambition at WBC unites nation Pharmacies and beauty stores across Puerto Rico are running out of hair dye as a growing number of men go blond in support of the ...... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:28:24 +0900

Panthers’ Newton to have shoulder surgery Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s offseason “sabbatical” is going to be a little longer than expected. Newton will undergo surgery on March 30 to repair a ...... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:27:17 +0900

Wenger denies he has been offered PSG job Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied he has been offered a two-year deal to become coach at Paris Saint-Germain. Speaking to Beinsports channel, the Frenchman ...... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:18:23 +0900

Leicester’s Vardy says he receives death threats Jamie Vardy has gone from Premier League champion to a target of hatred. The Leicester striker said he has received death threats amid the bitter ...... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:32:30 +0900

Captain Hasebe to skip World Cup qualifiers due to knee injury Japan captain Makoto Hasebe said Monday he will fly home for further tests after a right knee injury forced him to withdraw from the national ...... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:09:29 +0900

Hall of Famer Sayers has dementia Relatives of Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers say the Chicago Bears legend has been diagnosed with dementia. His wife, Ardythe Sayers, tells The ...... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:28:00 +0900

Tagonoura stablemates leading chase for title New yokozuna Kisenosato improved to 10-0 on Tuesday, the 10th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, to retain his share of the lead with ...... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:10:29 +0900

Author returns to China civil war siege that haunts her, still seeking honor for its dead Scarred by her childhood ordeal in Changchun, Homare Endo channeled her energies into helping Chinese students in Japan.... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:25:28 +0900

Views from Osaka: Would you agree that Japanese society is built upon politeness and hospitality? Robert Kodama asked passers-by in Japan's mercantile capital about two traits often mentioned in the same breath as "Japanese people."... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:24:56 +0900

Black Women in Japan group gears up for its first big bash Back in the summer of 2015, I did a series of articles where I profiled black women married to Japanese men, discussing the highs and ...... Pubdate: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:20:58 +0900

Hiring a lawyer in Japan, and what to do if it all goes wrong A Lifelines reader writes in about the negative experience he had with a lawyer in Japan.... Pubdate: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:19:31 +0900

‘Take me in,’ she said: a cat named Futen Normally, cats and dogs are brought to ARK or are rescued by the group. Futen, however, suddenly appeared on the doorstep of an ARK staff ...... Pubdate: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:18:26 +0900

Finding a family in Japan’s foreign drag scene Western drag queens living in Tokyo, Kansai and Nagoya discuss the differences between the scene in Japan and back home.... Pubdate: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:50:48 +0900

Who gains from corporate governance in Japan? Perhaps managers need to channel the spooky kid from "The Sixth Sense" and start seeing shareholders everywhere, because that is probably closest to social reality ...... Pubdate: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 16:50:33 +0900

Seeing Ainu as they want to be seen Portrait project on show in Tokyo is the result of months spent living as part of Hokkaido village community.... Pubdate: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 16:49:22 +0900

Cuddle me quick: a dog named Tucker Seven-month-old Tucker is one of two siblings who came to ARK as strays. Now, he and his brother are looking for a roomy home, either ...... Pubdate: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 16:48:57 +0900

New Zealander is on a mission to turn Japan green, one balcony at a time Quakes of 2011 in Christchurch and Tohoku put Kiwi on the path to self-reliance and sustainability.... Pubdate: Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:20:44 +0900

Literary partnership behind ‘Tokyo Nights’ cut tragically short, but the story goes on English teachers Jim Hickey and Douglas Forrester were offered a two-book deal in early 2016. But within weeks, Forrester was diagnosed with a brain tumor.... Pubdate: Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:19:56 +0900

Government of Japan, survey thyself Something landmark happened late last year. Japan’s government undertook a nationwide survey of discrimination toward Japan’s long-term non-Japanese (NJ) residents. The Foreign Residents Survey (FRS), ...... Pubdate: Sun, 05 Mar 2017 16:55:39 +0900

What’s a visitor with a food allergy to do in Japan? A selection of foreign nationals coping with food allergies in Japan offer tips for visitors to Japan facing the same challenges.... Pubdate: Sun, 05 Mar 2017 16:54:53 +0900

Spick and span: Cats find a home in Kyoto — and keep it clean Kinomi and Konoha were featured here in 2015. Since then, the two have been lucky enough to find a home in Kyoto.... Pubdate: Sun, 05 Mar 2017 16:53:02 +0900

Will we ever see no obstacles in our way? Infrastructure in Japan is up to world standards in most areas, and in terms of public transportation it often surpasses those standards — but there’s ...... Pubdate: Sat, 04 Mar 2017 23:00:32 +0900

Building a family with a difference: American couple in Japan explain decision to adopt child with disabilities Confronted with hard questions about why they felt the need to adopt, the O'Briens chose to raise Sam, a child with Down syndrome.... Pubdate: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 19:40:57 +0900

‘Barrier-free’ tour of Tokyo offers a vision of what could be A guided tour of Shibuya Ward with wheelchair users brings home how much still needs to be done to accommodate tourists with disabilities.... Pubdate: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 19:39:16 +0900

Japanese need to take more leave, starting with when beloved pets pass A recent survey corroborates the stereotype many folks have of the Japanese worker: In short, their work is endless and breaks are few and far ...... Pubdate: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:30:36 +0900

Celebrate spring among blossoms The Hotel Century Southern Tower’s annual spring party plan through the end of April is perfectly timed to coincide with the blossoming of someiyoshino and ...... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:16:38 +0900

Luxury serviced residence offers comfort of home Visitors to Tokyo will soon be able to enjoy a luxurious accommodation experience at an exquisite serviced residence in Otemachi, the capital’s business and financial ...... Pubdate: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:58:06 +0900

Ceremony celebrates coffee Ethiopia’s own coffee culture has helped people relish slow living in the nation, with a unique ceremony providing people with lively communication, a lecturer versed ...... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:06:52 +0900

Watch, read, rewind: using Netflix to boost your Japanese It's a great time to be studying Japanese. As well as the internet, students can mine online video streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu ...... Pubdate: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:10:02 +0900

Want the cat to lend a paw?: handy Japanese phrases with ‘te’ Introduce some phrases and idioms using the noun 手 (て, hand).... Pubdate: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:39:57 +0900

Premium Friday campaign kicks off The government-backed Premium Friday campaign encouraging workers to leave the office early once a month has begun.... Pubdate: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:38:19 +0900

Let’s discuss the Tokyo 2020 Cultural Olympiad Japan's celebration of culture leading up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will "deliver something inspiring for the people of Japan and the whole world," says ...... Pubdate: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:37:07 +0900

Taiwan: Where Japanese go to feel at home on vacation Asia is brimming with exciting travel destinations. Each country is like a world unto itself, with new languages and customs to learn, food to try ...... Pubdate: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 22:58:51 +0900

Spring improvements: Learn to program, exercise for charity and then pour the perfect beer Ways to build a better understanding of coding Learning programming will become part of the Japanese elementary school curriculum from 2020, and this new toy ...... Pubdate: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 22:44:38 +0900

Craft beer collaboration celebrates shared values of three very different businesses A newspaper and a pub chain walk into a brewery… It has all the makings of a joke, but this is no wisecrack —it’s the ...... Pubdate: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:30:32 +0900

The mysteries of ‘konnyaku’: Health food aid or choking hazard? Anyone living in or even visiting Japan will likely have come across a certain ghastly, grey, gelatinous substance. In most cases, local people are at ...... Pubdate: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:29:40 +0900

Champagne & Gyoza Bar: A fine new pairing in the backstreets of Akasaka It’s gyōza time. These 1½-bite pan-fried dumplings — crisp and brown underneath, moist and meaty inside — may have their roots in China, but they’re ...... Pubdate: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:28:15 +0900

Los Barbados: Eclectic African cuisine on the fringe of Shibuya From African chicken to Zanzibar pizza, the menu at Los Barbados runs the full gamut of eclectic. Push through the door of this eight-seat diner ...... Pubdate: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:24:21 +0900

Chouxcream Chouxcri’s Cassius Orange: A ‘syukurimu’ for true connoisseurs Lovers of dessert, rejoice. The Chouxcream Chouxcri dessert store outfit have opened a second establishment selling syukurimu made from top-line ingredients near Shinjuku Station. The ...... Pubdate: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:23:37 +0900

Taichung expo showcases green, nature people The city of Taichung in central Taiwan held the first news conference outside the country to announce in Tokyo on March 8 that it will ...... Pubdate: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:15:41 +0900

Japan takes a shot at making world-class whisky — and nails it A dim storage room surrounded by bamboo groves and pastoral hills is filled wall-to-wall with 3,000 wooden barrels. Here sleeps, for years, sometimes decades, prized ...... Pubdate: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:45:05 +0900

Toto rolls out droll toilet humor with a whiff of class Sit back and relax as this week's Bilingual column splashes on the results of Toto's 2016 Toilet Senryu Contest.... Pubdate: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:05:40 +0900

Samurai drama to put unique spin on evolution of theater Japanese audiences will soon join those in Holland as the only people in the world with access to a theater whose seating area rotates to ...... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:10:02 +0900

Nobelist Dylan gives rare interview, talks about his music, Sinatra, Elvis Bob Dylan opened about his music and songwriting and discussed his relationships with Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and others in a rare and lengthy interview ...... Pubdate: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:03:45 +0900

Box office reaches new record, but international sales flat The Motion Picture Association of America said Wednesday that the worldwide box office reached a record $38.6 billion in 2016, though international revenues were essentially ...... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:41:53 +0900

Shinobu Yaguchi can make sparks fly, even off the grid When I met Shinobu Yaguchi at a Chicago sushi restaurant on March 1, I made my usual mistake with well-known directors: mention that I had ...... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:55:41 +0900

‘Jackie’: More pomp than circumstance There’s a scene near the end of “Jackie” where the just-widowed first lady Jacqueline Kennedy (played by Natalie Portman) is talking with her priest (John ...... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:54:30 +0900

‘Passengers’: Futuristic, but the same old fairy tale A lot of feminists hate Morten Tyldum’s “Passengers,” and for good reasons. Though it’s set in a bright, high-tech future where luxury space travel is ...... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:53:18 +0900

‘Policeman and Me’: Love that needs a little law and order A 26-year-old cop becomes engaged to a 16-year-old high school girl, and her mom and dad more or less go along with it (dad a ...... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:52:06 +0900

Marty Gross and ‘The Lovers’ Exile’ At various times and places in his four-decade career, Canadian native Marty Gross has been a potter, art teacher, film director and a producer, with ...... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:51:46 +0900

Author Colin Dexter, creator of Inspector Morse, dies at 86 British crime writer Colin Dexter, best known for his popular Inspector Morse character, died on Tuesday at the age of 86, his publisher said in ...... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:43:24 +0900

To be or not to be … so it seems John Caird is widely known as the co-director with fellow Englishman Trevor Nunn of “Les Miserables,” which opened in the West End 1985 and is ...... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:55:50 +0900

Modern dramatist’s ‘dark and gorgeous’ kabuki tests famed brothers Life and death are major themes for artists, and for dramatists no less. In Japan, its traditional all-male kabuki stages have long witnessed fathers killing ...... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:54:04 +0900

Rock ‘n’ roll inventor Chuck Berry’s music transcended racial barrier With “Johnny B. Goode,” a 1958 song that so defined rock ‘n’ roll that the U.S. space program chose it to introduce the music to ...... Pubdate: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:00:26 +0900

Brazilian YouTubers Prit and Lohgann are channeling their daily bread in Japan Japan is a real wonderland when it comes to neat little toys, gadgets and fun candies — navigating the variety of Kit Kats alone could ...... Pubdate: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 16:30:29 +0900

Yurufuwa Gang infuses plenty of positivity into its hip-hop sets Yurufuwa Gang are one of the latest Japanese hip-hop acts to be getting attention from both domestic media and overseas players. As the nation’s rap ...... Pubdate: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 16:29:48 +0900

Zombie-Chang’s ‘Gang!’ reveals an unexpected new side Chaos breeds a lot of surprises but the biggest shock coming out of genre-blending artist Zombie-Chang’s latest album, “Gang!”, is the flashes where she sounds ...... Pubdate: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 16:28:37 +0900

Rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90 Chuck Berry, rock ‘n’ roll’s founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music’s joy and rebellion in such classics as “Johnny B. Goode,” “Sweet ...... Pubdate: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 08:57:43 +0900

Breaking the comic book glass ceiling Four years ago, Chinese-American writer Marjorie Liu had a simple but persistent idea: create an epic fantasy comic book series about a classic Japanese kaijū ...... Pubdate: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 22:46:54 +0900

Sorry Trump, Cambodia owes the U.S. nothing The $500 million bill that Uncle Sam has come knocking for is a pittance compared to the destruction the U.S. wreaked on Cambodia by incessant ...... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:01:52 +0900

Penalizing uncommitted crimes The government needs to convince a skeptical public why proposed legislation that could compromise privacy rights through increased surveillance activities is necessary.... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:59:57 +0900

May threatening mayhem Theresa May's vision for post-Brexit Britain is 50 years too late in its official articulation, and 150-200 years too late in having the means of ...... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:57:46 +0900

Notion of moral hazard and Australian politics The notion of moral hazard could help Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull navigate his way through policy choices.... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:55:35 +0900

Take nuclear disaster ruling seriously The government and the power industry must reconsider whether they are sufficiently assessing the risks of a nuclear power plant disaster.... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:35:06 +0900

World can’t afford the price of deforestation Opportunities to align economic development with the reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions are rare. Yet that is what reforestation offers.... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:34:00 +0900

The self-contradictions of Japan’s conservative forces Abe advocates freedom and openness while abroad, but at home he does not hesitate to reverse the accomplishments of postwar democracy.... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:33:10 +0900

Japan’s weak yen could trigger a trade war All bets may be off if Trump labels Tokyo a currency manipulator, a move that may force Abe's hand on reform.... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:32:24 +0900

SDF peacekeepers’ logs fiasco Public trust in the Self-Defense Forces will be undermined if it turns out the SDF intentionally concealed its South Sudan peacekeeping records.... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:00:59 +0900

Globalism versus populism Whether or not this year will prove to be a turning point in history will soon become clear.... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:59:31 +0900

BOJ’s mission to reflate economy incomplete "Mission incomplete" aptly describes the lack of progress made by the Bank of Japan in reflating Japan's moribund economy.... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:58:48 +0900

What’s wrong with Southeast Asia? There is no country in Southeast Asia where democracy is really secure.... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:57:40 +0900

Germany’s past: from shame to fascination? Having a healthy relationship with the past is good as long as its lessons are not forgotten.... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:56:30 +0900

Where power now really lies Don't write off the powerful forces of globalization.... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:55:13 +0900

The happiest nations don’t focus on growth The world's happiest nations rank low in economic growth but high in social trust.... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:54:52 +0900

Why people still live, and die, on garbage dumps In the developing world, huge open dumps loom as one of this century's most pressing health and environmental challenges.... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:53:38 +0900

Averting an accidental war on the Korean Peninsula If the THAAD deployment in South Korea is not to prove counterproductive, Washington must shift to a policy of sanctions with engagement toward Pyongyang.... Pubdate: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:30:23 +0900

Mixed outcome in wage talks The results of the annual management-labor pay negotiations highlight the limitations of the Abe administration's drive to get export-led businesses to raise wages.... Pubdate: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:29:48 +0900

Choose a side: Trump and the Sunni-Shiite war Latent Mideast conflicts are likely to burst into flame as the big civil wars in Iraq and Syria stagger to an end, and the U.S. ...... Pubdate: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:28:34 +0900

China’s hidden protectionism nabs Peppa Pig Although China has liberalized its economy in recent years, it has also erected a sophisticated set of barriers to safeguard companies it views as national ...... Pubdate: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:27:41 +0900

What’s so bad about Imperial Rescript on Education anyway? The 19th century rescript caught up in the Moritomo Gakuen scandal is not just a collection of homely moral precepts.... Pubdate: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 16:15:42 +0900








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