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Ex-education official vouches for Kake papers, says he has copies The education ministry’s former top bureaucrat says the documents behind Prime Minister Abe’s latest scandal are real and that he’s willing to testify about it ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 20:15:58 +0900

Princess Mako likely to announce engagement this summer: Imperial Household Agency Imperial Household Agency: Since the cat is already out of the bag, Princess Mako will likely move up the timing of her official engagement to ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 23:15:40 +0900

LDP proposes expanding range of free education by amending Article 26 The ruling Liberal Democratic Party said Thursday that free education could be an issue deserving of consideration for a constitutional revision, in addition to the ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 23:12:17 +0900

Toshiba tells creditors it remains negative on selling chip unit to Western Digital Toshiba Corp. has told its creditor banks that it will be difficult to select joint venture partner Western Digital Corp. as the buyer of its ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 22:34:15 +0900

Toxins found in soil under Tsukiji but asphalt floor protecting market: metropolitan government Unlike the Toyosu site, the asphalt foundation of the Tsukiji fish market is protecting it from lingering toxins in the soil underneath, the Tokyo Metropolitan ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 20:26:26 +0900

Backers of immigration detainees blast prolonged stays as violation of human rights After a nearly two-week hunger strike at two immigration centers, supporters of the detainees blast Japan’s practice of consecutive detentions as a violation of human ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 20:13:49 +0900

Raids, arrests as on-edge U.K. seeks ‘network’ of attackers Security forces rounded up more suspects in the deadly Manchester concert blast and soldiers fanned out across the country to national landmarks as an on-edge ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 19:31:14 +0900

Conspiracy bill will set Japan up for replay of Yokohama Incident, journalists warn With the Diet poised to outlaw the planning of crimes, a former TV director and a film journalist are speaking out against the contentious conspiracy ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 19:01:24 +0900

Duterte threatens martial law for all of Philippines Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Wednesday to impose martial law nationwide to combat the rising threat of terrorism after Islamist militants rampaged through a southern ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 18:34:26 +0900

Taiwan’s gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia Taiwan’s giant step toward allowing same-sex marriage has reverberated across Asia, but activists warn the fight for equality isn’t over in a region where gay ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 17:30:23 +0900

To reduce work stress, Japan firms turn to office cats, dogs and goats Workaholic Japan is known for long office hours and stressed-out employees, but one company claims to have a cure: cats. A total of nine fluffy ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 17:23:33 +0900

U.S. Marine transfer plan might be reviewed, commandant says The head of the U.S. Marine Corps says the plan to move Okinawa-based troops to Guam and Hawaii might have to change in light of ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 16:55:29 +0900

Beloved doll Licca-chan keeps spirits up in disaster-hit Fukushima Long-popular doll Licca-chan has been a perennial favorite among tourists, drawing crowds of young fans, helping support the reconstruction of Fukushima Prefecture from the 2011 ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 16:44:25 +0900

Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 16:30:04 +0900

Abe departs for G-7 summit in Italy, trip to Malta Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left for Italy on Thursday to participate in the summit of the Group of Seven industrialized nations and hold talks with ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 15:48:48 +0900

China’s DJI unveils $499 drone that flies from palm of your hand China’s SZ DJI Technology unveiled a small camera drone starting at $499 that can take off and land from the palm of a hand, seeking ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 15:41:58 +0900

Japan’s Tokachi Seika to market halal gyoza in Malaysia Traditional Japanese confectionery maker Tokachi Seika will start selling halal gyoza dumplings in Malaysia this summer under a deal with a local food producer. Under ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 15:05:00 +0900

Sendai-based upstart taking on big Osaka appliance makers Iris Ohyama, based in Sendai, is taking on Osaka Prefecture’s more established home appliance makers, including Panasonic and Sharp, in the battle for consumers’ hearts ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 14:44:23 +0900

To reduce paperwork, BOJ eyes paying banks more for electronic treasury transactions The Bank of Japan is considering raising fees paid to financial institutions that handle money paid to the government electronically by taxpayers and companies, sources ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 14:30:33 +0900

Revival-seeking rural Japan feels left out as casino plans favor major cities Tokyo, Osaka and Yokohama are emerging as likely candidates for casino resorts under the government’s new bidding framework, triggering criticism from smaller cities that say ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 12:42:57 +0900

In first under Trump, U.S. warship sails near China-claimed man-made island in South China Sea Beijing has protested after the U.S. Navy reportedly sailed within 12 nautical miles (22 km) of one of China’s man-made islands in the disputed South ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 12:17:37 +0900

Eagles hurler Norimoto matches Nomo strikeout record set in 1991 Takahiro Norimoto tied the NPB record for striking out 10 or more batters in six successive games Thursday as he steered the Pacific-League leading Tohoku ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 23:06:58 +0900

Halilhodzic selects Kubo, a few newcomers for friendly, World Cup qualifier Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic picked in-form Gent striker Yuya Kubo and also sprung a few surprises on Thursday as he named his 25-man squad for ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 22:38:17 +0900

Nagasato finalizes deal with NSWL’s Chicago Red Stars Midfielder Yuki Nagasato has signed with the Chicago Red Stars, the U.S. women’s pro league (NSWL) club said on Wednesday. Nagasato, who helped Japan win ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 21:26:08 +0900

Hakuho stays on course for another crown Yokozuna Hakuho moved a step closer to capturing a record-extending 38th championship title with a routine win over Tochiozan at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 20:31:10 +0900

Game 7 offers chance at history for Penguins and Senators Craig Anderson is a realist, the byproduct of 15 years playing the most demanding position in the NHL. The Ottawa goaltender would like to chalk ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 18:48:41 +0900

Hall of Famer Kennedy found dead in Florida Cortez Kennedy was a hulking force at defensive tackle, the cornerstone of a franchise that had little to cheer about for most of his playing ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 18:47:56 +0900

Weltman steps in to lead Magic Jeff Weltman was perfectly content as the general manager of the Toronto Raptors two weeks ago. He was working alongside someone he considers a close ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 18:47:43 +0900

Man United wins Europa League title A guttural roar of “Manchester, Manchester” thundered around the Friends Arena at the full-time whistle. Purely in soccer terms, Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Ajax ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 17:51:04 +0900

Sale falls short of breaking strikeout record Chris Sale was perfectly happy to sit back and watch the Red Sox hitters do the work this time. Sale cruised into the fifth inning, ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 17:22:58 +0900

Kawasaki, Tochigi to clash in B. League final The inaugural B. League championship pits two teams with established stars, deep benches, up-and-coming players, accomplished coaches and growing fan bases. What’s more, Saturday afternoon’s ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 16:59:48 +0900

Oita woman pushes herself as firefighter, strives for karate Olympic gold As a member of a world karate championship team aiming for Olympic gold in 2020, Hikaru Ono is confident of her strength. But even for ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 13:45:25 +0900

Japan falls against Uruguay at U-20 World Cup Japan’s second-round hopes at the Under-20 World Cup will rest on their final Group D game against Italy after Atsushi Uchiyama’s side lost 2-0 to ...... Pubdate: Wed, 24 May 2017 23:13:41 +0900

Cerezo edge Kobe in league-cup Kansai derby Cerezo Osaka defeated Vissel Kobe 1-0 behind Kota Fujimoto’s first-half strike to rise to the top of Group B in the Levain Cup on Wednesday. ...... Pubdate: Wed, 24 May 2017 22:57:25 +0900

Osera pitches Carp past Swallows Daichi Osera threw six shutout innings to lead the Hiroshima Carp to a 6-1 victory over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Wednesday. Before 30,469 at ...... Pubdate: Wed, 24 May 2017 22:56:12 +0900

Urawa falls to Jeju in first leg of ACL last 16 clash Urawa Reds face a tall order at home next week against Jeju United after losing to the K-League side 2-0 in the first leg of ...... Pubdate: Wed, 24 May 2017 21:08:52 +0900

Dodgers outlast Cardinals in 13th Logan Forsythe batted in the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup for the first time in a month and promptly struck out in his first four at-bats. ...... Pubdate: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:27:31 +0900

Latest leaders Gamba trying to hold position Top spot in the J. League has changed hands with every weekend so far this May, but Gamba Osaka will be hoping to make their ...... Pubdate: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:11:41 +0900

Japan women’s basketball team satisfied with experience in U.S. The provisional Japan women’s national basketball team made a two-week trip to the United States from April 30 to play some practice games against WNBA ...... Pubdate: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:11:06 +0900

Senators take Penguins to Game 7 Craig Anderson and the Ottawa Senators bounced back nicely two days after a blowout loss put them on the brink of elimination. Anderson stopped 45 ...... Pubdate: Wed, 24 May 2017 15:31:02 +0900

Irving leads Cavaliers to brink of NBA Finals Kyrie Irving gritted his teeth, tightened up his left sneaker and hopped to his feet. The pain couldn’t stop him. The Celtics couldn’t either. Irving ...... Pubdate: Wed, 24 May 2017 14:59:23 +0900

Injury forces Kisenosato out of Summer Basho Japanese-born yokozuna Kisenosato, who had been gunning for his third straight title, has withdrawn from the ongoing Summer Grand Sumo Tournament after failing to recover ...... Pubdate: Wed, 24 May 2017 13:35:08 +0900

Nishikori makes winning start at Geneva Open World No. 9 Kei Nishikori got off to a winning start at the Geneva Open on Tuesday, taking care of Kazakhstan’s 88th-ranked Mikhail Kukushkin in ...... Pubdate: Wed, 24 May 2017 13:32:11 +0900

Allardyce quits Palace, intends to retire Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce announced Tuesday that he is leaving the club after just five months and does not plan to continue his 26-year ...... Pubdate: Wed, 24 May 2017 11:22:53 +0900

Frontale take control in ACL knockout match Kawasaki Frontale scored a resounding 3-1 victory over Muangthong United in the first leg of the Asian Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday. After ...... Pubdate: Wed, 24 May 2017 11:12:21 +0900

Can Fukuoka live up to the tech startup hype? Three foreign members of the Fukuoka tech entrepreneur community discuss whether the city's efforts to style itself as an international startup hub are paying off.The ...... Pubdate: Wed, 24 May 2017 18:03:44 +0900

Having trouble wrapping your head around Japan? Help with mental health is at hand Black Eye speaks with professionals trained to offer guidance to those struggling to cope with a new environment.The post USAA pulling ads from Hannity’s Fox ...... Pubdate: Sun, 21 May 2017 21:29:28 +0900

Don’t bank on Japan’s lenders making it easy to relocate abroad A reader shares her experiences with internet banking upon leaving Japan on a temporary basis.The post USAA pulling ads from Hannity’s Fox News show appeared ...... Pubdate: Sun, 21 May 2017 21:29:03 +0900

One that didn’t get away: Cat Bateau finds a home with Aussies in Tokyo It was "love at first sight," says Liz Shek-Noble of when she saw Bateau featured in The Japan Times last June.The post USAA pulling ads ...... Pubdate: Sun, 21 May 2017 21:28:53 +0900

Thirty years of JET: countless treasured memories and priceless gaffes Past participants in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme recall their most memorable experiences, from the inspiring to the excruciating.The post USAA pulling ads from ...... Pubdate: Wed, 17 May 2017 20:30:32 +0900

Testing time for the Constitution at 70 So you fancy yourself as a scholar on Japan's supreme law? Try testing your knowledge of the Constitution's birth with this quiz.The post USAA pulling ...... Pubdate: Sun, 14 May 2017 19:00:51 +0900

Liberating young minds with technology Education in Japan, within the nexus of business, science and internationalization, is currently developing progressive initiatives. One such trend is to move university teaching out ...... Pubdate: Sun, 14 May 2017 18:59:00 +0900

Unions can offer a hand in dealing with recalcitrant employers This week's query comes from A.R., who is having some problems with a less-than-cooperative former employerThe post USAA pulling ads from Hannity’s Fox News show ...... Pubdate: Sun, 14 May 2017 18:58:40 +0900

Born this way: a cat named Chapuche Chapuche is a doll of a cat and likes nothing more than to roll over and have you give her a belly rub, but she's ...... Pubdate: Sun, 14 May 2017 18:57:36 +0900

Skills forged in Kyushu, blades forged in Oregon After failing to win respect for his craft in Japan, 17th-generation bladesmith Murray Carter brought the Yoshimoto name to Portland.The post USAA pulling ads from ...... Pubdate: Wed, 10 May 2017 20:10:34 +0900

Just lonely: a dog named Shinta Though he's a mature, healthy dog of 14 years of age, the one thing Shinta loves as much as people is toys.The post USAA pulling ...... Pubdate: Wed, 10 May 2017 20:09:47 +0900

As Japan’s JET Programme hits its 30s, the jury’s still out Ambitious program has helped Japan meet the world, but does it have a role to play today?The post USAA pulling ads from Hannity’s Fox News ...... Pubdate: Wed, 03 May 2017 17:45:29 +0900

Views from Tokyo: Which candidate would you vote for in the French election and why? As France prepares to go to the polls again, French nationals in Kagurazaka and Asakusa were asked who they were rooting for.The post USAA pulling ...... Pubdate: Wed, 03 May 2017 17:44:19 +0900

Three years after Japan signed Hague, parents who abduct still win Despite winning return orders in court, foreign fathers are treated like offenders.The post USAA pulling ads from Hannity’s Fox News show appeared first on The ...... Pubdate: Mon, 01 May 2017 09:51:16 +0900

Safety Net Law to offer new lease on life for abandoned buildings On April 19, the Lower House of the Diet unanimously passed a revision to the Safety Net Law. The revision creates a new system that ...... Pubdate: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 18:10:19 +0900

Time to act on insights from landmark survey of Japan’s foreign residents Government's attempt to understand the foreign experience of Japan produces valuable data despite some blind spots.The post USAA pulling ads from Hannity’s Fox News show ...... Pubdate: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:25:52 +0900

Tanka help Japanese express emotions Tanka are one of the oldest forms of poetry in the world with a 1,300-year history.The post USAA pulling ads from Hannity’s Fox News show ...... Pubdate: Mon, 22 May 2017 18:28:19 +0900

Let’s discuss Cool Biz The thermostat setting of 28 degrees recommended by the Cool Biz energy-saving campaign is stirring controversy among top government officials.The post USAA pulling ads from ...... Pubdate: Mon, 22 May 2017 18:28:34 +0900

Princess Mako, granddaughter of Emperor, to be engaged Kei Komuro and Princess Mako are set to be engaged.The post USAA pulling ads from Hannity’s Fox News show appeared first on The Japan Times.... Pubdate: Mon, 22 May 2017 18:28:06 +0900

Blasting the past with a new vision of future fashion Much has been made of the recent closure of the monthly print edition of Shoichi Aoki's seminal Fruits street-style magazine, with many ready to cry ...... Pubdate: Sun, 21 May 2017 22:12:04 +0900

Summer releases: bring your A-game Stuff they don’t teach at school It’s May and it’s virtually summer — the perfect time to play “Summer Lesson: The Hikari Miyamoto Collection,” in ...... Pubdate: Sun, 21 May 2017 22:03:03 +0900

Looking back on the final days of the Dojunkai apartments On the fourth anniversary of Uenoshita's demolition, we revisit how its last residents left it.The post USAA pulling ads from Hannity’s Fox News show appeared ...... Pubdate: Sat, 20 May 2017 23:04:11 +0900

Shoemaker Hidetaka Fukaya models creations on feline elegance A renowned craftsman in Florence is working hard to maintain his freedom of expression as a shoemaker.The post USAA pulling ads from Hannity’s Fox News ...... Pubdate: Sat, 20 May 2017 23:02:10 +0900

First-harvest green tea goes best with traditional ‘karinto’ sweets Hachijū-hachi-ya, the 88th day after risshun, the first day of spring, falls on May 2 in most years. It’s the day that marks the beginning ...... Pubdate: Sat, 20 May 2017 22:58:52 +0900

Mimosa: Taking Shanghai cuisine to the next level When a restaurant is so popular you have to reserve as much as a month in advance, there’s always a concern it may not live ...... Pubdate: Sat, 20 May 2017 22:52:18 +0900

The Good Vibes: The pastrami sandwich has a home in Taito Ward Home-made pastrami. Espresso BBQ Pork. Crispy fried chicken. Three great reasons for making a detour — or even a special trip — to the back ...... Pubdate: Sat, 20 May 2017 22:50:30 +0900

Japan ramen chain takes on U.S. foodie scene for overseas growth To bring savory noodles to locales around the world, the operator of ramen chain Ippudo has had to adapt one of Japan’s best-known specialties. It ...... Pubdate: Sat, 20 May 2017 22:48:16 +0900

Garrett Popcorn’s Stripes & Stars: Sweet patriotism in a tin A few years ago, Garrett Popcorn in Harajuku boasted one of the longer lines in that ever-trendy neighborhood. Yet walking by it recently there was ...... Pubdate: Sat, 20 May 2017 22:46:36 +0900

Slowing down time with a trip to Okinawa’s Zamami Island Growing up in a small beach town on the west coast of Florida, much of my free time as a youth was spent in or ...... Pubdate: Fri, 19 May 2017 18:26:45 +0900

Reciting the rescript to flaunt your Japanese If you'd like to learn the Imperial Rescript on Education as a Japanese memory test, it's less than a single A4 page in length.The post ...... Pubdate: Mon, 15 May 2017 18:30:00 +0900

Introducing the verb ‘kamau’ "Kamau" means "to take care of" or "to mind" and is mainly used in the negative form.The post USAA pulling ads from Hannity’s Fox News ...... Pubdate: Mon, 15 May 2017 18:29:45 +0900

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia teams up with Exile’s Hiro to create a contemporary fusion of vision and sound From its debut in 1999 as the passion project of actor Tetsuya Bessho, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia has grown into a big event ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 19:00:36 +0900

Coppola, Kidman put Cannes spotlight on gender imbalance The imagery was stark, if inevitable: 12 Palme d’Or winners, one of them female. When the Cannes Film Festival celebrated its 70th anniversary on Tuesday, ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 17:58:28 +0900

Ariana Grande cancels tour dates after Manchester attack Ariana Grande has called off two London concerts and five in Europe after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her performance in Manchester, England, ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 17:57:55 +0900

Hollywood’s love storyboard If you’re the type who sticks around after a movie to read the credits, you’ll know it takes more than one village to make a ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 15:50:14 +0900

On ‘Kiseki,’ rappers bring out the true grit in resurgent DJ Krush On "Es.U.Es Corporation," DJ Krush's collaborators bring an undeniable energy to the proceedings, and the veteran turntablist responds with some of his grittiest productions since ...... Pubdate: Wed, 24 May 2017 16:21:21 +0900

Tokyo International Art Fair to kick off in Shibuya’s Hikarie While many people in Japan undoubtedly know someone who owns a brand name handbag, few may know anyone who owns a work of art. If ...... Pubdate: Wed, 24 May 2017 14:13:40 +0900

‘Star Wars’ still feeling The Force 40 years after The date was 1977, and no one had yet worn a copper bikini to bed, made whooshing lightsaber noises with a broomstick or yelled “May ...... Pubdate: Wed, 24 May 2017 13:52:54 +0900

Cannes fetes itself with massive 70th anniversary bash, voices solidarity with Manchester The Cannes Film Festival threw a star-studded celebration Tuesday for its 70th anniversary, drawing mobs of celebrities and a dozen former Palme d’Or winners to ...... Pubdate: Wed, 24 May 2017 09:06:20 +0900

Reactions pour in over death of actor Roger Moore at age 89 Reactions are pouring in over the death of actor Roger Moore Tuesday at age 89: — “The world has lost one of its great champions ...... Pubdate: Wed, 24 May 2017 08:56:23 +0900

Roger Moore, star of seven James Bond films, dies at 89 Roger Moore, the suavely insouciant star of seven James Bond films, has died in Switzerland. He was 89. The British actor died Tuesday after a ...... Pubdate: Tue, 23 May 2017 22:47:25 +0900

Tofubeats: the art of reality in an era of ‘post-truth’ The final months of 2016 left Yusuke Kawai feeling confused. The electronic artist who records under the name tofubeats came across a BBC news segment ...... Pubdate: Tue, 23 May 2017 17:58:54 +0900

Kaikei: the name behind the gods Kamakura Period (1185-1333) Buddhist sculptures often come down to us under the individual names of makers (when known) though they were often fashioned in workshops ...... Pubdate: Tue, 23 May 2017 17:55:02 +0900

Trump can’t stop climate movement, Gore says in Cannes Donald Trump cannot stop the climate movement despite the president’s efforts to roll back environmental protections, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said Monday. Gore ...... Pubdate: Tue, 23 May 2017 08:27:58 +0900

Clint Eastwood regales Cannes crowd, hints return to acting, hits political correctness Clint Eastwood regaled the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday with stories from his long career, predicted a possible return to acting and decried the rise ...... Pubdate: Mon, 22 May 2017 05:43:33 +0900

‘Another Kyoto’: Alex Kerr’s roving thoughts on Kyoto as it stands today It appears that when the Japanologist Alex Kerr was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, his tutors despaired at his unorthodox use of his time there, ...... Pubdate: Sat, 20 May 2017 22:38:52 +0900

‘100 Poems from the Japanese”: A classic collection Kenneth Rexroth was heavily influenced by the moods and modes of Japanese poetry, which in turn reached those who were influenced by him. Named by ...... Pubdate: Sat, 20 May 2017 22:36:34 +0900

Higher wages for higher corporate profits Japan's economy has expanded for the fifth quarter in a row, but until strong corporate earnings translate into higher wages consumer will remain reluctant to ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 18:15:29 +0900

A U.N. milestone on the road to nuclear abolition Nearly a half century after the signing of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, the non-nuclear weapons states are no longer idly waiting for the nuclear powers ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 18:14:39 +0900

Turkey’s slide toward dictatorship President Erdogan uses a permanent "state of emergency" to destroy Turkish democracyThe post USAA pulling ads from Hannity’s Fox News show appeared first on The ...... Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2017 18:13:23 +0900

Clear up Kake Gakuen suspicions Instead of merely dismissing the credibility of the documents, the administration should fulfill its duty of accountability by clearing up any suspicions surrounding the project.The ...... Pubdate: Wed, 24 May 2017 18:59:31 +0900

Trump’s ‘principled realism’ is anything but Last weekend Donald Trump made the stupidest U.S. foreign policy commitment since the decision 60 years ago to take France's place in fighting the "communist ...... Pubdate: Wed, 24 May 2017 18:58:41 +0900

Money trumps anti-terror task Donald Trump's embrace of a country he long excoriated for its role in sponsoring terrorism reflects the fact that Saudi Arabia is a cash cow ...... Pubdate: Wed, 24 May 2017 18:57:51 +0900

The Izumo deployment: Japan’s hat in the ring The maiden overseas deployment of Japan's Izumo helicopter destroyer is a clear signal that the waters in the Indo-Pacific region are heating up.The post USAA ...... Pubdate: Tue, 23 May 2017 18:25:10 +0900

Iran’s Rouhani wins a second term Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is no Western-style liberal but he understands that Iran's best hope rests on reintegration into the region and the world.The post ...... Pubdate: Tue, 23 May 2017 18:24:24 +0900

The day China’s version of the Lehman crisis explodes Concerns are mounting in international financial circles that the present status of China's economy is getting closer to what had existed in the United States ...... Pubdate: Tue, 23 May 2017 18:23:05 +0900

China could be the future of the sharing economy At a time when much of China's economy is slowing or stalling, the sharing sector is booming.The post USAA pulling ads from Hannity’s Fox News ...... Pubdate: Tue, 23 May 2017 18:22:42 +0900

For Shinzo Abe, an epic buyer’s remorse There's still time for the prime minister to distance himself from a White House in flamesThe post USAA pulling ads from Hannity’s Fox News ...... Pubdate: Tue, 23 May 2017 18:21:50 +0900

World should think twice before abolishing cash No one's talking about the real motivations behind demonetization.The post USAA pulling ads from Hannity’s Fox News show appeared first on The Japan Times.... Pubdate: Tue, 23 May 2017 18:19:49 +0900

Final curtain call for ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ Circuses are made from the stuff of dreams, and one that lasted 146 years has come to an end.The post USAA pulling ads from Hannity’s ...... Pubdate: Mon, 22 May 2017 18:11:52 +0900

Is the U.S. ceding climate leadership to China? By reversing his predecessor's policies on clean energy and carbon emissions, Donald Trump is rolling back the new model of cooperative global governance embodied in ...... Pubdate: Mon, 22 May 2017 18:10:05 +0900

Geography and the coming Sino-American war at sea Geography and geopolitics will determine the course of any U.S.-China war. China is at a disadvantage on both counts.The post USAA pulling ads from Hannity’s ...... Pubdate: Mon, 22 May 2017 18:09:48 +0900

Iranians re-elect a fake reformer in a fake election Hassan Rouhani was the lesser of two evils, but Westerners vastly overestimate what an Iranian president can do.The post USAA pulling ads from Hannity’s Fox ...... Pubdate: Mon, 22 May 2017 18:08:26 +0900

Newspapers thrive, in India While print media struggles to survive elsewhere, India's rising literacy rate is keeping its dailies firmly in the black.The post USAA pulling ads from Hannity’s ...... Pubdate: Mon, 22 May 2017 18:07:13 +0900

America’s dangerous internet delusion The more we connect our devices and instruments to the internet, the more we create paths for others to use against us.The post USAA pulling ...... Pubdate: Mon, 22 May 2017 18:06:37 +0900

University admission tests warrant skepticism The debate over privately managed exams for university admissions will make little difference because of the limitations of all standardized tests.The post USAA pulling ads ...... Pubdate: Mon, 22 May 2017 18:05:17 +0900

Address the concerns of mental patients The government must address concerns that treatment programs for people who have been discharged from mental hospitals is not intended to keep them under surveillance.The ...... Pubdate: Sun, 21 May 2017 21:27:34 +0900

Goodbye globalism, hello mercantilism? It appears all but certain that the age of globalization, which lasted for a quarter century, will come to an end.The post USAA pulling ads ...... Pubdate: Sun, 21 May 2017 21:27:22 +0900








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