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Nearly 30% plan to vote LDP but 42% undecided, poll shows Nearly 30 percent of voters plan to cast ballots for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s LDP in the Lower House election expected next month, versus 8 ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:25:55 +0900

High tech, IT and robots are at forefront of Japan’s funeral industry boom From a sutra-chanting humanoid robot to automated cemeteries, technological innovation is changing how Japanese deal with funerary rituals.As traditional family ties erode, people are opting ...... Pubdate: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:38:32 +0900

Baby panda at Ueno Zoo named Xiang Xiang The new star at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo has been named Xiang Xiang.After months of waiting and a record-breaking number of suggestions, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike ...... Pubdate: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:01:45 +0900

North Korea sought MAD relationship with U.S. in 2016 talks, former Washington official says North Korea told the U.S. government it wanted to establish a mutual assured destruction relationship with Washington when the two countries held informal talks shortly ...... Pubdate: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:56:15 +0900

Segregation still in U.S. schools 60 years after landmark ruling, ‘Little Rock Nine’ Among the most lasting and indelible images of the civil rights movement were the nine black teenagers who had to be escorted by federal troops ...... Pubdate: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:39:49 +0900

Trump issues new travel ban that also bars people from North Korea, adds Venezuela curbs The United States will prohibit entry of citizens from North Korea to the United States as part of a sweeping new travel ban that also ...... Pubdate: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:11:54 +0900

After planned sales tax rise in 2019, government eyes using ¥2 trillion a year to support child-rearing The government eyes using nearly ¥2 trillion per year from the planned 2019 consumption tax hike to support child-rearing.... Pubdate: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:00:19 +0900

Plane part falls onto car after takeoff at Osaka airport; no one injured A panel weighing around 4 kg fell off a plane shortly after takeoff Saturday at Kansai International Airport and hit a car on a road ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:56:04 +0900

North Korea foreign minister warns of ‘pre-emptive action’ as U.S. bombers fly off Korean Peninsula In a fiery speech before world leaders at the U.N. on Saturday, North Korea’s foreign minister vowed the country will take “merciless pre-emptive action” if ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:08:14 +0900

Apple plays kingmaker in Toshiba chip drama with $3 billion plan to back Bain’s bid With the possibility of providing about $3 billion to Bain Capital, Apple Inc. is playing the role of kingmaker in the battle for Toshiba Corp.’s ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:56:24 +0900

YouTube celeb’s fly-by-night listing crashes Valu exchange’s speculative party On Japan’s newest exchange, fame can pay off. That may not be so great for investors though.Last month, Hikaru, a Japanese YouTube star so famous ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:56:12 +0900

Gundam’s 20-meter replacement statue unveiled in Odaiba Gundam’s upgrade was unveiled in Tokyo’s Odaiba waterfront district on Sunday, giving hope to its corporate sponsors that the giant robot statue will become a ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:24:13 +0900

Returnee Hasuike suggests offering electrical aid to North for remaining abductees A former abductee proposes offering goods or know-how to North Korea in exchange for letting the remaining abductees return home.... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:06:26 +0900

Former North Korean spy, now 90 and living in the South, just wants to go home Condemned to death twice for spying, Seo Ok-ryol spent three decades in prison, most of it in solitary confinement. Now age 90, the only thing ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:04:09 +0900

Local, national agendas shade parties’ prospects in expected snap poll As Japan gears up for an anticipated snap election at the end of October, Kansai politicians and parties are staking out their positions on issues ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:52:52 +0900

Kyoto’s pricey lodging tax plan spurs fierce debate over necessity, tourism impact A necessity for improving Kyoto’s tourism infrastructure or a bad decision that might convince tourists to go elsewhere?That is the question being asked in Kyoto ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:52:25 +0900

Iguchi hits final home run to end career in style Tadahito Iguchi had insisted that one of the reasons why he was hanging up his cleats was that he could no longer hit home runs ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:06:30 +0900

Ito makes long-awaited debut for Hamburg Former Kashiwa Reysol youth player Tatsuya Ito made his long-awaited German Bundesliga debut Sunday, coming on as a second-half substitute in Hamburg SV’s 3-0 away ...... Pubdate: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:58:17 +0900

Diamondbacks capture top wild card in NL Of course it was J.D. Martinez who got the hit that secured home-field advantage in the wild-card game for the Arizona Diamondbacks.He’s been getting big ...... Pubdate: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:16:40 +0900

Trump’s criticism sparks fresh wave of protests in NFL President Donald Trump’s criticism of players who kneel during the national anthem sparked a mass increase in such protests around the National Football League Sunday, ...... Pubdate: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:19:19 +0900

Shirakami leads Deers to win over Silver Star Yuki Shirakami carried 13 times for a season-high 189 yards and two touchdowns, guiding the Lixil Deers to a 37-7 triumph over the Asahi Beer ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:23:08 +0900

Yokozuna Harumafuji beats Goeido in playoff to win ninth career title Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji came from behind to beat Goeido in a dramatic playoff on Sunday to capture his ninth career title on the final day ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:43:11 +0900

Takahashi, Matsutomo claim second Japan Open title Japan’s world No. 1 pair of Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi claimed their second Japan Open badminton women’s doubles title on Sunday, defeating South Korea’s ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:25:03 +0900

No. 4 Penn State beats Iowa with TD on final play It was happening like it had so often in the past.A once-sluggish Iowa team had come to life in the fourth quarter at home under ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:17:29 +0900

Knicks agree to deal Anthony to Thunder Carmelo Anthony won’t be at Knicks training camp after all. He’ll be in Oklahoma City, joining Russell Westbrook and Paul George in a loaded lineup.The ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:21:12 +0900

Yankees secure postseason berth with victory over Blue Jays One year into a rebuild, the New York Yankees are back in the playoffs.Greg Bird, among the new generation of Baby Bombers, hit a three-run ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:55:53 +0900

Wozniacki captures third Pan Pacific crown Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki captured the Toray Pan Pacific Open title for the third time after beating unseeded Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-0, 7-5 in Sunday’s ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:52:49 +0900

Hanyu wastes record-breaking score with runner-up finish Yuzuru Hanyu proved he was human after all, settling for second place in the Autumn Classic International figure skating competition after an error-filled routine in ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:38:32 +0900

Okazaki scores for Leicester in defeat Japan striker Shinji Okazaki scored his third league goal of the season on Saturday, but Leicester City went down 3-2 at home to Liverpool in ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:25:47 +0900

MLB takes aim at future stars with latest posting proposals Major League Baseball’s latest effort to reduce the prices it pays for Japanese players will not affect this year’s expected posting of slugging ace pitcher ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:21:38 +0900

Trump inflames sports world with comments about anthem, Curry U.S. President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:25:41 +0900

Yabuta notches 15th victory as Carp edge Giants Kazuki Yabuta struggled through seven innings but held Yomiuri to two runs to pick up his 15th win this season as the Hiroshima Carp edged ...... Pubdate: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:02:18 +0900

Ueda delivers late heroics to lift Antlers past Gamba Defender Naomichi Ueda scored a last-gasp winner as reigning champion Kashima Antlers edged Gamba Osaka 2-1 at home on Saturday to tighten their grip on ...... Pubdate: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:33:45 +0900

Unbeaten Wild Knights trounce Verblitz The Panasonic Wild Knights made it five straight bonus-point wins to start the Japan Rugby Top League season Saturday, beating the Toyota Verblitz 43-16 at ...... Pubdate: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:08:43 +0900

Kings sweep Canucks in two-game exhibition series in China The Los Angeles Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in penalties to win both of the NHL’s first-ever preseason games in China.Saturday’s game in Beijing ...... Pubdate: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:56:11 +0900

Takahashi, Matsutomo make quick work of Fukushima, Hirota to reach Japan Open final Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo on Saturday earned a berth in the Japan Open women’s doubles final, while women’s singles world champion Nozomi Okuhara withdrew ...... Pubdate: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:37:10 +0900

Banned tennis legend Nastase begins new career as diplomat Ilie Nastase is taking on a new role as a diplomat for the Czech Republic.The Romanian tennis great has been banned by the International Tennis ...... Pubdate: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:30:02 +0900

Goeido can wrap up title with victory over Harumafuji on final day Ozeki Goeido dodged a bullet on Saturday to rebound from back-to-back defeats and zero in on his second career championship at the Autumn Grand Sumo ...... Pubdate: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:08:13 +0900

Wozniacki storms into final Caroline Wozniacki ended Garbine Muguruza’s honeymoon as world No. 1 in clinical fashion with a 6-2, 6-0 win on Saturday to book her place in ...... Pubdate: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:59:24 +0900

Solo settles grievance with U.S. Soccer on ban Hope Solo has settled a grievance with U.S. Soccer over her suspension from the women’s national team following comments she made at the Rio Olympics.The ...... Pubdate: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:27:12 +0900

Buying a house in Japan can be an investment in joy The "return" on your investment in a home in Japan is best measured in terms of the pleasure it will yield and the doorway to ...... Pubdate: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:27:45 +0900

Alex Kerr recalls 1970s Japan and David Kidd, the mentor whose influence never fades Author and Japan hand Alex Kerr remembers the "larger than life, outrageous, tall, skinny, blond" David Kidd and the "golden age."... Pubdate: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:22:34 +0900

Garden party: a kitten named Keukenhof Keukenhof loves people and is totally fearless. He is also laid-back and happy to play by himself, as well as with humans or dogs.... Pubdate: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:00:28 +0900

Japan doesn’t need to criminalize hate speech Considering constitutional issues and the risk of creating 'martyrs,' the current law strikes the right balance.... Pubdate: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:55:12 +0900

With every new construction in Japan, fewer trees When houses are demolished, there is a very bad habit here of cutting down all the trees on the plot, leaving the ground cleared and ...... Pubdate: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:54:59 +0900

Japanese professor studies U.S. ‘birth of a nation’ and finds common humanity Understanding racial issues is key to knowing America's history and, through that, modern Japan's, says Keiko Shirakawa.... Pubdate: Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:32:54 +0900

Finally, non-Japanese residents can draw pensions after 10 years of paying in Foreign residents can now receive a Japanese old-age pension if they have paid in for a total of at least 10 years, rather than 25 ...... Pubdate: Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:20:05 +0900

Someone for me: a Shiba Inu named Solar Little Solar is a picture-perfect, diminutive Shiba inu. She weighs in at only 6 kilograms, a perfect size for apartment dwellers... Pubdate: Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:19:41 +0900

Hong Kong’s lesson in accountability for Japan’s ailing universities One word is key to understanding why the Chinese territory's universities tend to outshine Japan's in world university rankings.... Pubdate: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:40:17 +0900

What will it take to convince Japanese to ‘choose family’? Without a societal model that makes family life appear important and attractive, perhaps it's no wonder that many Japanese people have stopped choosing it.... Pubdate: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:39:59 +0900

Mischief makers: kittens named Preto and Melas If it's fun and games you like, this is the pair for you. These two boys have been described as "somewhere between puppies and kittens."... Pubdate: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:38:45 +0900

The other eclipse: Nazism recasts its shadow in Japan and the U.S. People on both sides of the Pacific must take a stand as a 20th-century scourge again infects political discourse.... Pubdate: Wed, 06 Sep 2017 20:00:01 +0900

Views from Tokyo: Will Mike Pence soon replace Donald Trump as U.S. president? Americans in Tokyo were asked if their vice president might soon be forced to step up and take the helm, as Gerald Ford did in ...... Pubdate: Wed, 06 Sep 2017 18:59:01 +0900

The hot topic of high-rise fire prevention The fire that killed at least 80 people in London’s Grenfell Tower in June, as well as similar apartment building blazes that recently occured in ...... Pubdate: Sun, 03 Sep 2017 18:04:37 +0900

How Japan got new contract law it neither wants nor needs One possible explanation for the inexplicable change in contract law: It is a giant experiment driven by academic hubris and bureaucratic ambition.... Pubdate: Sun, 03 Sep 2017 17:50:28 +0900

Some schools in Japan get air conditioning while others are left to nature’s whim Government data shows air conditioning is becoming standard in most Japanese public schools, but a handful of cities and prefectures are resisting the trend for ...... Pubdate: Sun, 03 Sep 2017 17:49:41 +0900

Japanese Chin named Chipie finds a home in Tokyo The dog formerly known as Parasol, a Japanese Chin mix, was first featured here in August of last year, when she was searching for a ...... Pubdate: Sun, 03 Sep 2017 17:48:14 +0900

Japanese fashion goes pop Cast your mind back to the giddy days of 2010, when the group of subcultural artists Chaos Lounge issued its first proclamation. While its stated ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:39:21 +0900

Working to preserve marine environment At a recent seminar in Tokyo, Swedish embassy officials explained that the Scandinavian country has worked out a unique dialogue inviting major stakeholders to preserve ...... Pubdate: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:36:53 +0900

Tens of thousands flee Bali’s rumbling Mount Agung volcano More than 34,000 people have fled from a rumbling volcano on the resort island of Bali as the magnitude of tremors grows, prompting fears it ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:37:32 +0900

Better games for serious hardware Get the Playstation 4 revved “Gran Turismo Sport” is Sony’s long-running “Gran Turismo” game’s PlayStation 4 debut. The first “GT” was released in 1997 on ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:19:25 +0900

A ruff guide to Seeing Eye dogs in Japan Ariel is a devoted labrador. Named after the title character in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” Ariel can’t get enough of her owner, 37-year-old Kanako Suzuki. ...... Pubdate: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:00:05 +0900

Conductor Tonio Shiga: Overcoming communication struggles with a baton As a conductor for the City Theater of Bremerhaven in the north of Germany, Tonio Shiga is used to being at the center of the ...... Pubdate: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:58:05 +0900

Mayuko Okada’s last meal: Pancakes over nattō Japanese cooking teacher on the joys of bill's famous creation and fermented soybeans.... Pubdate: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:57:55 +0900

Eating a way through the Nakasendo’s lower Kiso Road The Nakasendo was an Edo Period (1603-1868) road used for travel between the capital of Edo (Tokyo) and Kyoto, the former capital. The 69 post ...... Pubdate: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:56:08 +0900

Matsushita: Polishing the tradition of fine soba After living in France for nearly a decade, Toru Matsushita returned to his hometown of Osaka and took up where he left off in the ...... Pubdate: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:52:55 +0900

Beer Belly: Minoh’s Tenma branch has solid suds, tapas The first time I had a Minoh beer was on a stool years ago at a makeshift bar out the front of its brewery in ...... Pubdate: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:50:35 +0900

Storage matters: The various strata of Japanese fridges and other concerns A frequently overlooked aspect of kitchens in general is the importance of storage. In fact, most of the space in a kitchen is given over ...... Pubdate: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:48:12 +0900

‘Koara no Machi Yaki’: A cream-filled tribute to the well-known koala cookie Attached to the Lotteria fast-food restaurant in Nakano’s Sun Road shopping street is a special stall selling a special bear-shaped treat. They make a taiyaki ...... Pubdate: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:46:19 +0900

The safe thrills of indoor skydiving come to Kanto With the call of “Standby!” the butterflies in my stomach start to dance.Effortlessly, my instructor, Kazuki Suzuki, steps out. As I follow him, letting go ...... Pubdate: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:18:16 +0900

Dangen Entertainment hopes to help overseas developers find their way in Japan’s gaming world The group that would soon be known as Dangen Entertainment sat around Ben Judd’s house this past April, making plans and bouncing ideas off each ...... Pubdate: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:18:32 +0900

Sumo helps with heavy lifting in language Consider today's column my personal testimony that the sport of sumo can be a very useful aid for learning the Japanese language.... Pubdate: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:30:45 +0900

Kiryu makes history with sub-10 second 100 meters Sprinter Yoshihide Kiryu became the first Japanese to break the 10-second barrier in the 100 meters.... Pubdate: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:28:28 +0900

Let’s discuss young talent in sports Sometimes, the sport you are playing might not be the right fit for you, and you might have the potential to excel in something else.... Pubdate: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:27:00 +0900

Dancing to the tune of humanity Penniless and subsisting on only water for three weeks, Tokyo street-dweller Tokuchika Nishi thought he had come to the end of his life.“My money ran ...... Pubdate: Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:00:20 +0900

IOEA: The grass-roots gospel of otaku culture The International Otaku Expo Association (IOEA) could be the title of one of those self-referential, po-mo anime shows that is as much about fandom as ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:27:32 +0900

‘Devils in Daylight’ and ‘The Maids’: The literary sleuthing of Junichiro Tanizaki Question: Is it really the case that for a large part of the 20th century Japan enjoyed a golden age of literature? Or is this ...... Pubdate: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:38:59 +0900

‘One Piece’: Manga still popular, influential after two decades Eiichiro Oda’s long-running contemporary manga “One Piece” is the undisputed king of Japanese pop culture today. One Piece Vol.1, by Eiichiro Oda.216 pages VIZ MEDIA, ...... Pubdate: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:36:38 +0900

‘Ikiryo: Vengeance and Justice’: Murder and romance in medieval Kyoto The mysteries in I.J. Parker’s Sugawara Akitada saga, set in the latter part of Japan’s Heian Period (794-1185), are now up to 17 full-length books. ...... Pubdate: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:34:29 +0900

Ex-SMAP trio launch fan site hinting at October debut under new management Three ex-members of the disbanded all-male pop group SMAP have launched an official fan site with a video alluding to freedom from the group’s past ...... Pubdate: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:46:51 +0900

Theaters in Japan are increasingly looking at longer runs for their productions As I turned the pages of a free magazine in London this summer, a picture of a beaming woman clutching a signed CD and program ...... Pubdate: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:29:53 +0900

J-pop diva Namie Amuro plans to exit showbiz next September after 25-year career Popular singer Namie Amuro, who has a strong fan base in Asia, said Wednesday she will quit show business next September.“I, Namie Amuro, would like ...... Pubdate: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:36:34 +0900

Sapphire Slows is getting more vocal, and not just in her music When she first emerged on Tokyo’s bedroom producer scene in 2011, Sapphire Slows shot to prominence almost instantly, scoring a release on voguish Los Angeles ...... Pubdate: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:30:13 +0900

‘Okuda Tamio ni Naritai Boi to Deau Otoko Subete Kuruwaseru Garu’: A bumbling Romeo falls into love Many are the Japanese movies about virginal guys who are hopeless with women. One template is “Train Man,” a 2005 hit about a shy otaku ...... Pubdate: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:29:26 +0900

‘The Miracles of the Namiya General Store’: Nostalgia-fueled tears are on sale at this shop Japanese critics are calling “The Miracles of the Namiya General Store” the “most tear-inducing” story ever adapted from a Keigo Higashino novel. The best-selling author ...... Pubdate: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:28:41 +0900

Ultra stakes a claim on Japan’s music festival throne with help from Chainsmokers, Tiesto and more Security tugs a woozy-looking man toward the exit of Odaiba Ultra Park after he got in a scuffle with another festivalgoer. His opponent, only steps ...... Pubdate: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:50 +0900

The bigger picture is in the details Tetsu Fusen (1891-1976) was regarded as an unusual though gifted painter in his own time. In the decades since, however, he has largely been forgotten, ...... Pubdate: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:29:58 +0900

‘SNL’ Trump parodies clean up at Emmys as 11.4 million tune in Some 11.4 million Americans watched Sunday’s Emmy awards on television in a ceremony marked by jokes and jibes at U.S. President Donald Trump and where ...... Pubdate: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:36:36 +0900

Tenor Andrea Bocelli prays at River Jordan site of Jesus baptism Italian star tenor Andrea Bocelli made a pilgrimage to the traditional site of Jesus’ baptism Monday, praying for peace as he stood on the edge ...... Pubdate: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:02:57 +0900

In surprise appearance, Sean Spicer takes to Emmys stage to declare ‘largest audience’ ever to witness awards show Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary whose full-throated defense of Donald Trump earned him derision on television, delighted his former tormentors in a ...... Pubdate: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:33:03 +0900

With ‘Abby’ and ‘Thrones’ out of running, Colbert-hosted Emmys look to be open field Television’s biggest stars were dusting off their designer frocks and getting suited and booted Sunday for their chance to snag the biggest prizes for the ...... Pubdate: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 06:41:08 +0900

‘Bushido and the Art of Living’: Lessons from Japan’s ‘way of the warrior’ What we learn by the end of this urbanely written, empirically tested book is that Bushido is not merely a set of strategies for combat ...... Pubdate: Sat, 16 Sep 2017 22:38:43 +0900

Could even a missile alert stop Japanese from going to the office? Flexible working styles like telecommuting would benefit Japan on many levels.... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:07:00 +0900

What’s at stake in Chinese Communist Party convention When the Chinese Communist Party holds its convention next month, President Xi Jinping, who has already been given the designation of “core” leader, is expected ...... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:06:49 +0900

Juncker’s road map for European disaster Jean-Claude Juncker's plan to accelerate eurozone accession threatens to re-create in spades the chaos of the past decade.... Pubdate: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:06:44 +0900

In Japan under Shinzo Abe, more power to the PM, but to what end? In his final Counterpoint column, Jeff Kingston considers where Japan is heading under scandal-hit Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.... Pubdate: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:42:28 +0900

Folly of quake predictions The government should not rely on planning, not predictions, when it comes to earthquake preparation.... Pubdate: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:02:06 +0900

The literary magic of Harry Potter Will the ultra popular Harry Potter series stand the test of time?... Pubdate: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:00:11 +0900

Keeping land prices steady across Japan Local government coffers in rural areas continue to be battered by falling land prices.... Pubdate: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:15:46 +0900

Japan faces a consequential decision in possible snap election When they go to the polls, voters must rationally assess the successes and shortcomings of the LDP under Abe and what they mean for Japan's ...... Pubdate: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:15:36 +0900

Our dangerous, idiotic national conversation Cheap speech is reducing the relevance of political parties and newspapers as intermediaries between candidates and voters, which empowers demagogues.... Pubdate: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:15:18 +0900

Farewell, Cassini The Cassini-Huygens space probe, whose 20 year mission ended last Friday, highlighted what multinational collaboration and cooperation can achieve.... Pubdate: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:04:54 +0900

How Kake Gakuen’s application process bucked the norm School operator Kake Gakuen's application to open a new veterinary medicine department strayed from well established procedures.... Pubdate: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:04:34 +0900

Moving toward Kurdish independence? The Kurds' quest for self-rule puts them in the crosshairs of Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Russia and the United States.... Pubdate: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:03:47 +0900

Power and purpose in democratic politics Could U.S. President Donald Trump's recent overtures to Democrats be a sign that he is embracing centrist politics?... Pubdate: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:05:04 +0900

Brace for the coming robot arms race Even if mankind can avoid a nuclear apocalypse, the coming AI and robotic revolution may prove an equal existential challenge.... Pubdate: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:04:15 +0900

Hurricane Trump makes landfall in Manhattan The Trump administration's apparent determination to break the Iran nuclear deal is causing global alarm, for good reason.... Pubdate: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:03:57 +0900

Abe’s partisan quest for a snap election Should he decide to hold a snap election, Prime Minister Abe should make clear to voters exactly what new mandate he is seeking.... Pubdate: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:50:40 +0900

The tragedy of Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar's de facto leader still retains enough moral authority to prevent the Rohingya people from being driven out and forgotten — if she is ...... Pubdate: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:49:37 +0900

How the prime minister can win over Japan’s neighbors Pulling South Korea and Indonesia into the TPP tent would make the free trade pact all the more meaningful.... Pubdate: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:48:50 +0900

Above the law on college campuses America's institutions of higher education should follow the same standards of justice as the rest of the nation.... Pubdate: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:47:44 +0900

Hillary Clinton: the perfect one Hillary Clinton's new campaign memoir remains true to her long-standing line: The fault for any mistakes always lies with others.... Pubdate: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:46:53 +0900

Americans feared Trump, but normalized leftist violence The cost of preventing thieves from stealing American's constitutionally guaranteed freedoms is growing increasingly high.... Pubdate: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:45:32 +0900








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