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US–South Korea military negotiations could cost the alliance
Author: Se Young Jang, MIT Inter-Korean rapprochement, ushered in by the series of North–South summits and working-level meetings that took place in 2018, is changing the security environment on the Korean Peninsula. While reconciliation between (...)
News on Japan - 13 February 2019
Government slammed over handling of reporter
The government’s handling of a Tokyo Shimbun reporter known for her assertive questioning style has come under heavy scrutiny, after it emerged that authorities issued ...
The Japan Times - 13 February 2019
Men Share Their Best And Worst Valentine’s Stories From Japan
Last year, I wrote about women sharing their best and worst White Day stories, so this year I decided that it's only fair to ask around for the gents' experience, as well. So I asked some guy friends if they had any memorable Valentine's stories (...)
News on Japan - 13 February 2019
Tokyo to introduce ordinance to prevent child abuse after high profile cases
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government said Wednesday it will introduce an ordinance on child abuse prevention, banning parents and other guardians from physically punishing and verbally ...
The Japan Times - 13 February 2019
Get to bottom of flawed apartment construction
Both the company and the authorities need to determine why such a large-scale faulty construction was allowed to happen and take steps to ensure such ...
The Japan Times - 13 February 2019
The battle over Huawei ‘spyware’
The real aim of the American authorities is to address the security threat that Huawei poses to the U.S.
The Japan Times - 13 February 2019
Japan’s women need more than office jobs
If the country wants to slow its population decline, it must abolish its two-track labor system.
The Japan Times - 13 February 2019
Lawyers leading defense of Nissan ex-Chairman Carlos Ghosn quit; veteran attorney joins legal (...)
Two lawyers defending former Nissan Motor Co. chief Carlos Ghosn on charges of financial misconduct submitted their resignations on Wednesday, their law firm said in ...
The Japan Times - 13 February 2019
Twenty years after frontman Shinji Sato’s death, Fishmans is still walking in the rhythm
In the eternal present of modern listening, when the entire history of recorded sound is just a few clicks away, some music reverberates for longer. ...
The Japan Times - 13 February 2019
Mikaela Shiffrin, skiing’s brightest star, cites Naomi Osaka as inspiration
During her inexorable rise to someday becoming the most successful Alpine skier in history, Mikaela Shiffrin has been shooting some admiring glances at another young ...
The Japan Times - 13 February 2019
‘Born Bone Born’: A family reunited by a skeletal bath
Having attended a few funerals here and seen dozens more on the screen, I thought I knew a bit about the ceremonies and rituals surrounding ...
The Japan Times - 13 February 2019
Chai’s ‘Punk’ is an irrepressibly upbeat victory lap
For a band that made its name by bucking kawaii conventions, Chai can be awfully cute. On its second album, misleadingly titled “Punk,” the quartet ...
The Japan Times - 13 February 2019
Words of support pour in for swimmer Rikako Ikee after leukemia diagnosis
Words of encouragement poured in for swimming star Rikako Ikee on Tuesday after she revealed she had been diagnosed with leukemia.Ikee, an 18-year-old Tokyo 2020 ...
The Japan Times - 13 February 2019
Celtics maintain dominance over 76ers behind 26 from Gordon Hayward
The Boston Celtics still own the Philadelphia 76ers no matter who is on the court.Gordon Hayward scored 26 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:50 ...
The Japan Times - 13 February 2019
Gaffe-prone Olympics minister slammed for saying he is ‘really disappointed’ over swimmer Ikee’s leukemia (...)
Gaffe-prone Olympics minister Yoshitaka Sakurada apologized Wednesday for making comments he acknowledged “lacked consideration” for star Rikako Ikee’s feelings following her leukemia diagnosis.Sakurada, who is (...)
The Japan Times - 13 February 2019
Osaka’s split with coach shocks tennis world
Deep into the Melbourne night on Jan. 26, the newly crowned world No. 1 was still fielding questions from a room full of reporters.“For the ...
The Japan Times - 13 February 2019
Wrestlers put aside differences to promote U.S. sumo
Kelly Gneiting is a religious fundamentalist.The 205-kg bearded giant is also an outspoken member of the ultraconservative Independent American Party, whose social media feeds are ...
The Japan Times - 13 February 2019
Kyushu Electric Power to scrap No. 2 reactor at Genkai nuclear plant
Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it has decided to scrap its aging No. 2 reactor at its Genkai nuclear plant in Saga Prefecture.The utility ...
The Japan Times - 13 February 2019
Pentagon outlines first artificial intelligence strategy as China, Russia chip away at U.S. technological (...)
The U.S. military wants to expand its use of artificial intelligence in warfare but says it will take care to deploy the technology in accordance ...
The Japan Times - 13 February 2019
Demand for ‘comfort women’ apology by Emperor angered many in Japan, Abe says, as U.S. seeks (...)
An intensifying feud between Tokyo and Seoul continued to escalate Wednesday, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe telling a parliamentary committee that comments by the speaker ...
The Japan Times - 13 February 2019
LGBT couples to file lawsuit on Valentine’s Day in push for equal marriage rights in Japan
Last fall, Ai Nakajima, 40, tied the knot in Germany with her long-time partner, Kristina Baumann, a 32-year-old from Berlin. But in Japan, where they ...
The Japan Times - 13 February 2019
Top U.S. military brass cautiously optimistic on North Korean diplomacy despite claim Kim won’t relinquish his (...)
The top U.S. military commander for Asia and the head of American forces in South Korea have both expressed rare cautious optimism on diplomatic progress ...
The Japan Times - 13 February 2019
Werder Bremen won’t allow Yuya Osako to play for Japan at Copa America
Japan striker Yuya Osako will not be able to participate in the 2019 Copa America in Brazil later this year, his German first-division club Werder ...
The Japan Times - 13 February 2019



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