INTERVIEW/ Amy Searight: U.S. carries ‘no uncertainty’ about response to rise of China
The increasing rotational presence of the U.S. forces in Southeast Asia and Australia is not a substitute for a permanent presence but a critical building block of the U.S....
VOX POPULI: Abducted at 13, Megumi Yokota would be 50 in a few days
Just as meals we eat are rich on some days and light on others, some years have more things going on than others.
Murong Xuecun in Hong Kong (Photo by Gen Pau)
INTERVIEW/ Murong Xuecun: Internet main battlefield over free...
HONG KONG--Beijing is intensifying efforts to regain its “turf” on the Internet, the main battlefield over free speech between authorities and citizens in China, according to a popular writer and influential blogger.
POINT OF VIEW/ Takeshi Jingu: Risks, opportunities in China’s...
POINT OF VIEW/ Morton H. Halperin: Time to strike a comprehensive...
INTERVIEW/ Sun Ge: Unprejudiced curiosity is needed to mend...
The Bank of Japan head office in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi district (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
EDITORIAL: Economy divided between winners and losers
Japan seems to be split between people and companies that are feeling the benefits of a weaker yen and those who aren’t. That is the reality of the nation’s economy and "Abenomics," the economic strategy devised by Prime...
EDITORIAL: Abe and his picks must clarify stance on Zaitokukai,...
EDITORIAL: Window of opportunity opens for Japan-S. Korea summit
EDITORIAL: Abe must keep international pledge not to wage war
EDITORIAL: Abe, Xi need to redesign the bilateral relationship
A ceremony is held to mark the inauguration of the Tokaido Shinkansen Line service at Tokyo Station on Oct. 1, 1964. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
VOX POPULI: Tokaido Shinkansen turns 50 years old
Everyone in Japan is familiar with this opening line of "Tetsudo Shoka" (Songs of railways): "With the sound of a whistle at Shinbashi ..."
VOX POPULI: Drawing inspiration from those in the autumn of their...
VOX POPULI: The frightening unpredictability of nature
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The “Domon” rock tunnel, an exit point of the Tonokuchiseki canal, on Mount Iimoriyama in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture (Toshihide Ueda)
COMMENTARY: Fukushima's micro-hydropower ambitions face challenges
AIZU-WAKAMATSU, Fukushima Prefecture--The 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, which triggered a nuclear disaster and prompted a national debate on energy policy, has added a new role for a historic canal that draws...
POINT OF VIEW/ Genichiro Takahashi: Imagining the unimaginable...
COMMENTARY: Labor re-education system is gone, but rancor remains...
COMMENTARY: Manila in new arms race with a China it cannot match

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