February 05, 2016
Unforeseen developments sometimes rock elections in Taiwan. The latest incident, which shook the Jan. 16 presidential and national assembly elections, revolved around the flag of the Republic of China, designated the “national flag” on the island.
January 30, 2016
A ballet, just like an opera, fills me with what I call “motivation for life.”
January 17, 2016
Tokyo has reiterated that relocating the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, to the Henoko district of Nago, also in the prefecture, represents the only available option in terms of security.
December 31, 2015
In the lead-up to the fifth winter since the 2011 disasters, a man from Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, was speaking into a microphone at the side of Hachiko, the iconic statue of the faithful dog, in front of Tokyo's Shibuya Station.
December 29, 2015
JAKARTA--Japanese are perhaps too comfortable with chasing after the United States and European nations, something we have done since the Meiji Era (1868-1912).
December 21, 2015
BEIJING--Through a Chinese online auction service, I purchased a copy of the Sept. 13, 1982, issue of the People’s Daily newspaper that was aged-tanned at the corners.
December 15, 2015
My pager woke me up while I was taking a nap in the press room at Osaka’s Minami Police Station one day in September 1985.
December 08, 2015
SHIJIAZHUANG, China--The renminbi, a mover and shaker in world markets, originated in a nondescript building in this city about a 90-minute ride on a high-speed railway south of Beijing.
December 01, 2015
Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a historic handshake with Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou on Nov. 7, the 98th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.
November 16, 2015
“I want to be sent to the front lines soon and fight,” a patient was quoted as saying to an Imperial Japanese Army surgeon who served in the Second Sino-Japanese War.
November 13, 2015
BEIJING--Women's rights activist Wang Man was sitting and reading a scholarly book on psychology as she waited to meet me in this Chinese capital.
November 07, 2015
TANOHATA, Iwate Prefecture--Anti-nuclear campaigner Hisa Iwami, who worked as a public health nurse in this northeastern village, died on Sept. 19. She was 97.
November 03, 2015
BEIJING--After Chinese researcher Tu Youyou was named a co-recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, one may well expect the country's scientific community to be enraptured.
October 29, 2015
BANGKOK--Thai authorities have brought down the curtain on their investigation into a deadly explosion at a prime location in August, but the truth behind the terror attack remains shrouded in mystery.
October 27, 2015
Japan is kidding itself if it truly believes it has full sovereignty 70 years after its defeat in World War II.
POINT OF VIEW/ Genichiro Takahashi: Security legislation protesters take ownership of their thoughts
October 19, 2015
On the night national security legislation cleared the Upper House, I was around the south gate of the Diet building amid a sea of people who had gathered there.
October 17, 2015
Japanese and Chinese fighter jets, which are at daily loggerheads, are drawn into hostilities over the South China Sea.
October 15, 2015
BEIJING--At an international symposium this summer in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi criticized Japan for failing to embrace China's emergence as a global power.
October 13, 2015
LONDON--Prince Philip, the future Duke of Edinburgh, was aboard the HMS Whelp at anchor in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2, 1945.
October 03, 2015
Protesters mounted desperate demonstrations day after day, but the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stuck to its plan, and new national security legislation was enacted on Sept. 19.