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.
October 01, 2015
FUKUSHIMA--One question has remained in my mind since I moved to this city, the capital of Fukushima Prefecture, one and a half years ago: Why are there so many power plants in this prefecture?
September 25, 2015
HIROSHIMA--When I met her again, she was in paradise, and I was still on this earth.
September 21, 2015
BEIJING--I sat in a spectator’s seat outside Tiananmen Gate to watch a military parade held on Sept. 3 in the Chinese capital to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
September 20, 2015
DAVAO, Philippines--A Japanese-language class is offered free of charge every Saturday on the premises of a private home close to the seashore, a little less than an hour’s drive from the center of this city on Mindanao Island.
POINT OF VIEW/ Genichiro Takahashi: Time to end 70 years of ‘outsourcing’ politics and reclaim ownership
September 17, 2015
On a recent visit to the Takahashi family grave for the first time in 10 years, I came across a bizarre sight: A white sheet of paper, large enough to cover about one-third the family gravestone, was taped onto it.
September 11, 2015
BANGKOK--Suppose that a military officer, to whom you are not particularly close, has clicked the “Like” button on your Facebook page only when you have uploaded family photos there.
September 08, 2015
Fifty-three months after the fateful nuclear disaster, the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture has become the first in Japan to resume after all were taken offline for safety inspections.
September 02, 2015
TANOHATA, Iwate Prefecture--A sandy beach filling a gap in the cliffs and a badly damaged seawall came into view soon after I embarked on a sightseeing ship along the coastal area of this village, which has received the moniker of “Alps of the sea.”