May 25, 2015
HO CHI MINH CITY--Scenes of the Vietnam War remain vivid in the memories of a 54-year-old professor, who teaches at a private university in this southern megalopolis.
May 20, 2015
The planned relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma from Ginowan to the Henoko district of Nago, both in Okinawa Prefecture, is attracting attention. Here are some of my opinions on the matter.
May 19, 2015
KAGOSHIMA--Onions, carrots, garlic and peas were among the crops seen planted carefully on small patches of farmland that lay by the side and at the back of a detached house in this city near the southern end of Kyushu.
May 11, 2015
What is visible on the surface may not appear to be a big story. But what lies underneath deserves more attention.
May 07, 2015
A building that is believed to serve as the headquarters of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, an upcoming China-led international financial institution, is under construction in the Beijing Financial Street, a district west of Tiananmen Square.
April 24, 2015
In my second year in high school, a friend and I hitchhiked from Kobe to Hiroshima during the summer holidays. Our plan was to be in Hiroshima on Aug. 6. We arrived there late at night on Aug. 5.
April 21, 2015
CHIANG MAI, Thailand--A phrase in Japanese is painted in large letters across the front and rear windows of a Honda four-wheel drive vehicle that Anupong Tangwongsakul steers through the scorching heat of this northern Thai city.
April 20, 2015
GUANGZHOU, China--Readers may be surprised to learn there is a Statue of Liberty in China.
April 17, 2015
BEIJING--There is finally momentum toward improving Japan-China relations.
April 10, 2015
ISLAMABAD--Mushtaq, a 40-year-old restaurant owner, lives in daily fear for himself and his family: Terrorism is a deadly neighbor.
April 09, 2015
I traveled to Beijing for the first time in two years to cover the National People's Congress. On the night of March 15, when the session closed, I attended a function with colleagues when someone who checked a news site on their mobile phone said, "Xu Caihou died."
April 05, 2015
While German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is moving to pull the plug on nuclear power in her nation, was visiting Japan on March 9, I met with a former Lower House member.
April 04, 2015
Communities along the Sanriku coast of the Tohoku region, devastated by the tsunami following the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, reportedly remain in plight as they face a mountain of problems: people are leaving their communities, industrial infrastructure is weakening and the population is rapidly aging.
April 02, 2015
Less than a week after German Chancellor Angela Merkel ended her first visit to Japan in seven years, she was flanked by two Chinese heavyweights named Ma on March 15 during an opening ceremony for a trade fair in Hanover, Germany.
April 01, 2015
I recently sent for a book from Japan that a friend recommended, titled "The Day President Obama Lays a Wreath at Hiroshima." It was written six years ago by Fumio Matsuo, a former Washington bureau chief of Kyodo News.
March 30, 2015
FUTABA, Fukushima Prefecture--A daily calendar pad on a living room wall in a private home in this northeastern community still showed the fateful date: “March 11, 2011.”
March 26, 2015
The recent hostage crisis in Syria got me thinking about a number of things. For one, only a few people talked about Haruna Yukawa, one of the two hostages presumably slain by Islamic State militants. Granted, many of his actions were hard to comprehend. Does that mean he was an anomaly and unlike any of us?
March 24, 2015
FUKUSHIMA--Four years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami triggered a triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in March 2011.
March 20, 2015
Tokyo Camii, Japan’s largest mosque, located in the capital’s Yoyogi-Uehara district, has been seeing an incessant flow of visitors of late.
March 15, 2015
BEIJING--The National Day celebrations held on Oct. 1, 1984, to mark the 35th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China are remembered by the public in this nation for being particularly unforgettable.