POINT OF VIEW/ Keiichiro Oizumi: Thailand’s new investment strategy aims to upgrade industrial structure
May 13, 2015
The Thai government began implementing its Seven-Year Investment Promotion Strategy (2015-2021) in January. Its aims are to enhance the country’s industrial structure and the correction of regional income disparities, and the occasion provides Japanese businesses with an opportunity to review their production systems in Thailand.
POINT OF VIEW/ Yoko Morishita: Ballerina from Hiroshima performs ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ with sense of mission
May 12, 2015
I was born in Hiroshima in 1948, and as far back as I can remember, rebuilding of the city was well under way.
May 01, 2015
KITAKATA, Fukushima Prefecture--Yauemon Sato, the ninth-generation chief of a sake brewery operating here since 1790, likens the crippled reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to “caldrons of hell.”
April 30, 2015
The day after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt made his "day of infamy" speech before Congress.
INTERVIEW/ David Shear: New U.S.-Japan Defense Guidelines transform the alliance into 'seamless and global'
April 29, 2015
The U.S.-Japan alliance will be seamless and effective with the newly revised Guidelines for Defense Cooperation between the two countries, said the top U.S. defense department official in charge of the Asia-Pacific region.
April 26, 2015
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to become the first Japanese leader to deliver an address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress.
INTERVIEW/ Au Loongyu: Networking of Chinese laborers bound to change China's 'bureaucratic capitalism'
April 22, 2015
While Chinese President Xi Jinping forges ahead with a massive crackdown on corruption, questions have arisen as to why he had to do so in the first place.
April 14, 2015
For 70 years, Japan and Germany have taken different paths in dealing with the negative legacies they shouldered after their defeat in World War II.
April 12, 2015
OSLO--He is known as a “living legend” in snowboarding, once a perennial favorite for gold medals. But Terje Haakonsen famously boycotted the 1998 Nagano Games, and other top snowboarders followed suit. Recently, he was involved in a campaign demanding that Oslo in his home country of Norway withdraw its candidacy to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
April 08, 2015
China’s consumer sentiment is shifting from cheap cars to vehicles that are more functional, stylish and comfortable. As a growing number of consumers have come to appreciate the value of Japanese cars, Japanese auto manufacturers need to place more importance on the Chinese market.
April 07, 2015
China has been working hard to create a new financial institution, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and major U.S. allies, including the U.K. and Germany, announced their intent to join.
March 25, 2015
The 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, which triggered the Fukushima nuclear disaster, was immediately followed by a legion of photo books, collections of testimonies, journalistic reports and books addressing the nuclear power issue.
March 19, 2015
The village of Kawauchi, where I serve as mayor, is located 20 to 30 kilometers southwest of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
March 18, 2015
Driven by large deals, global transaction volume of mergers and acquisitions in 2014 grew to a post-2007 high in terms of value.
March 11, 2015
“Teikoku no Ianfu” (Comfort women of the empire) is an ambitious piece of work that has received praise by some but also been so reviled by others that the author faces legal action in South Korea.
March 06, 2015
The sudden drop in crude oil prices from early autumn 2014 has had a beneficial effect overall on Asian economies, particularly those that depend heavily on crude oil imports, such as Thailand, Singapore and South Korea.
March 05, 2015
I have been covering the Palestine-Israel conflict in the Middle East for nearly 30 years.
POINT OF VIEW/ Muneo Kanno: Farmers, volunteers unite to bring Fukushima's fertile land back to life
February 25, 2015
IITATE, Fukushima Prefecture--I helped organize the Fukushima Saisei no Kai (Resurrection of Fukushima) nonprofit organization three months after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami and have been engaged independently in radioactive cleanup work and radiation level measurements.
February 20, 2015
Yuichiro Miura, a professional skier and mountaineer, became the oldest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest at age 80 in 2013.
February 20, 2015
Peter Maurer, International Committee of the Red Cross president, believes it is important to focus on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons and "the necessity to move forward on nuclear disarmament."