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Suu Kyi visit puts pragmatism in spotlight

| Apr 20, 2013

Suu Kyi visit puts pragmatism in spotlight

Known worldwide as a prodemocracy icon, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi showed herself to also be a capable and pragmatic politician during her weeklong visit to Japan as she sought backing for her country’s political and economic development. In her first visit ...

Young Kim pushing harder than ever

| Apr 20, 2013

Young Kim pushing harder than ever

by Walter Pincus

How provocative has the United States been to North Korea? For almost two months, the U.S. and South Korea have had more than 200,000 ground troops, tanks, helicopters, fighter bombers, strategic bombers, submarines and destroyers exercising close to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) and a ...

Apr 20, 2013

G-20 set to confirm devaluation restraint policy

Finance chiefs from the Group of 20 started a two-day meeting Thursday night in the U.S. with Japan expected to make an effort to play down concerns about its bold quantitative easing measures, which are weakening the yen and threatening to harm other economies. ...

Climate change feared to create global food crisis

Apr 20, 2013

Climate change feared to create global food crisis

When Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire Dec. 17, 2010, it was in protest at heavy-handed treatment and harassment in his province. But a host of new studies suggest that a major factor in the subsequent uprisings that became known as ...

Obama's defeat on guns imperils his entire agenda

| Apr 20, 2013

Obama's defeat on guns imperils his entire agenda

By killing gun reform, the U.S. Senate did more than deal a painfully personal defeat to Barack Obama — it raised questions about the still-ambitious president’s entire second-term agenda. So far, Obama’s thumping November election win has produced little of legislative substance, other than ...

IT entrepreneur hopes to revive rural areas

Apr 20, 2013

IT entrepreneur hopes to revive rural areas

by Yuko Fukaya

An American entrepreneur has embarked on a project to invigorate rural communities in Japan and create new jobs by reusing abandoned school buildings for his IT business. Smart Technology Partners, founded in 2010 by Carl Sundberg and now employing 30 people, opened its first ...

A journey across Margaret Thatcher's England

Apr 20, 2013

A journey across Margaret Thatcher's England

by Elizabeth Day

Much of Eileen Jeffrey’s adult life has been shaped by a woman she never met and a prime minister she never voted for. “I remember Margaret Thatcher, of course I do,” Jeffrey says, standing in the shadow of the South Quay Docklands Light Railway ...

Apr 20, 2013

Cabinet backs letting SDF use land vehicles for overseas rescues

The Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday endorsed a revision to the Self-Defense Forces law that would allow emergency transportation of Japanese and other nationals overseas using land vehicles. The government and the ruling parties will aim for approval of the bill ...

Apr 20, 2013

More Tepco mismanagement

Leaky underground storage pools have forced Tepco to start transferring radioactive water to aboveground tanks at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.

Apr 20, 2013

Online campaigning nears

Enactment of a bill to allow candidates' campaigns to use the Internet is expected to increase people's interest in politics and voters' turnout at the polls.

Sakamoto grand slam powers Giants in rout

Apr 20, 2013

Sakamoto grand slam powers Giants in rout

Hayato Sakamoto rallied his team with a grand slam and captain Shinnosuke Abe broke the game open with a three-run drive in the late going as the Yomiuri Giants pounded the Hiroshima Carp 8-1 to open a three-game series on Friday. Dennis Houlton (3-0) ...