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53 articles published/printed


Jun 04, 2013

Tokyo-area frequency of quakes still high

The frequency of quakes measuring magnitude 3 or stronger in the Tokyo area at the end of last year remained higher than before the massive Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011.

A term for Abe's ilk? Well, nonliberal

| Jun 04, 2013

A term for Abe's ilk? Well, nonliberal

by Eric Johnston

Foreign media and overseas Japan experts largely use 19th- and 20th-century labels to describe Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and current Japanese politics led by his Liberal Democratic Party — “right-wing,” “hawkish,” “conservative” and “nationalist.” Japanese and the Japanese media either use and agree with, ...

Erdogan defiant in face of protests in Turkey

Jun 04, 2013

Erdogan defiant in face of protests in Turkey

Turkey’s leaders faced a fourth day of protests Monday after demonstrators clashed with police firing tear gas, in the biggest outburst of anger at the Islamist-rooted government since it took power more than a decade ago. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has remained defiant ...

World Bank head: Hike investment in Africa

Jun 04, 2013

World Bank head: Hike investment in Africa

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim expressed hope Monday that Japan will boost investment in Africa, which Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has highlighted as a key target market under the country’s economic growth strategy, the Finance Ministry said. During a 30-minute meeting with Finance ...

South Korean president gets baptism by fire

| Jun 04, 2013

South Korean president gets baptism by fire

As presidential baptisms go, being threatened with a pre-emptive nuclear strike within 10 days of taking office is probably about as fiery as it gets. South Korean President Park Geun-hye will have completed 100 days on Tuesday — a period dominated by soaring military ...

Africa also has stake in UNSC reform: Abe

Jun 04, 2013

Africa also has stake in UNSC reform: Abe

by Jun Hongo

Japan and African nations must cooperate to push forward United Nations Security Council reform in order to realize better global governance, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development. It was the first meeting between leaders of Japan ...

Jun 04, 2013

Nankai quake preparedness

Can Japan even begin to prepare for the effects of a future Nankai Trough quake? A Cabinet office final report has a sober warning.

Party hale and hearty and don't feel guilty

Jun 04, 2013

Party hale and hearty and don't feel guilty

by Maggie Fazeli Fard

What’s the secret to hosting a memorable dinner party? For 29-year-old Sarah Waybright, it’s a trifecta of good company, good food and good wine — plus a menu that won’t leave guests feeling sick, stuffed or guilt-ridden. “When you think about ‘treating’ yourself, it’s ...

Giants cage Lions to end losing streak

Jun 04, 2013

Giants cage Lions to end losing streak

Daisuke Nakai hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the fourth inning, Shuichi Murata homered for insurance in the fifth, and the Yomiuri Giants beat the Seibu Lions 7-3 in an interleague game on Monday night. Toshiya Sugiuchi limited the damage to three runs — ...