TPP cements U.S.-Japan ties; Congress could undo pact

Oct 6, 2015

TPP cements U.S.-Japan ties; Congress could undo pact

The conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement offers a major boost to the United States-Japan bilateral relationship and the promise of closer economic integration. It was agreed Monday after a marathon negotiating session in Atlanta. But while the mood in official Japan is one ...

Social sciences touted as climate changers at Kyoto tech forum

Oct 4, 2015

Social sciences touted as climate changers at Kyoto tech forum

The role of social sciences in finding solutions to long-term energy and environmental problems will only grow in importance as the world works to meet its future energy needs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, participants at the opening day of the annual Science and ...

| Sep 24, 2015

Hashimoto gets typically Trump on protests

Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto is many things to many people, but nobody doubts his skill in the art of provocation. “There are 100 million voters in Japan,” he said recently. “What percent of them are protesting in front of the Diet? The number is ...

Site of 1930s activism, Kyoto cafe is steeped in heritage

Sep 22, 2015

Site of 1930s activism, Kyoto cafe is steeped in heritage

Nestled away on a side street just south of the busy intersection of Shijo and Kiyamachi streets, the Western facade of the Salon de the Francois cafe stands out amidst the traditional machiya wooden townhouses. Inside, the Italian Baroque design, the classical music playing ...