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For Jesse Johnson's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

South Korea warns of Islamic State threat to U.S. bases

Jun 21, 2016

South Korea warns of Islamic State threat to U.S. bases

The Islamic State group has gathered information on 77 U.S. and NATO air force facilities around the globe and is urging its supporters to attack them, according to South Korea’s intelligence agency. The National Intelligence Service (NIS) said in a statement Sunday that the ...

Jun 20, 2016

China cracks down foreign-inspired TV shows

China is clamping down on imported television shows and remakes that use formats from abroad in a bid to “promote domestic originality,” the country’s top media regulator has said. The move, effective July 1, will mean that the airing of remakes of foreign reality ...

Big in Japan? Faux Trump ad video goes viral

Jun 18, 2016

Big in Japan? Faux Trump ad video goes viral

Donald Trump is tangling with Japan again. This time, the only nuclear weapons involved are the ones being launched in a viral video posing as a Japanese-made commercial for the Republican U.S. presidential candidate. The satirical video, created by American YouTube personality Mike Dahlquist, ...