Takuya Karube

For Takuya Karube's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Japanese movies may set ties with China in motion in 2017

Dec 24, 2016

Japanese movies may set ties with China in motion in 2017

Japanese movies have the potential to give fresh impetus to efforts by Tokyo and Beijing to warm political relations in 2017, as evidenced by the recent smash-hit animation “Your Name.” in China. Yoji Yamada, a prominent Japanese film director whose latest comedy’s remake is ...

North Korea says fresh probe into Japan abductees almost done

Sep 10, 2015

North Korea says fresh probe into Japan abductees almost done

North Korea has nearly completed a fresh investigation it promised Japan last year into the fates of Japanese citizens allegedly abducted by the country decades ago, according to a senior North Korean diplomat. “What is obvious is that (North Korea) has conducted the investigation ...

Chinese skip military parade, head to Japan

Sep 4, 2015

Chinese skip military parade, head to Japan

China staged a massive military parade Thursday celebrating with fanfare the 70th anniversary of Japan’s defeat in World War II, but not all Chinese were glued to the spectacle: Many had fled, for Japan. Japan was one of the most popular overseas destinations for ...

China grows more wary about Abe

/ Jul 22, 2013

China grows more wary about Abe

China is apprehensive about Japan becoming more nationalistic after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition scored a comfortable win in Sunday’s Upper House election, giving the ruling bloc control of both Diet chambers for the first time in six years. Chinese media and some ...

Strains to gradually ebb: Chinese scholar

Jul 16, 2013

Strains to gradually ebb: Chinese scholar

A leading Chinese expert on Japanese affairs is predicting a gradual improvement in relations between Asia’s two biggest economies after this Sunday’s Upper House election, regardless of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s hawkish political beliefs. “It is welcoming for China that there will be political ...