/ Apr 6, 2017

Trump's hawkish stance on North to test antsy Abe's diplomacy

The U.S. government’s stance of keeping all options, including military action, “on the table” to deal with North Korea is testing the nerves of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his administration. North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test Wednesday prompted questions about what Tokyo intends ...

Nov 7, 2016

Japan's JET Programme marks 30th anniversary

Alumni and current participants in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme vowed Monday to continue to act as bridges between Japanese and overseas communities as they gathered to mark the 30th anniversary of the government project. “As more and more Japanese companies look to ...

Apr 3, 2014

Obama may visit Japan around April 23-25

The United States and Japan are trying to schedule for President Barack Obama to visit Tokyo sometime between April 23 and 25, a Japanese government source said Wednesday. Japan plans to welcome Obama as a state guest, the first U.S. president to be accorded ...

'Comfort women' statues spur debate

Feb 27, 2014

'Comfort women' statues spur debate


In the northern Los Angeles suburb of Glendale, population 192,000, sits a public park with a simple statue that has become a lightning rod in the brewing political storm among the United States, Japan and South Korea over the past few months. Erected by ...