Sarah Suk
For Sarah Suk's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
May 1, 2007
U.S. admiral confident of missile shield effectiveness
proven that capability. I have great confidence in that capability," he said. The commander of the Hawaii-based fleet admitted the system is "very expensive" but said it is because of the advanced nature of the technology involved and that he is pleased with the progress in developing the capability together with Japan.
Japan Times
Nov 23, 2006
Futenma relocation gets a shot in the arm
Hirokazu Nakaima's election Sunday as governor of Okinawa has given some breathing room to the central government.
Feb 17, 2006
Rape victim vs. 'wall of bureaucracy'
In the early hours of an April day in 2002, an Australian woman claims she was raped by a U.S. sailor inside her van in a parking lot in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Sep 18, 2005
Japan to keep plugging away at the U.N.
Earlier this year, the government appeared confident that Japan could become a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council this fall when world leaders were to meet in New York to discuss reforming the 60-year-old body. But the environment surrounding its bid took a turn for the worse, and the U.N. has postponed resolving questions over reform at least until the end of the year.
Japan Times
Jul 6, 2004
DPJ's Korean for Asia unity, ethnic pride
Drawing on his Korean heritage, Shinkun Haku hopes to enter Japan's political world by pledging to help bring about a more united Asia.
Nov 12, 2002
Japan's education style touted for terrorism fight
Japan's education system and its aid for education elsewhere in Asia could help in the international fight against terrorism, according to a senior fellow at Stanford University's Institute for International Studies.
Oct 22, 2001
Koizumi, Jiang begin talks on economic aid, terrorism
SHANGHAI -- Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and Chinese President Jiang Zemin began talks Sunday evening to discuss bilateral issues, including Japan's future economic cooperation with China, as well as global efforts to tackle terrorism.
Sep 20, 2000
Fukuoka hosts Asian Month
Fukuoka, which promotes itself as a historic gateway to Asia, has been hosting events to raise awareness of Asian culture each fall since 1990. This year, the Fukuoka Municipal Government has declared September to be Asian Month and has organized a wide variety of cultural activities.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on