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David Inoue, the executive director of the Japanese American Citizens League, in Farragut Square, near the building that used to house the War Relocation Authority, in Washington. Inoue says his group has been more divided than it has been in decades on how it should respond to the Israel-Hamas war.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 20, 2024
War in the Gaza Strip causes surprising rift within Japanese American group
A new generation is pushing one of the largest Asian American civil rights groups to sever ties with prominent Jewish American organizations.
Yuki Kondo-Shah beside the U.S. Embassy where she works in London on Dec. 22. As U.S.-China tensions rise, national security employees with ties to Asia say U.S. counterintelligence officers wrongly regard them as potential spies and unfairly ban them from jobs.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 2, 2024
Asian American officials cite unfair treatment in China tensions
Federal employees say they are being blocked from jobs for security reasons because of their ties to Asia, even distant ones.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 29, 2022
Sex assault trial in U.S. a rare moment for Chinese #MeToo movement
Founder of JD.com Richard Liu is one of the highest-profile Chinese figures accused of sexual assault or rape to face the scrutiny of a courtroom jury.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 15, 2022
China’s surveillance state hits rare resistance from its own subjects
As China builds up its vast surveillance and security apparatus, it is running up against growing public unease about the lack of safeguards to prevent the theft or misuse of personal data.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jul 5, 2022
Five years after vanishing, Chinese-Canadian billionaire faces trial
The case of Xiao Jianhua epitomizes the ruling Communist Party's efforts to rein in an earlier era of freewheeling capitalism.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 2, 2022
Labeled a ‘challenge’ by NATO, China signals its own hard-line worldview
The alliance's forceful declaration in its mission statement reinforced Beijing's belief that hostile powers are bent on hobbling the country's ascent.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 14, 2022
As China rattles sabers, Taiwan asks: Are we ready for war?
Ukraine's stubborn resistance to invasion, and the help that has poured in as a result, has both inspired Taiwan and made it rethink its own military strategy.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 13, 2022
They inhabited separate worlds in Taiwan. Decades later, they collided in a California church.
David Chou — armed with two guns, four Molotov cocktails and a deep-seated rage against Taiwanese people — opened fire inside the Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in Southern California.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 17, 2022
The Olympians caught up in the U.S.-China rivalry
American athletes of Chinese descent at the Games are targets of patriotic and even nationalistic sentiment from both countries: sometimes adoring, sometimes hostile.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 16, 2022
With indoor ski resorts and curling schools, China lifts Xi’s sports dream
China said it succeeded on a vow by Xi Jinping, the country's top leader, to nurture millions of winter sports enthusiasts. But will the interest last after the Winter Games end?
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 2, 2022
As the U.S. pulls back from the Middle East, China leans in
States in the Middle East are increasingly looking to China not just to buy their oil, but to invest in their infrastructure and cooperate on technology and security.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 22, 2022
China holds the line on ‘COVID zero,’ but some wonder for how long
At least 20 million people were under full lockdown as recently as last week, and many more cities across the country have been subjected to partial lockdowns and mass testing.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 20, 2022
‘We are Taiwanese’: China’s growing menace hardens island’s identity
Beijing's anti-democratic authoritarianism has only solidified the island's identity, turning the Taiwan Strait into one of Asia's biggest potential flashpoints.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 11, 2021
As distrust of China grows, Europe may inch closer to Taiwan
An unusual flurry of diplomatic activity suggests a subtle shift may be underway in Europe, driven in part by the region's growing frustration over China's aggressive posture.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 15, 2021
A top virologist in China, at center of a pandemic storm, speaks out
The virologist, Shi Zhengli, said in a rare interview that speculation about her lab in Wuhan was baseless. But China's habitual secrecy makes her claims hard to validate.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 5, 2021
Taiwan crash investigators focus on how truck fell in train’s path
Some family members said they did not want to assign responsibility for the disaster before the government had finished its investigation.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Feb 14, 2021
Taiwan’s opposition party tries to rebrand itself back into relevance
The Beijing-friendly party, which long held an iron grip on the island, is struggling to stay relevant at a time when many residents are wary of China's ambitions.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 23, 2021
A year later, the first post-pandemic city
The long months of harsh lockdown have faded from view in Wuhan, the first city in the world devastated by the new coronavirus.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 31, 2020
25 days that changed the world: How COVID-19 slipped China’s grasp
China's delayed initial response unleashed the virus on the world and foreshadowed battles between scientists and political leaders that would play out across continents.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 22, 2020
A partnership in coronavirus misinformation
Two separate but increasingly allied groups are peddling misinformation: a small but active corner of the Chinese diaspora and the highly influential far right in the United States.

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