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Giant cut-outs of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other party leaders are positioned beside a road in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on Feb. 25.
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 21, 2024
Hardships and broken promises no hindrance for Modi in India's rural north
If India's prime minister earns a third term in office, it will be in spite of the state of the rural and farming economy — not because of it.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 13, 2023
Evacuations begin as severe storm heads for India and Pakistan
The wind speed during the storm, named Biparjoy, could rise to as high as 150 kph, according to the India Meteorological Department.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 2, 2023
India’s workers are trapped in a vicious cycle of coal and heat
The vast, climate-vulnerable nation's reliance on coal is making its own predicament worse, leaving hundreds of millions of its workers caught in a vicious heat cycle.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 3, 2022
World's food supply faces new threat from lack of rain in India
The threat to India's rice production comes at a time when countries are grappling with soaring food costs and rampant inflation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 16, 2022
Wheat soars in risk to food inflation as India restricts exports
The move drew criticism from the agriculture ministers of the Group of Seven nations, who said that such measures make the world's food crisis worse.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 15, 2022
World’s food problems piling up as India restricts wheat exports
The Indian government said in a notification dated May 13 it will suspend overseas wheat sales to manage its food security.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
May 7, 2022
Modi faces a dilemma: Keep Indian voters happy or feed the world
He wants to be seen as a dependable global leader, but faces harvest-killing heat waves and inflation — the very issue that brought down the previous government.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Apr 26, 2022
Big grocery shock looms as food giants face cooking oil risk
The world's biggest shipper, Indonesia, will halt some cooking oil exports from April 28 after a domestic shortage led to street protests over high food costs.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 19, 2022
Rising fertilizer costs are catching up to rice farmers, threatening supplies
Yields could drop 10% in the next season, translating to a loss of 36 million tons of rice, or the equivalent of feeding 500 million people.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 29, 2022
As pandemic and war send prices soaring, people are changing how they eat
The cost of basics such as bread, meat and cooking oils have jumped across the world, sending shock waves through commodity markets and damaging the global food system.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 9, 2022
Russia's war in Ukraine set to compound worldwide hunger crisis as shipments dry up
Together, Russia and Ukraine exporting so much wheat, corn, sunflower oil and other foods that it adds up to more than a tenth of all calories traded globally.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 7, 2021
Rice is keeping world’s food crisis from getting worse
Rice is the predominant source of nourishment each day for more than 3 billion people, and yet it hasn't rallied anything like other agricultural commodities.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Feb 15, 2021
Modi’s fight with farmers is a pivotal moment in India’s growth
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is no stranger to sparking public anger with his determination to push through reforms, but this may be his most vital standoff yet.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 5, 2020
Angry Indian farmers are ‘ready to die’ in showdown with Modi
The Indian prime minister has stood his ground against the protesters, saying Nov. 29 that the controversial new laws gave farmers 'new rights and new opportunities.”

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world