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Zolan Kanno-Youngs
For Zolan Kanno-Youngs's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 23, 2022
Zelenskyy’s weapons wish list goes mostly unfulfilled on trip to Washington
The leader's speech mixed appreciation for the aid provided by the United States with growing demands for weaponry, knowing that he will not get all of what he wants
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 17, 2022
Is that legal? How scores of migrants to U.S. came to be shipped north.
Critics have made comparisons to the so-called Reverse Freedom Rides arranged by white segregationists in 1962 to retaliate against those protesting segregation in the South.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 25, 2022
Biden’s words on Taiwan leave allies in an awkward spot
Biden's statement that he would defend Taiwan militarily in any conflict left leaders around the world trying to determine his true thinking and calibrate their own positions.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
May 2, 2022
Biden received early warnings that immigration and inflation could erode his support
Confidential polling data has underscored the biggest challenges for Biden and his party as they face the prospect of losing power to Republicans on Capitol Hill.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Nov 19, 2021
U.S. is ‘considering’ diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics, Biden says
Pressure has been growing to hold China accountable for human rights abuses.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 14, 2021
After another police shooting, Biden urges calm. Activists want answers.
After U.S. President Joe Biden abandoned a campaign promise to establish a police oversight commission during his first 100 days in office, administration officials have provided few details about how far he will go to combat racism in policing.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 7, 2021
As U.S. Capitol was breached, a fear ‘we’d have to fight’ took hold
A tableau of violence and mayhem shocked the U.S. as one of the most severe breaches of the Capitol since the British burned it down during the War of 1812 took place.

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At the Akan International Crane Center, just north of the city of Kushiro proper, visitors can see the majestic red-crowned crane — a symbol of Hokkaido.
Faces of the north: A Hokkaido town grapples with depopulation