Jarrett Renshaw
Smoke rises following Israeli strikes in Rafah on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
May 10, 2024
Israel strikes eastern Rafah as cease-fire talks end with no deal
A senior Israeli official said the latest round of indirect negotiations in Cairo had ended, and Israel would proceed with its attack on Rafah.
The assembly line at a production facility for Nio, a maker of electric cars, in Hefei, China, on Dec. 4. U.S. President Joe Biden has ordered an investigation into auto software that could track U.S. drivers, part of a broader effort to stop electric vehicle imports from China.
Mar 2, 2024
The politics and economics behind Biden's China car espionage probe
The U.S. leader's saber-rattling as another opportunity to demonstrate he is tough on China, experts say.
U.S. President Joe Biden looks on as Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a meeting at the White House in Washington on Monday.
WORLD / Society
Aug 29, 2023
Biden and Harris ask U.S. to fight racism after Florida shooting
A 21-year old white gunman shot and killed three Black people at a Dollar General store in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday.
U.S. President Joe Biden has so far not commented on 91 felony counts in four indictments leveled at Donald Trump this year.
Aug 28, 2023
Trump trials: A challenge and opportunity for Biden
So far, Biden hasn't weighed in on Trump's legal woes, which could boost the Republican's campaign while also shedding light on his alleged crimes.
Japan Times
Jan 9, 2023
Biden visits U.S.-Mexico border as immigration issue heats up
Biden toured a section of the wall that divides the two countries, a signature priority of his Republican predecessor Donald Trump.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Nov 5, 2022
What if Biden does not run again?
The U.S. midterm elections on Tuesday will do much more than shape the next two years of Joe Biden's presidency. They may also help determine whether he will run in 2024.
Japan Times
Aug 22, 2022
As Biden kicks off tour, some Democratic candidates want to keep a distance
Democrats hope the trip will boost the president's poor poll numbers and draw attention to his achievements.
Japan Times
Jul 17, 2022
Biden ends trip with U.S.-Saudi relations on the mend but few other wins
Biden's four-day trip to Israel and Saudi Arabia, his first to the Middle East as president, aimed to reset ties with the Gulf Arab oil giant.
Japan Times
Jul 17, 2022
Biden fails to secure major security and oil commitments at Arab summit
Saudi Arabia, Washington's most important Arab ally, poured cold water on U.S. hopes the summit could help lay the groundwork for a regional security alliance.
Japan Times
Apr 22, 2022
Global energy crisis and Russia invasion eclipse Biden climate goals
The president has been forced to prioritize energy security, leading his administration to unleash record amounts of crude oil from strategic reserves.
Japan Times
Mar 29, 2022
Biden's Putin power remark raises questions about long-term Russia strategy
Biden's emotional declaration gave voice to the frustration that many Western countries — and many U.S. voters — feel about the invasion of Ukraine.
Japan Times
Nov 24, 2021
Biden's bet on oil reserves highlights complicated relations with China
The Biden administration's diplomatic inroads with China first surfaced this month in Scotland, where the two countries hammered out a surprise deal on boosting action on climate change.
Japan Times
Nov 18, 2021
U.S. asks Japan, China and others to consider tapping oil reserves, sources say
The unusual request comes as Biden fends off political pressure over rising pump prices and other consumer costs driven by a rebound in economic activity.
Aug 22, 2008
The ambivalent legacy of a would-be savior
Jan 27, 2007
Europe's distant mirror?
PRAGUE -- It is tempting for Europeans to project their own history onto Asia and to view current developments there as a mere repetition, if not an imitation, of what occurred in Europe. In fact, Asians encourage this temptation, with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) openly aiming...


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