Ethan Bronner
Fire rages following an Israeli strike on an area designated for displaced Palestinians, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, in this still picture taken from a video on Sunday.
May 27, 2024
Scores killed as Israel strikes tent city in assault on Rafah
The Israeli military said it carried out the strike based on "precise intelligence” and that it killed two "senior” Hamas officials.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
WORLD / Politics
May 20, 2024
Israel’s war Cabinet in turmoil, but Netanyahu seen as secure
Two of the three members of Israel's war Cabinet have now spoken out against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's policies.
An Iron Dome missile battery site in southern Israel on April 17
WORLD / Politics
Apr 18, 2024
For Israel, Iran crisis tests limits of allies' aid and domestic unity
Rather than offering to fight for Israel as they have in the past, Western allies are suggesting that no one challenge Iran militarily just now.
According to the Integrated Food Security Classification, as many as 1.1 million residents of Gaza — roughly half the population — are at risk of catastrophic food insecurity by July, and 210,000 in the North are likely to fall into the formal definition of famine between now and May.
Apr 1, 2024
Gazans go hungry as Hamas, Israel and clans battle for control
A recent U.N.-backed report said famine is imminent in northern Gaza where 70% of the population is on the brink of starvation.
Israeli soldiers fire a mortar toward Gaza on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 24, 2024
Unmoved by Gaza carnage, Israel remains committed to war at any cost
There is an intensifying sense within Israel that the world is more focused on the response to Oct. 7 than on the original act of savagery itself.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 3, 2024
Netanyahu boxed in by fierce pressure over war, politics and budget
Whether his government will survive 2024 is a renewed topic of debate that will now play out against the backdrop of war.
A Palestinian resident inspects the destruction caused by air strikes on their home in Khan Younis, Gaza, on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 4, 2023
Israel’s war aims move south with Hamas leadership in crosshairs
Israel is bearing down on the city of Khan Younis where it says the Hamas leadership is entrenched deep inside tunnels.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a press conference at the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 31, 2023
Netanyahu's ‘Mr. Security’ image fades as rivals want him out
Opponents say Netanyahu failed spectacularly by ignoring Hamas’ true intentions.
People react as Palestinians search for casualties at the site of an Israeli strike on a residential building in Gaza City, on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 26, 2023
Israel increasingly isolated as fury grows over Gaza bombardment
Israelis see the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas in context not of their treatment of Palestinians but as an extension of anti-Semitic assaults over centuries.
Japan Times
Jul 4, 2023
Israel tensions escalate amid protests and West Bank assault
Israel’s anti-government protest movement launched a series of major disruptions, including an attempt to sow chaos at the international airport,
Japan Times
Jun 14, 2023
As Iran emerges from isolation, Israel is feeling cornered
Jerusalem is issuing daily warnings and letting everyone know that it would not hesitate to act, even alone, if it felt enough of a threat from Iran.
Japan Times
Mar 28, 2023
Netanyahu delays overhaul to stop Israel being ‘torn to shreds’
As tens of thousands of demonstrators remained on the streets Monday night, Netanyahu said he’ll seek talks with opponents to reach a compromise over his highly controversial judicial plans.
Japan Times
Feb 18, 2022
How China's willingness to work locally beat out the U.S. to dominate South America
Instead of focusing on national leaders, China and its companies have built relationships from the ground up.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan