Thomas Fuller
A funeral procession in Tehran for seven Iranian military commanders killed by an Israeli airstrike in Syria, on April 5. American intelligence analysts and officials said Friday that they expected Iran to strike multiple targets inside Israel within the next few days in retaliation for an Israeli bombing in the Syrian capital on April 1 that killed several senior Iranian commanders.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 13, 2024
U.S. targets unlikely to be on list in possible Iranian attack, officials say
In anticipation of the strikes, several countries have issued new guidelines to their citizens about travel in Israel and the surrounding region.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Jerusalem on Feb. 18.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 24, 2024
Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu issues first plan for postwar Gaza
The proposal, which calls for indefinite Israeli military control and buffer zones in the territory, was rejected by Palestinians.
Demonstrators hold a rally in Tel Aviv on Wednesday calling for the release of hostages kidnapped in the deadly Oct. 7 attack on Israel by Palestinian Islamist group Hamas from Gaza.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 23, 2024
Israel steps up attacks in Gaza Strip amid cease-fire talks
A new draft of a deal is being negotiated after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu withdrew from the last one over Hamas' "ludicrous" demands.
Pro-Israel demonstrators march toward the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the Netherlands, on Thursday.
Jan 12, 2024
Israel faces accusation of genocide as South Africa brings case to U.N. court
South Africa argued that Israel "means to create conditions of death” in Gaza, and demanded the court order an emergency suspension of the military campaign.
An Israeli tank near the border with the Gaza Strip on Saturday. As global outrage and impatience grow over the war’s devastating human toll, the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden said late Friday that it was bypassing Congress for a weapons sale to Israel.
Dec 31, 2023
Defying U.S. pressure, Israel deepens Gaza assault
The Gaza Health Ministry reported Saturday that 165 people had been killed in Israeli airstrikes and artillery attacks in the previous 24 hours.
Israeli soldiers during tank drills in northern Israel in October. Washington wants Israel to end its large-scale ground campaign in the Gaza Strip around the end of the year and transition to a more targeted phase in its war against Hamas.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 15, 2023
Washington urges Israel to scale down its war in Gaza
U.S. officials say Biden wants Israel to switch to more precise tactics in about three weeks.
Japan Times
Jul 19, 2022
COVID-19 surges across U.S. amid muted warnings and murky data
Public health authorities are holding back this time around, with some characterizing the situation as concerning but not alarming.
Japan Times
Jun 16, 2022
Flooding chaos in Yellowstone, a sign of crises to come
Scientists are raising the alarm that in the coming years, destruction related to climate change will reach nearly all 423 U.S. national parks.


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