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Emmanuel Peuchot
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A woman walks down a street near anti-tank barricades amid a snowfall in central Kyiv on Dec. 7, 2022. The first snow of 2023 fell last week, signaling the start of the second winter of war for Ukraine.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Nov 21, 2023
Cold, mud and mice: Ukraine enters second winter of war
The first winter was harsh, but servicemen said they have learned to manage, particularly by installing heating.
A Ukrainian serviceman walks near a destroyed Ukrainian tank, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, near the village of Robotyne, Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine, on Friday.
WORLD
Aug 31, 2023
Ukraine says gains on southern front pave way to Crimea
Progress has been costly and staggered, but Ukrainian forces announced they had pushed through key Russian defensive lines this week.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 6, 2023
Smartwatches offer lifeline for deaf Ukrainians
People with hearing disabilities in the country are vulnerable because they cannot hear air sirens sounded over loudspeakers or on phone applications, and cannot shout to guide rescuers.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 8, 2022
Snipers and icy water: Ukrainians risk Dnieper River crossings
Russian troops retreated from the southern city of Kherson last month to the other side of the Dnieper, but their snipers and artillery are still trained along the broad river.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 8, 2022
Defiance by candlelight as Kyiv adapts to blackouts
For much of the past month, Russian strikes have heavily targeted Ukraine's energy infrastructure, severely damaging the electricity network.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 5, 2022
'Never again': Ukraine bolsters defenses near Belarus-Russia borders
After Moscow's invasion from the north in the early days of the war and subsequent retreat, Ukraine has been watching its northern borders with Belarus and Russia closely to avoid a repeat.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 18, 2022
Kyiv assesses toll from drone strikes as Russian warplane crashes
Moscow is thought to be trying to counter battlefield losses in its eight-month war in Ukraine by waging a punitive policy of striking energy facilities before winter.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on