Stephanie Lai
Former U.S. President Donald Trump campaigns for president in Racine, Wisconsin, on June 18.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 17, 2024
Trump security was tightened on Iran plot intel; no link to shooting
There has been a broad pattern of threats against former Trump administration officials after the 2020 killing of the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Ohio Senator JD Vance at Republican National Convention (RNC) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Monday
WORLD / Politics
Jul 16, 2024
Trump taps Vance as running mate, picking populist protege
Sen. J.D. Vance’s selection saw Donald Trump bypass many of the senator’s own colleagues, including Tim Scott of South Carolina and Marco Rubio of Florida.
Senator Tim Scott (center), a Republican from South Carolina, speaks during a campaign event with former U.S. President Donald Trump, (left), and Doug Burgum (right), governor of North Dakota, in Laconia, New Hampshire, in January.
WORLD / Politics
May 3, 2024
Trump auditions VP picks before wealthy donors in Palm Beach
Trump’s running mate may have to take on an unusually large amount of campaigning if his legal troubles prevent him from keeping a robust travel schedule.
Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally ahead of the Republican caucus in Las Vegas on Saturday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 1, 2024
Trump says he'd block Nippon-U.S. Steel deal, dubbing it 'terrible'
The former U.S. president aims to win over blue-collar union voters who could play a key role in states like Pennsylvania, where U.S. Steel is based.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump campaigns in Waterloo, Iowa, on Dec. 19.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 30, 2023
Trump ballot fights put pressure on Supreme Court to act soon
The case would be unprecedented and brings Trump’s conduct after losing the 2020 election back to the forefront of his likely 2024 rematch with Biden.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump is mired in four criminal cases that could take him off the campaign trail starting in late January or February.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 4, 2023
The surrogates: Trump’s strategy for campaigning from court
While the candidate himself was a no-show at prominent events, including the first Republican primary debate, he left loyalists to fill the void.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 25, 2023
Trump hardens position on abortion while railing against indictment
His speech at the Faith and Freedom Coalition follow speculation over a 15-week federal ban wanted by anti-abortion activists.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals