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Sudhi Ranjan Sen
For Sudhi Ranjan Sen's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 28, 2021
India moves 50,000 troops to China border in historic pivot
Although the two countries battled in the Himalayas in 1962, India's strategic focus since the British left the subcontinent has primarily been Pakistan.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 18, 2021
‘Entire families’ wiped out as COVID-19 ravages rural India
As leaders in Delhi struggle to contain the crisis, horrifying scenes are playing out across the country.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 14, 2021
Modi ally taps misinformation law to quash reports on India’s COVID-19 crisis
Journalists report receiving notices stating their reports are false and demanding that they reveal sources.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 7, 2021
The world turns to China for vaccines after India and U.S. stumble
Some experts are worried about the potential impact of widely deploying Chinese shots that have demonstrated lower efficacy rates than those made by Pfizer and Moderna.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Apr 30, 2021
How India’s vaccine push faltered and left a country in chaos
India has fully vaccinated less than 2% of its 1.3 billion-strong population, inoculation centers say they're running short of doses and exports have all but stopped.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 28, 2021
‘It’s like a war’: Inside an India hospital desperate for oxygen
The world's fastest-growing virus surge now threatens to spawn new variants that undermine efforts in more developed countries to vaccinate the public and get back to life as normal.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Apr 26, 2021
World's biggest COVID-19 crisis threatens Modi's grip on India
The political fallout of Modi's handling of the pandemic may become clear on May 2, when election results are due to be announced for the five states voting over the past month.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Mar 22, 2021
Secret India-Pakistan peace roadmap brokered by top UAE royals
About 24 hours after military chiefs from India and Pakistan surprised the world last month with a rare joint commitment to respect a 2003 ceasefire agreement, the top diplomat of the United Arab Emirates popped over to New Delhi for a quick one-day visit.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 28, 2021
China-India demilitarized zone upsets defense officials in Delhi
After the deadliest fighting in decades, India and China are setting up demilitarized areas along their Himalayan border — a move that has rankled some members of India’s security establishment.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 7, 2020
India accuses China of helping rebel groups on Myanmar border
The increased activity along the Myanmar border has sparked concern in New Delhi that India's military is becoming stretched as tensions remain with China and Pakistan.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Sep 16, 2020
Secret Tibetan military force raises stakes in India-China clash
The rare recognition of a secretive Indian military unit with Tibetan soldiers threatened to escalate a border dispute that has killed dozens since May.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 1, 2020
New border flash point raises tensions between China and India
The latest development comes after multiple rounds of high-level military talks failed to end a monthslong standoff.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Jun 17, 2020
China and India ties tested after border standoff takes deadly turn
The uptick in tensions comes amid a rising din of nationalism stoked by both governments as the two powers jostle for regional influence.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jun 11, 2020
'Why did he abandon us?': In India, anger toward Modi grows
For the first time since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power six years ago, signs are emerging that his seemingly unshakable hold over legions of migrant workers may be slipping.
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 6, 2011
Feud over U.S. debt ceiling risks driving off investors
U.S. politicians are in the thick of a debate that is fascinating, urgent, passionate, stubborn and potentially highly dangerous both for the American economy and for the country's political reputation and standing in the world.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 29, 2009
Hiroshima beckons Obama
KYOTO — For the past 64 years the name "Hiroshima" has conjured a nightmare vision for all humanity: the unthinkable specter of instantaneous atomic annihilation. Only by personally visiting Hiroshima or Nagasaki, the two cities that have experienced atomic bombing, can one begin to grasp the threat posed by the world's present arsenal of nuclear weapons.
EDITORIALS
Sep 2, 2008
Pension funding deadline
In 2004 the government decided to use additional tax money to cover part of the basic portion of national pensions. (At present, tax money covers 36.5 percent.) The decision called for tax money to start covering half the portion by the time the new fiscal year begins in April 2009.

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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