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Teppei Kasai
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 6, 2020
Japan should continue to speak up on China's human rights abuses
Taking a tough, meaningful stand against Beijing is not easy, but Tokyo must continue to demonstrate the depth of its commitments to human rights.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 25, 2019
Japan continues to help Myanmar whitewash the Rohingya crisis
Irresponsible investment will only embolden the Myanmar government and military to further whitewash the heinous acts committed against the Rohingya.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 27, 2019
Japan's cold-blooded approach to the Rohingya crisis
As the new leader of the liberal order in Asia, Japan has a responsibility to promote human rights in its foreign policy.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 27, 2019
Japan shouldn't act like China in Cambodia
Tokyo is fighting a losing battle for Hun Sen's support and selling out its own legacy in the democratization of Cambodia.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 19, 2018
Tokyo's 'values-free' diplomacy and the Rohingya crisis
When Human Rights Watch in November criticized the Japanese government's ineffective "quiet diplomacy" surrounding the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, netizens on one of Japan's most popular mainstream websites were swift to criticize. "Aren't you criticizing the wrong country?" one user wrote. "I don't...
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 10, 2018
Much needs to be done before women can truly 'shine' in Japan
The government has done little to make it feasible for women to be both parents and workers and corporate Japan has repeatedly reinforced the glass ceiling.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 12, 2017
Wild boars pose fresh challenge to returnees of radiation-hit Fukushima towns
Beyond radiation risks, an unexpected nuisance looms for people returning to towns vacated after the Fukushima nuclear crisis six years ago — wild boars.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jan 28, 2017
Japanese graffiti artist 281_Anti Nuke takes aim at Trump
Japanese graffiti artist 281_Anti Nuke says his politically charged placards plastered around central Tokyo are meant to serve as a warning to the dangers of new U.S. President Donald Trump.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 15, 2015
For father of slain Yukawa, closure remains elusive after killing of 'Jihadi John'
The apparent death of the man known as "Jihadi John," the public face of the self-styled Islamic State, may represent a kind of karma but it doesn't bring closure for the father of one Japanese hostage beheaded nearly a year ago.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Aug 29, 2015
SEALDs student group reinvigorates Japan's anti-war protest movement
Wearing shorts and a baggy T-shirt and clutching a microphone, Aki Okuda stands before a crowd, the pyramid-shaped roof of the Diet building lit up against the night sky behind him.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 20, 2014
Activist challenges secrets law with anonymous whistle-blower website
A Japanese Internet activist and academic is challenging the recently enacted state secrets law by setting up a website aimed at making it easier for government officials to leak sensitive information to the media without getting caught.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 28, 2014
A broken man living on dreams pulls Japan into Islamic State hostage drama
When Haruna Yukawa was captured in Syria earlier this month, a video apparently released by his captors showed them pressing the Japanese man to answer questions friends say he had struggled with for years: Who are you? Why are you here?
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 4, 2014
Who wants to be a billionaire? Son's SoftBank academy vets entrepreneurs
If Masayoshi Son, the billionaire founder and CEO of SoftBank Corp. needs a fresh strategy to fend off a surprise French counterbid for a prized U.S. telecommunications target, he could do worse than ask budding entrepreneurs at the SoftBank Academia.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world