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Tobias Harris
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 10, 2022
With Yoon, Tokyo has a chance to improve Seoul relations
Repairing the relationship with Japan — which reached a nadir under the former administration — is part of Yoon Suk-yeol's broader strategy of raising South Korea's global presence.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 20, 2021
More than a meet-and-greet, Suga-Biden summit re-imagines partnership
Most importantly, for the first time, the two governments explicitly identified China as the preeminent challenge facing their alliance.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 16, 2020
After Abe, will Japan return to a 'revolving door' premiership?
The speed with which Suga secured the support of the LDP's secretary-general and leaders of other major factions suggests that he should not be underestimated.
Japan Times
PODCAST / deep dive
Sep 9, 2020
Episode 64: The end of Shinzo Abe: What will his legacy be?
In part two of this two part look at the end of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's time in office, we look at Abe's legacy as Japan's longest-serving prime minister.
Japan Times
PODCAST / deep dive
Sep 2, 2020
Episode 63: The end of Shinzo Abe: What happened and who's next?
This is part one of a two part look at the end of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's time in office.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 23, 2020
For Abe, latest milestone is a moment of trepidation
Shinzo Abe, already Japan's longest-serving prime minister, is set to pass another milestone on Monday, when he surpasses a half-century-old record set by his great-uncle Eisaku Sato for the longest consecutive tenure.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 2, 2018
Abe's art of the deal: What the prime minister won in New York
Japan is at the heart of virtually every effort to write new rules for the global trading system.
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 30, 2008
New approach for the DPJ
When the Lower House of the Diet passed the antiterror special measures law on Jan. 11, it became clear that the Democratic Party of Japan is not in control of the political situation. After briefly setting the agenda in the aftermath of the July 29 Upper House election by opposing the refueling mission...

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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