National Nov 21, 2007

USIS role revealed in Japan's tilt toward West

The United States waged a secret propaganda campaign in Japan through films, radio programs and intellectuals during the 1950s in an effort to keep the nation from leaving the Western bloc, a recently found report shows. The "Report on USIS-Japan," written by Mark May, then ...

National Aug 14, 2007

Hiroshima, Nagasaki sobered Japan's A-bomb project head

One glance at the run-down block in central Tokyo's Bunkyo Ward may suggest nothing but derelict industry, easily passed by, but in reality it is where Japan engaged in its own abortive version of the Manhattan Project. The nondescript buildings belie this little known history ...

Armitage says next prime minister should engage Beijing

National Sep 5, 2006

Armitage says next prime minister should engage Beijing

The next prime minister should visit Asia first thing and promote dialogue with China in such areas as energy to improve ties, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said in a recent interview. "The most important thing is we need a Japan that ...

National May 27, 2004

U.S. election may impact nuclear policy

Reverberations from the U.S. presidential election in November and debate over Washington's nuclear nonproliferation policy may be felt in Japan. In February, President George W. Bush announced a policy banning North Korea and several other countries from reprocessing spent nuclear fuel and enriching uranium, while ...

National May 27, 2004

U.S. election may impact nuclear policy

Reverberations from the U.S. presidential election in November and debate over Washington's nuclear nonproliferation policy may be felt in Japan. In February, President George W. Bush announced a policy banning North Korea and several other countries from reprocessing spent nuclear fuel and enriching uranium, while ...