The enduring statesman, who bolstered the military alliance with the U.S. and privatized the Japanese National Railways, led Japan onto the world stage in the 1980s.
Reiji Yoshida is a staff writer and deputy manager of the Domestic News Division. Since joining The Japan Times in 1993, he has intensively covered domestic politics, diplomacy and defense issues as well as the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis.
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Meeting survivors of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster that triggered the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear crisis, Pope Francis has a poignant message.
Pope Francis strongly criticizes the concept of nuclear deterrence and warned of arms races while calling on world leaders to instead use money and resources to cope with environmental issues and poverty.
After South Korea’s surprise announcement to remain a party to a key intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, wartime labor, the issue at the heart of strained bilateral ties, remains far from being resolved.
Foreign ministers from the Group of 20 major economies gathered in Nagoya on Friday, where they were set to discuss free trade, sustainable development and how to best assist rapidly growing economies in Africa. The two-day event — the last of the eight ministerial G20 ...
The dramatic reversal just hours before the deadline came in the face of strong pressure from Washington and after Tokyo and Seoul reportedly narrowed their gap on trade.
Pope Francis' trip to Japan this weekend might fulfill a wish he gave up on decades ago as a young man in South America. The 82-year-old pontiff is set to start a four-day tour Saturday, visiting Nagasaki and Hiroshima on Sunday, followed by Mass at ...
The Daijosai, the most secretive and controversial part of the ceremonies, is a Shinto rite that begins on Thursday and involves the new emperor praying for peace and a rich harvest.
A handout photo of the two countries’ leaders, taken on the sidelines of an ASEAN meeting, has become another source of controversy in the ongoing quarrel between Tokyo and Seoul.
Fujifilm said it will acquire an additional 25 percent in the joint venture from Xerox Co. for $2.3 billion (¥253 billion), making it a wholly owned subsidiary.