ASEAN officials, speaking anonymously, said that Gen. Min Aung Hlaing was not treated like or addressed as Myanmar’s head of state.
Looking at recent developments, it seems clear that there is far more that unites Japan and its ally than divides them.
Japan can play a unique role here. Tokyo has ties and contacts with the Tatmadaw, Aung San Suu Kyi and other domestic political forces and citizen groups in the country.
Myanmar’s humanitarian crisis is now at a crossroads. The economy has collapsed and the banking system is on life support. The state is also ceasing to function due to the rising violence.
His victory was the first ever for a Japanese man in a major golf championship, and with it Matsuyama claimed his place in the pantheon of Japanese sports heroes.
While virtually all evidence pointed to China as the source of the outbreak, precisely when the disease appeared and where it came from are bitterly contested.
If the geopolitical logic for support has crumbled, the moral and humanitarian rationale for opposition remains strong. The junta in Myanmar must go.
In many ways, North Korea is quite predictable. The government in Pyongyang was expected to try to provoke the Biden administration, and this week it did just that with a series of missile launches. International reaction has been muted — as it should be. ...
The virtual summit of the four leaders of "Quad" countries should quiet fears that the forum would be just a talk shop, unable to provide concrete deliverables.
As we commemorate those losses, we must also remember the heroes of that day and those that followed, men and women who scrambled to combat an unfolding catastrophe.
The government of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga must blunt the Chinese move while demonstrating its understanding of the risks involved.
National security strictly defined should drive government action, not a desire to protect domestic companies.
A strong stock market is good for Japan, but more important is the health of the overall economy. That remains in doubt.
The country has been embarrassed again by an antediluvian politician, with media at home and abroad condemning Mori’s remarks and the mindset it represents.
A high-ranking Taliban delegation visited Turkmenistan on Feb. 6, promising to support the project, an indication the U.S., which backs the pipeline, may have facilitated the trip.
Sizzling demand in a post-pandemic recovery will encourage the usual bad behaviors that accompany exploding markets: environmental degradation, forced labor and criminal profiteering.
More than 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have now been administered worldwide, but vast disparities remain.
A gap between the winning and losing sides’ willingness to accept the outcome of a presidential contest is nothing new.
The fallout in the wake of Zhao’s win highlights the growing challenges of navigating China’s fraught political landscape, particularly for creators of Chinese descent.
Stay-at-home advisories are likely to hit motor fuels, which until now had been supported by a mass switch from public transport to private cars and motorbikes.
According to The Washington Post, of the 380 of the people now facing federal charges stemming from the riot, some 44 are current or former U.S. armed forces members.