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.
The clashes followed a decision by authorities not to prosecute 24 Sinn Fein politicians who last year attended a funeral for an IRA man, in defiance of COVID-19 restrictions.
By April 2020, half of U.S. physicians had adopted some version of telemedicine, up from 18% in 2018.
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.
During the darkest days of Myanmar's military junta, Tokyo governments worried that isolating Myanmar would push it into China’s sphere of influence.
If the Biden administration gets the big picture — “the larger context of its foreign policy” — right, then differences with allies will be manageable.
Last month, U.S. President Joe Biden invited the leaders of Japan, Australia and India to join him online for a Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (“Quad”). Under the Trump administration, the foreign ministers of the Quad countries had convened twice since 2018, but the March 2021 ...
Shifting behavior because of the pandemic and industry trends that have accelerated over the past year might leave top banks with little choice but to remain consumer friendly.
If the Japan-U.S. summit between Joe Biden and Yoshihide Suga in Washington should prompt a furious reaction from China, it will only move Tokyo and Washington closer together.
The People’s Bank of China (PBOC, the central bank) is likely to maintain its monetary policy stance, if not tighten it.
At first glance, it may seem like a strange candidate for what would become Microsoft’s second-largest acquisition after its $26 billion deal for LinkedIn Corp.
Concern has been raised that the United Kingdom is once again reducing the size of its armed forces. A chorus of complaints has come from retired generals, from defense experts and from politicians, all bemoaning the planned reduction in military manpower and in tanks ...
A Japan-U.S. alliance should provide an alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, while strengthening the ability of smaller states to defend their territorial integrity.