Commentary / Japan Nov 13, 2019

North Korea goes permanently nuclear — does it matter?

by Denny Roy

North Korea's possession of an arsenal of nuclear-armed missiles increasingly looks permanent. The U.S. government will continue to refuse to officially recognize this reality, mostly out of deference to Tokyo. However, the region has settled into a new status quo. Pyongyang's apparent strategy is to ...

Food as a 'connector' between people

Commentary / Japan Nov 12, 2019

Food as a 'connector' between people

by Yoko Ishikura

When technology is used to connect people who are in different locations and allow them to share the experience of eating together in virtual space, using a smartphone, for example, it will help reduce the problems linked to eating alone.