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Mourners bury children and their father, who were killed during Israeli airstrikes on their home, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, on Monday
WORLD / Politics
Oct 24, 2023
Israel steps up attacks as U.S. urges 'continuous flow' of Gaza aid
European leaders looked set to follow the U.N. and Arab nations in calling for a 'humanitarian pause' in hostilities to deliver aid.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Longform
Dec 12, 2022
Smooth operator: Rahm Emanuel’s transition to life as a diplomat
The U.S. ambassador on adjusting to life in Tokyo, his direct management style and dealing with Japanese politicians.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 10, 2022
Kishida and Obama call for nuke-free world in separate messages to Hiroshima forum
Their messages come amid Russian threats to use nuclear weapons in the war in Ukraine and North Korea's rapid pace of missile tests.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 6, 2022
Three presidents swoop into Pennsylvania in a clash that transcends 2022
The establishment politics of the two most recent U.S. Democratic presidents met the disruptive force of the last Republican one, with control of Congress at stake.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 6, 2022
Obama and Biden team up in bid to boost key U.S. Senate candidate
Obama, in a speech to a pumped-up crowd in Philadelphia aimed at boosting Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman, accused Republicans of resorting to politics of fear.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 30, 2022
Obama tries to rescue Democrats from U.S. midterm losses
Recent opinion polls offered the Democratic Party hope of retaining control of the Senate while losing control of the House of Representatives to the Republicans.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 1, 2022
For Obama, one Trump term wasn’t a big worry but ‘eight years would be a problem’
The former U.S. leader said he was concerned about a 'sustained period” of political norms being undermined if Trump served two terms, according to newly released documents.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 17, 2022
Obama to skip Abe's state funeral but former U.S. envoy to attend
Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty is set to attend the funeral as the Biden administration seeks to offer condolences through a bipartisan representative.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Sep 4, 2022
Former U.S. President Barack Obama leads tributes to Serena Williams
Williams' defeat sparked a flood of messages on social media, as current and former athletes across sport as well as the world at large celebrated her achievements over the last 25 years.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 21, 2022
Biden's no FDR. He's not even Obama.
The Democrats' crowing over their and Joe Biden's legislative victories is not persuasive, but it does help them rationalize coming down to Earth.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 9, 2022
Obama among international dignitaries expected at Abe state funeral
The list of foreign dignitaries attending — including French President Emmanuel Macron and former German Chancellor Angela Merkel — is set to be finalized by the end of this week.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 22, 2021
Afghanistan was always about American politics
From Vietnam to the Persian Gulf, the American empire has been defeated and worn down about as thoroughly as the British and French in the early 1960s.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jul 23, 2021
A taste for politics: Notable meals U.S. presidents have had in Japan
To commemorate Jill Biden's visit, The Japan Times looks at some of the notable, symbolic and comedic episodes of American presidents and spouses as they wined and dined in Japan.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 29, 2021
After three U.S. strikeouts, will Afghanistan be the fourth?
A primary concern is the withdrawal could make the region far more unstable than it was previously — a pattern that the world has seen before.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 28, 2021
Kick Russia out of the Iran nuclear talks
Zarif says that Russia 'put all its weight” against the deal because, as the Times dryly explains, 'it was not in Moscow's interests for Iran to normalize relations with the West.”
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 21, 2021
Why would anyone want to be president?
More often than anyone might think, ample grounds exist for wondering why anyone would want to be president of the United States. Yes, there’s the glory of being elected to occupy the country’s most powerful office, hearing “Hail to the Chief,” receiving military salutes, and being called “Mr....
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Feb 23, 2021
Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen: The latest podcast duo
Former President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen are liberal icons, vacationing friends and rhapsodists about the dreams and travails of everyday Americans.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 15, 2021
Iran drops the fig leaf of its nuclear fatwa
The decree was always more political than religious - designed to provide cover for whatever nuclear course was expedient for Tehran at any given time.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 10, 2021
Biden can break from Trump and Obama on Iran
Biden has space to pursue an Iran policy that is neither a reaction to Trump's nor a straightforward continuation of Obama's.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 28, 2021
Why some in Japan are unsettled about Biden
There is a strong undercurrent of nostalgia for some of the more combative elements of the Trump administration among a swath of both Japan officialdom and the public.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world