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BARACK OBAMA

WORLD / ANALYSIS
Mar 26, 2013
Syria 'red lines' leave Obama flummoxed
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Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 25, 2013
Obama's Middle East trip leaves behind hope, skepticism
Rescuing the decades-old idea that Israelis and Palestinians can live together in neighboring states emerges as the broad goal of U.S. President Barack Obama's Mideast trip.
WORLD
Mar 24, 2013
Obama to name five national monuments
President Barack Obama on Monday will announce five new national monuments that will be added to the U.S. list of protected land.
WORLD
Mar 22, 2013
U.S. Congress approves temporary spending bill to keep government open
The U.S. Congress approved a short-term funding bill Thursday that ends the possibility of a federal government shutdown next week, but a broader budget battle about taxes and spending for 2013 is only just beginning.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 22, 2013
Abe asked Obama to draw up plans for early return of some Okinawa bases
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a direct request to President Barack Obama in February for the United States to draw up plans for the early return of five facilities and areas leased to the U.S. military in Okinawa, Japanese sources said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / CHUBU CONNECTION
Mar 16, 2013
Pair who lost son in U.S. shooting write Obama
Since the Dec. 14 massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, calls for stricter gun control are gaining momentum in the United States.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 11, 2013
U.N. envoy Rice said to be front-runner as next national security adviser
Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who lost out in a bruising bid for the job of secretary of state, may end up having the last laugh.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 9, 2013
Obama puts ambitious trade talks on agenda
U.S. President Barack Obama, who has been critical of free-trade pacts in the past, is pursuing what are arguably the most aggressive trade talks in a generation.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 4, 2013
Obama pins legacy hopes on 2014 House victory
President Barack Obama takes the most specific steps of his administration in an attempt to ensure the election of a Democratic-controlled Congress in two years.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 4, 2013
Obama to Abe: China raised tensions over Senkakus
U.S. President Barack Obama told Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he understands China has raised tensions over the Senkaku Islands during their summit talks in Washington last month, sources close to the bilateral relationship said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 27, 2013
Hagel lands defense post but fails to win over opponents
Chuck Hagel is set to be sworn in as U.S. defense secretary, battered by a confirmation fight even as he faces challenges from Pentagon budget cuts to withdrawing U.S. forces from Afghanistan.
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 26, 2013
Is the U.S. near a tipping point for government debt?
How much debt can America handle? The question is one of the most fundamental the nation faces, and the answer should determine how the United States handles the delicate task of reducing budget deficits without walloping economic growth.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Feb 25, 2013
Regional woes cloud Abe's success in U.S.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's trip to Washington was interpreted by some political analysts as confirmation that his second stint at the government helm has gotten off to a strong start.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 23, 2013
Hague pledge fails to appease U.S. lobbyists
U.S. groups lobbying for the return of children abducted by a parent across international borders react with skepticism to Japan's plan to ratify the Hague Convention.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 23, 2013
Economic woes provide opening for White House
Japan's economic troubles may be pushing the country toward free-trade negotiations with the United States, a goal long-sought by officials in Washington who see it as a potential boon.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 22, 2013
Abe shows a flair for pragmatism and survival
China is walking a fence. It blames the U.S. for North Korea's ambitions, yet works to avoid being seen as the enabler of the North's nuclear program.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 21, 2013
For Abe, overcoming perceptions top job at Obama summit
When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe travels to Washington this week for a summit with U.S. President Barack Obama, his first job may be to convince the president he's not a rightwing fanatic seeking confrontation in East Asia, but rather a calm partner who can work with the Americans to maintain peace and...
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 15, 2013
Abe, Obama agree to get tougher on North Korea
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama agreed Thursday to seek a new U.N. Security Council resolution authorizing tougher sanctions against North Korea, in response to Pyongyang's latest nuclear test conducted in defiance of international opposition.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 8, 2013
Lawmakers to get access to drone war rules
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COMMENTARY / World
Feb 4, 2013
Soul of GOP depends on immigration reform
U.S. Republicans have an existential reason to support immigration reform. The last thing Barack Obama should do now is give them cause to oppose it.

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Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals