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Feb 4, 2013
Why Obama went with Hagel to run Defense
A doctrine of Barack Obama holds that war is sometimes necessary and that war at some level is an expression of human folly. Chuck Hagel would agree.
Jan 31, 2013
Ground conditions favor a conservative revival
The agenda of Barack Obama, whose approval rating scores lower than that of the National Rifle Association, will stimulate a conservative revival.
Jan 30, 2013
Rhetoric won't solve problems
For Asia, it is potentially bad news that the U.S. president seems to have little room for seriously considering the delicate balances between nations.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 28, 2013
Abe-Obama meet to be Feb. 21 or 22
Japan and the United States are closer to agreeing to hold a summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Barack Obama on Feb. 21 or 22, Tokyo sources said Monday.
Jan 28, 2013
Mr. Obama throws down gauntlet
Trivia buffs have noted that only U.S. Presidents Barack Obama and Franklin D. Roosevelt have taken the oath of office four times. FDR did so because he was elected president four times. Mr. Obama has done it because he and Supreme Court Justice John Roberts flubbed the first oath four years ago and...
Japan Times
Jan 28, 2013
The first family: ordinary yet extraordinary
As President Barack Obama took the stage to deliver his acceptance speech on the night of his re-election, his younger daughter nudged his arm. He bent down to listen to 11-year-old Sasha. "Behind you," she mouthed. The president nodded and promptly turned to wave to the supporters at his back. Sasha...
Japan Times
Jan 26, 2013
Obama's chief of staff one of his oldest aides
President Barack Obama announced a reshuffling of his top White House personnel Friday, naming Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough as his new chief of staff and saying goodbye to longtime senior adviser David Plouffe, a key architect of his political strategy.
Jan 25, 2013
Address shows Obama is playing make-believe
There was a make-believe quality to U.S. President Barack Obama's second inaugural address, as if all that's required to solve serious problems are the intelligence to produce proper policies and the political grit to get them approved. Perish the thought that there are deep conflicts among the things...
Jan 24, 2013
Obama's quest for greatness
Barack Obama's quest to achieve presidential 'greatness' will probably be denied because none of America's problems rises to the level of mortal peril.
Japan Times
Jan 23, 2013
U.S. president lays out liberal vision
A self-assured President Barack Obama on Monday used his second inaugural address to lay out a bold liberal vision of the American future, drawing direct links between the origins of the republic and some of the most vexing political issues of the day.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 21, 2013
Obama officially sworn in at quiet White House ceremony
Barack Hussein Obama officially began his second term as the 44th president Sunday, setting the stage for him to lay out his vision in an inaugural address on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr., Day.
Jul 16, 2009
Hibakusha Issey Miyake: Obama, visit Hiroshima
NEW YORK (Kyodo) Clothing designer Issey Miyake, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, expressed hope in a New York Times article Tuesday that U.S. President Barack Obama will visit the city Aug. 6 for the annual commemoration of the bombing.


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