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BEIJING

COMMENTARY / World
Dec 13, 2013
Cameron eats humble pie in China
British Prime Minister David Cameron was feted by China's leaders during his recent three-day trip to the country, but much of his diet consisted of humble pie.
WORLD
Dec 13, 2013
China pilots to learn smog landings
Chinese aviation authorities will soon require captains of domestic flights into Beijing to master low-visibility landings to combat chronic flight delays that have been worsened by heavy smog.
EDITORIALS
Oct 31, 2013
Ethnic unrest in China
The fiery suicide vehicle crash in Tiananmen Square underscores minorities' demands for greater autonomy in China as well as the terror problem for Beijing, despite a growing national economy.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 21, 2013
China has its own political gridlock to worry about
The U.S. and Chinese governments share a significant problem: how to align their political systems to enable the vital structural economic changes their countries desperately need.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Sep 9, 2013
Softball gold medalist Ueno expresses disappointment
Yukiko Ueno, who won the last Olympic gold medal in softball as Japan's ace pitcher at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, expressed her disappointment on Monday with the International Olympic Committee's vote to exclude the sport from the Olympic program.
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 8, 2013
Breaking past the tired old plot with Pyongyang
Stop me if you've heard this one before. North Korea decides, for whatever reason, that it is time to once again challenge the international community by conducting missile and nuclear tests. It announces a "satellite launch" and proceeds, despite international condemnation and warnings of dire consequences,...
JAPAN
Jan 28, 2013
Beijing show shines light on strained ties
A light showin Beijing directed by lighting designer Motoko Ishii kicked off optimistic discussions at the Japanese Embassy on Saturday.

Longform

The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan