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People in New York watch drones creating a 3D display outside the United Nations Headquarters calling attention to the Amazon rainforest and climate change.
Nov 29, 2023
Amazon rainforest destruction slows sharply year to date, report says
Destruction across the Amazon rainforest so far this year has slowed dramatically, down 55.8% from the same period a year ago.
Japan Times
Mar 2, 2021
Amid scramble for COVID-19 vaccine, Latin America turns to Russia
As many wealthier developed nations have signed big deals with large drugmakers, other countries have faced difficulties securing adequate vaccine supplies.
Japan Times
Feb 4, 2020
Japan names ambassadors to Bolivia, Cyprus, East Timor, Iceland and UNESCO
The government named on Tuesday new ambassadors to Bolivia, Cyprus, East Timor, Iceland and UNESCO, effective Wednesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 19, 2019
Bolivian prosecutors issue arrest warrant for exiled Morales for alleged sedition and terrorism
Bolivian prosecutors on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for exiled former President Evo Morales over allegations of sedition and terrorism related to accusations from the interim government that he has been stirring unrest since resigning.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Nov 20, 2019
Bolivian military deploys armored vehicles to end blockade of key gas plant amid deadly street clashes
Bolivian police and military forces used armored vehicles and helicopters to unblock access to a major gas plant in the city of El Alto on Tuesday, a show of strength after blockades at the facility had cut off fuel supply to nearby La Paz.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 18, 2019
Food shortages cripple Bolivia as electoral uncertainty grips nation
Bolivians languished in long lines on the streets of La Paz on Sunday to secure chicken, eggs and cooking fuel as supporters of ousted President Evo Morales crippled the country's highways, isolating population centers from lowland farms.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 15, 2019
Bolivian parties strike deal to end political chaos
Bolivia's interim government and lawmakers from the party of unseated leader Evo Morales struck a deal late on Thursday to pursue new elections, potentially helping resolve the South American country's political crisis.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 13, 2019
Bolivian Senate head becomes interim president as supporters of Evo Morales object
The head of Bolivia's Senate, Jeanine Anez, took office as interim president on Tuesday as former President Evo Morales pledged to keep up his political fight from exile in Mexico after resigning in what he has alleged was a coup.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 12, 2019
Maduro's military stands in the way of Bolivia playbook repeat in Venezuela
Venezuelan opposition leaders looking to oust their country's socialist government can perhaps take some hope from the resignation of its leftist ally in Bolivia, President Evo Morales, on Sunday after weeks of street protests.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 11, 2019
Resignation of Bolivia's Evo Morales, last of 'pink tide,' polarizes Latin America
The resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales, the last serving member of the 'pink tide' of leftist leaders that swept Latin America two decades ago, polarized governments across the region Sunday, with presidents from Venezuela to Argentina denouncing a "coup" and others cheering his exit.
Japan Times
Sep 9, 2019
As forests burn, Bolivian leader Evo Morales' bet on Big Farming comes under fire
In the tropical Bolivian city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, a wealthy farming hub on the edge on the Amazon rainforest, President Evo Morales gathered with ranchers late last month to celebrate a maiden shipment of beef to China.
Japan Times
Jul 18, 2019
Princess Mako attends anniversary ceremony in Bolivia
Princess Mako on Wednesday attended a commemoration in Santa Cruz, eastern Bolivia, to mark the 120th anniversary of the arrival of Japanese immigrants to the South American country.
Japan Times
Jul 9, 2019
Princess Mako leaves for Peru and Bolivia to mark anniversary of Japanese emigration to South America
Princess Mako, the eldest daughter of Crown Prince Akishino, left Japan on Tuesday for an official visit to Peru and Bolivia to mark the 120th anniversary of the start of Japanese emigration to the South American countries.
Japan Times
Mar 26, 2019
Shoya Nakajima breaks deadlock in 76th minute to lead Samurai Blue past Bolivia
Shoya Nakajima netted a late winner as Japan beat Bolivia 1-0 in an international friendly on Tuesday night.
Japan Times
Mar 14, 2019
Shinji Kagawa called up for Japan's friendlies against Colombia, Bolivia
Shinji Kagawa is set to make his return for Japan after being named Thursday to the Samurai Blue squad for the upcoming international friendlies against Colombia and Bolivia.
Japan Times
Jan 29, 2019
Germany edges out China in Bolivia in the new lithium 'Great Game'
When Germany signed a deal last month to help Bolivia exploit its huge lithium reserves, it hailed the venture as a deepening of economic ties with the South American country. But it also gives Germany entry into the new "Great Game" in which big powers like China are jostling across the globe for access to the prized electric battery metal.
Japan Times
Sep 10, 2018
Let's discuss Noemi Inoue, Bolivia-born Tokyo councilor
Bolivian-born Noemi Inoue felt it was necessary to naturalize to feel fully integrated in Japanese society and to become the first non-Japan-born person to serve as a city councilor in Tokyo's Sumida Ward.
Japan Times
Aug 29, 2018
Wanting to make a difference, Bolivia-born Noemi Inoue turned Japanese and entered politics
Shocked by gender inequality and wanting to do something about it, Noemi Inoue decided to naturalize and stand for her local council.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 5, 2017
Brazil police detain Italian mass-murder fugitive Battisti at Rome's request as he tries to enter Bolivia
Brazilian police detained Cesare Battisti, an Italian former left-wing guerrilla convicted of murder in his country, on Wednesday as he was attempting to cross the border into Bolivia, a federal police spokesman said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 20, 2016
Explorers to sail reed boat across Pacific in bid to prove ancient journeys
An expedition in a boat made only of reeds crafted by indigenous Bolivians is getting ready to cross the Pacific from South America to Australia, in a fresh attempt to prove that ancient mariners were capable of making the journey.


Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores