Tag - bosnia



Vladimir Putin knows that if NATO member states are dragged back into policing a restive Balkans, they will be distracted from their focus on supporting Ukraine.
Apr 2, 2024
Putin’s new front in the Ukraine war is in the Balkans
The Russian leader is pushing propaganda and religious strife in Kosovo and Bosnia to distract NATO from his illegal invasion.
An pride flag is seen under a rubber door mat at an entrance to a basement of an office building in Kherson, Ukraine, in 2022.
WORLD / Society
Nov 14, 2023
Can EU talks boost LGBTQ+ rights in Ukraine, Moldova and Bosnia?
Several candidate countries have faced criticism over lack of protecting LGBTQ+ rights.
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a press conference on the 2023 Enlargement package and the new Growth Plan for the Western Balkans at the EU headquarters in Brussels Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 9, 2023
Brussels recommends opening EU membership talks with Ukraine
The countries bidding to join the EU join an already crowded field of hopefuls.
Japan Times
Jul 6, 2021
The curious case of the Balkan war criminals
International tribunals are largely ceremonial until leaders who commit war crimes are ousted, or their armies defeated.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 27, 2019
Diseases and food shortages plague migrant 'jungle camp' in Bosnia
Aid workers sounded the alarm on Wednesday about health and hygiene conditions in a makeshift forest camp in Bosnia for hundreds of migrants as they face the spread of scabies and other diseases as well as food shortages.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Dec 21, 2018
Migrants brave Bosnia's bitter winter wilderness, and wolves, to cross into EU
Their shoulders hunched against the bitter cold, dozens of migrants tramped towards Bosnia's border with Croatia, trying to cross illegally into the EU along a route that days earlier almost claimed the lives of a similar group.
Japan Times
Oct 2, 2018
Kayakers from across Europe join protests to save Balkan rivers from 'dam tsunami'
Kayakers from across Europe took to Bosnia's Vrbas river on Monday to protest against a boom in dam construction across the western Balkans that campaigners say threaten to cause irreparable environmental damage.
Japan Times
Sep 15, 2018
Japan seals Davis Cup World Group playoff victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina
Ben McLachlan and Yasutaka Uchiyama defeated Tomislav Brkic and Nerman Fatic in straight sets in the doubles rubber on Saturday as Japan won its Davis Cup World Group playoff against Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-0.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 30, 2018
Campaigners say hydropower dam plan threatens Europe's last wild rivers
Plans to build about 3,000 hydropower plants in the Balkans in the next few years endanger Europe's last wild rivers and some of the most important biodiversity hot spots on the continent, campaigners say.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Apr 23, 2018
Former Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic to appeal war crimes conviction
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will appear in court again Monday when he contests his conviction for genocide and a 40-year prison sentence before U.N. appeals judges.
Dec 3, 2017
Justice in the former Yugoslavia
Verdicts in war crimes trials are vital to remind us that such injustices can and do occur, and that those who commit them will be held accountable for their misdeeds.
Jul 29, 2016
New Japan goalkeeping coach Lugusic confident of ability to elevate players' level
New national team goalkeeping coach Enver Lugusic arrived in Japan on Friday eager to make a swift impact and improve the level of the country's shot stoppers.
Japan Times
Jun 8, 2016
Halilhodzic slams Japan's nice guys after Bosnia defeat
Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic ripped into his players and accused them of not being nasty enough after their lack of a mean streak was laid bare in Tuesday night's 2-1 Kirin Cup final defeat to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Japan Times
Jun 7, 2016
Duric propels Bosnia-Herzegovina past Japan in Kirin Cup final
Japan's 11-match unbeaten streak came to an end in its last warm-up for the final round of Asian qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday night, Vahid Halilhodzic's men going down 2-1 to Bosnia-Herzegovina in the four-nation Kirin Cup final.
Japan Times
Jun 5, 2016
Halilhodzic vows to put emotions to one side against Bosnia
Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic insists there will be no room for sentiment when the Samurai Blue take on Bosnia and Herzegovina in the final of the four-nation Kirin Cup on Tuesday night.
Japan Times
Jun 3, 2016
Bosnia-Herzegovina edges Denmark on penalties in Kirin Cup
Ten-man Bosnia-Herzegovina defeated Denmark 4-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in 90 minutes in a Kirin Cup match on Friday.
Japan Times
Jun 2, 2016
After Tottenham's disappointing Premier League finish, Denmark's Eriksen shifts focus to Kirin Cup
Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen hopes to take his mind off what could have been for Tottenham Hotspur this past season with a positive performance at the Kirin Cup.
Mar 30, 2016
The Butcher of Bosnia, convicted
Justice has finally been served to former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, who has been found guilty of genocide by a U.N. tribunal.
Japan Times
Mar 25, 2016
Srebrenica survivors say verdict on Karadzic too lenient, too late
Survivors of the Srebrenica massacre said the 40-year prison term handed down on Thursday to Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic for war crimes and genocide was not tough enough and came too late.
Japan Times
Sep 11, 2015
Tokyo steps up security after Islamic State tells supporters to attack Japanese missions
The militant group made the threat against several missions in an English-language magazine circulated on the Internet.


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