Tag - east-asia



Suspected intervention to drag the yen off a 34-year low against the dollar is already seen as unlikely to have a lasting effect if Japan continues alone.
BUSINESS / Markets
May 13, 2024
Yen’s fragility raises specter of a new currency war in Asia
A destabilizing slump in the yen could be the trigger that forces Japan’s neighbors to take extreme action.
Taiwan Air Force members at the Pingtung air base in Pingtung, Taiwan, on Jan. 30. Taiwan's president has promised to stick to the status quo concerning the island’s relations with China.
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Apr 9, 2024
How to stop the dominoes of war from falling in East Asia
Conflicts elsewhere have implications for East Asia's powder kegs — the Taiwan Strait and the Korean Peninsula.
Guard Yuki Togashi dribbles during the Jets' win over the SK Knights in the  East Asia Super League final in Cebu on Sunday.
Mar 11, 2024
Jets win East Asia Super League
Chiba outscored South Korea's SK Knights 21-15 in the fourth quarter.
Satoshi Kirishima in a photo provided by his acquaintance
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 27, 2024
Man who died after confession confirmed as 1970s bombing fugitive
Satoshi Kirishima, 70, had been a member of the extreme left-wing group East Asia Anti-Japan Armed Front and evaded authorities for 49 years.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally ahead of the Republican caucus in Las Vegas on Jan. 27.
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Feb 22, 2024
How East Asia should prepare for a possible Trump comeback
Questions over defense funding and military support could potentially return to the fore for U.S. allies.
A car carrying the body of a man who claimed to be Satoshi Kirishima is seen in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 7, 2024
Body of man who claimed to be Satoshi Kirishima sent to crematorium
Kirishima allegedly committed a series of bombings targeting companies in Japan between 1974 and 1975.
An investigator on Friday searches a house where the man who claimed to be Satoshi Kirishima had lived in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 2, 2024
DNA tests show dead man likely 1970s bombing fugitive in Japan
He has long been wanted on suspicions that he planted and detonated a bomb in a building in Tokyo's Ginza district in April 1975.
Taiwan's election results reflect the democratic aspirations of its citizens but is a cause for disappointment in Beijing.
Jan 19, 2024
The winner of Taiwan's election was democracy
The biggest disappointment was felt in Beijing, where inducements, threats and warnings failed to sway Taiwan’s voters.
The Democratic Progressive Party's presidential candidate, Lai Ching-te, the eventual winner, casts his vote during the island's election in Tainan, Taiwan, on Saturday.
Jan 18, 2024
Taiwan's election and its potential impact on East Asian politics
China tried to interfere in the Taiwanese elections through the systematic use of "cognitive warfare," but failed.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (center) arrives for a trilateral summit at Camp David, Maryland, on Aug. 18.
Sep 3, 2023
Deterrence is not enough in Northeast Asia
Forging closer ties with Japan is crucial for Yoon to achieve his foreign-policy goal of making South Korea a pivotal global player.
Rough guidelines on gifting cash at a Japanese wedding recommended between ¥10,000 and ¥50,000, depending on your own financial standing and your relationship to the married couple.
LIFE / Lifestyle
Sep 2, 2023
The unwritten rules around cash at Asian weddings
Should a gift reflect the cost of your banquet meal? How do you put a numerical value on a friendship?
Walter F. Hatch sheds light on how Japan's actions during World War II continue to haunt the country in "Ghosts in the Neighborhood."
Aug 27, 2023
‘Ghosts in the Neighborhood’ illuminates a path to reconciliation
Asian politics expert Walter F. Hatch sheds light on the role multilateral institutions can play in Japan coming to terms with its World War II past.
U.S. President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean leader Yoon Suk-yeol meet during the Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima in May.
Aug 18, 2023
A trilateral summit to reshape Northeast Asia
The summit follows years of hard work to overcome bitter historical legacies, most stemming from Japan’s colonization of the Korean Peninsula.
Japan Times
Jul 12, 2023
Are they Asian values or just Chinese dreams?
Beijing is pushing for so-called Asian values in the region — but how that should work differs with each country.
Japan Times
Jul 5, 2023
China's top diplomat urges Japan and South Korea to know their 'roots'
Wang Yi lashed out at Tokyo and Seoul for tilting toward Washington and called for strategic autonomy and trilateral cooperation among the Asian neighbors.
Japan Times
Jun 15, 2023
Why East Asia’s stroller brands have started chasing fur babies too
As birthrates decline across much of the region, baby goods firms in these markets are increasingly turning their attention to the pet business.
Japan Times
May 28, 2023
Indo-Pacific nations vow to fortify supply chains for critical items
The agreement is the first result of the Biden administration’s trade initiative in the region, called the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.
Japan Times
May 1, 2023
The sources of East Asia’s industrial prowess
The United States cannot ignore its own dependence on small Asian economies like South Korea and Taiwan for advanced technologies.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 14, 2023
Low alcohol tolerance increases chance of hard-to-cure stomach cancer in East Asians
A Japanese study has found that certain genomic abnormalities specifically related to alcohol consumption are linked to the onset of “diffuse-type” stomach cancer.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 22, 2023
Bullish calls mount as Asian stocks go on a tear in the new year
China has received most of the spotlight in Asia’s rally, with the MSCI China Index surging more than 50% since end-October.


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan