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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Chinese Premier Li Qiang (front left) walk to the so-called ASEAN Plus Three meeting in Jakarta on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 8, 2023
Regional summits a missed chance to mend Japan-China ties
While Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Chinese Premier Li Qiang had a brief exchange, the Fukushima issue may have a lasting impact on bilateral ties.
An Indian security officer on patrol in New Delhi ahead of the Group of 20 Summit
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 7, 2023
With G20, U.S. welcomes India's rise while accepting differences
The United States has viewed the fellow democracy as a natural ally that can rival an autocratic and increasingly assertive China.
Ukrainian Volodymyr Zelenskyy visits the command post of an operational-tactical group in Donetsk, Ukraine, on Monday.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 5, 2023
Allies question Ukraine's war strategy, irritating Kyiv
Over the past two weeks U.S. media have been quoting anonymous military sources questioning Ukraine's strategy. On the record, criticism remains muted.
A clothing packaging warehouse near Barcelona last month
Sep 1, 2023
Fast fashion firms prepare for EU crackdown on waste mountain
Fast fashion, or making and selling cheap clothes with a short lifespan, is "highly unsustainable," the European Commission said in July.
T-shirts and hats with an image depicting the mug shot of former President Donald Trump are pictured at the Y-Que printing store in Los Angeles on Friday.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Aug 26, 2023
Owning it: Trump embraces historic mug shot
T-shirts, mugs and stickers bearing the first mug shot of a serving or former U.S. president were put out within hours of the photo's release.
Investors stand in front of an electronic board showing stock information on the first trading day after the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday at a brokerage house in Shanghai.
Aug 26, 2023
China’s market rescue is failing as Xi holds back on stimulus
China’s regulators face a losing battle convincing global funds to invest in the nation’s stocks without stronger stimulus packages.
Nihon University's American football team restarts training on Aug. 11 in Tokyo after it was suspended.
Aug 23, 2023
Nihon University scandal puts focus on 'collective responsibility'
Critics of the approach of punishing an entire team for wrongdoing by some say it can unfairly affect athletes that weren't involved.
Shinobu Yamanaka, a mom of three sons and director of a day care facility in Konan, Kochi Prefecture, serves up to eight "members" six days a week.
JAPAN / Science & Health / FOCUS
Aug 22, 2023
Kochi dementia care center aims to set new paradigm in Japan
A new generation of people with Alzheimer’s in Japan are trying to change not only dementia care but also social attitudes toward patients.
Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on Aug. 18. Putin’s authority as a guarantor of stability has taken a big hit in the wake of the mutiny by Yevgeny Prigozhin.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Aug 21, 2023
Putin turns to ruble and ballot to shore up shaken authority
Despite growing misgivings among Russia’s elites, for the regular voter, Putin remains wildly popular.
Ukrainian servicemen ride past a destroyed building in Kupiansk in the Kharkiv region on Thursday.
Aug 20, 2023
Ukraine's dilemma: Rebuilding in midst of war
The World Bank has said the cost of Ukraine's reconstruction over a decade would be $411 billion — 2.6 times its gross domestic product in 2022.
After enjoying robust demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, air cargo firms are now reeling from overcapacity.
Aug 19, 2023
Air travel boom creates crosswinds for air cargo
Passenger jets grounded during the pandemic are flying again and transporting goods, upping the competition with dedicated air freighters.
U.S. President Joe Biden during an event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Tuesday. The president has crisscrossed the nation visiting groundbreakings and factories to sell his agenda, dubbed Bidenomics, with the Inflation Reduction Act as the centerpiece.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Aug 17, 2023
Fires and heat block Biden from taking victory lap for climate law
It’s not the first time circumstances beyond Biden’s control have undone his efforts to revel in a victory.
U.S. President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean leader Yoon Suk-yeol attend a photo op on the day of trilateral engagement during the Group of Seven summit at the Grand Prince Hotel in Hiroshima on May 21.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Aug 16, 2023
Biden, Kishida and Yoon look to ‘institutionalize’ trilateral ties
The leaders will agree to hold three-way summits at least once a year, in addition to conducting more joint drills and boosting intelligence-sharing.
Prachi Gupta (left) after the birth of her first child in 2018
JAPAN / Society / FOCUS
Aug 14, 2023
For foreign expecting mothers in Japan, a struggle over maternity norms
Different expectations over things like natural births and weight gain can cause anxieties for non-Japanese.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping attends the joint news conference of the China-Central Asia Summit in Xian, China, in May.
Aug 5, 2023
Xi spent two days outside China in 2023 as problems mount
Mounting domestic problems from a faltering economy to rare political scandals have demanded the Chinese leader's attention at home.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in May.
Aug 3, 2023
Japan's vision of nuke-free world in focus ahead of anniversaries
The tension between Tokyo's lofty goals and realpolitik necessities has made any move toward nuclear disarmament largely elusive.
Bank of Japan Gov. Kazuo Ueda speaks during a news conference at the central bank's headquarters in Tokyo on Friday.
Jul 29, 2023
Tricky road ahead after BOJ moves to ease yield curve control
Some economists viewed the BOJ's move to allow long-term yields to rise above its ceiling as an "effective scrapping" or "gutting" of its yield curve control program launched in 2016.
Pan Gongsheng
Jul 29, 2023
China’s central bank chief is taskmaster Xi couldn’t let retire
Pan Gongsheng is expected to turn around growth slowdown for the world's second largest economy and safeguard the $60 trillion domestic financial system.
The Tokyo Stock Exchange is urging listed firms to place greater focus on stock prices and capital efficiency.
Jul 24, 2023
Tokyo Stock Exchange urges more focus on stock prices and capital efficiency
Management teams of listed companies face the challenge of raising their awareness about the importance of how best to use funds raised from shareholders and banks.
Japan Times
Jul 23, 2023
Markets skeptical whether BOJ will change ultraloose policy
After decades fighting deflation, the BOJ wants robust wage growth and a stable inflation rate of 2%, fearing that tightening monetary policy too soon could backfire.


Yoshiko Koide sits in a classroom at Nagoya College where she teaches a Japanese-language observation seminar.
How a dictionary came to spark outrage among the web’s otaku