Tag - history



Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa, South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin (center) and Chinese top diplomat Wang Yi pose for a photo ahead of trilateral talks in Busan, South Korea, on Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 26, 2023
Japan, South Korea and China seek leaders' summit at 'earliest' time
The talks were seen as a steppingstone toward reviving the three-way summit, but progress on hammering out a specific date appeared elusive.
Actor Joaquin Phoenix (left), actress Vanessa Kirby and director Ridley Scott arrive for the U.K. premiere of the movie "Napoleon" in London on Nov. 16.
Nov 20, 2023
Ridley Scott’s ‘Napoleon’ and our need for historical heroes
The new movie Napoleon' reignites the debate on the role of great individuals in history
An Albanian communist hangs a banner with Enver Hoxha's image in a public cemetery in Tirana in April 2012 to mark the anniversary of the hard-line Stalinist dictator's death.
Oct 27, 2023
When freedom does not bring about justice
From communism to capitalism, Lea Ypi's book,"Free: Coming of Age at the End of History" reflects on Albania's transition to freedom.
A fragment of a German cockroach found in Nara Prefecture
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 13, 2023
One of the world’s most common cockroaches may have origins in Japan
The discovery marks what could be the first evidence of the presence of the species during Japan’s Kofun Period.
The aftermath of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima in the closing days of World War II
JAPAN / History
Aug 5, 2023
Smithsonian museum plans to show photos of A-bomb aftermath
The National Air and Space Museum in Washington, however, does not currently plan to present photos or personal belongs of the bombing victims.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks in front of an intercontinental ballistic missile in this undated photo released in March 2022.
Jul 25, 2023
From 'Young General' to 'Supreme Leader': The evolution of Kim Jong Un
North Korea's thinking on its relations with the U.S. has undergone dramatic changes, and Kim Jong Un's past evolution offers indications of where the country might be headed.
The mushroom cloud caused by the Trinity nuclear test is seen on July 16, 1945. A new study, released on Thursday ahead of submission to a scientific journal for peer review, shows that the cloud and its fallout went farther than anyone in the Manhattan Project had imagined in 1945.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 22, 2023
Trinity nuclear test’s fallout reached 46 states, Canada and Mexico, study finds
The research shows that the first atomic bomb explosion’s effects had been underestimated, and could help more “downwinders” press for federal compensation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 25, 2023
South Korean president's office defends his viral Japan comments
South Korea's Yoon Suk-yeol was in hot water after comments he made about former colonial power Japan not needing to 'kneel down' to improve ties.
Japan Times
Apr 16, 2023
Iraq's ancient treasures sand-blasted by climate change
Sandstorms attributed to climate change have slowly begun to reverse years of work in Iraq to unearth archeological sites.
Japan Times
Feb 6, 2023
Through good times and bad, the community you create will be your lifeline
What would Tyre Nichols' life had been like if he were living in Japan? It's a sad thought to imagine at this point, but a question worth asking nonetheless.
Japan Times
Oct 6, 2022
Japanese World War II poison gas still affecting people today
Millions of chemical weapons were produced by Japan during its war with China, and many were abandoned across both countries as the fighting came to an end.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Sep 29, 2022
Memorials continue for child victim of 1923 massacres in Japan
The incident, which saw 6-year-old Munekazu Tachibana beaten to death, occurred while martial law was imposed to maintain public order in the aftermath of an earthquake.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 18, 2022
South Korea says leaders' summit with Japan still on
Japan's conservative Sankei Shimbun daily reported late Saturday that Tokyo was working to postpone the meeting, citing multiple Japanese government officials.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 27, 2022
Japan says South Korea working to solve wartime labor compensation row
A senior Japanese Foreign Ministry official said South Korea is working toward a resolution of the long-pending wartime labor compensation issue, which has soured bilateral relations.
Japan Times
Aug 20, 2022
South Korean top court postpones decision on wartime labor asset liquidation
Japanese and South Korean government officials now have more time to resolve the issue, which has sent ties plunging to fresh lows.
Japan Times
Aug 6, 2022
Nuclear weapons a 'loaded gun,' U.N. chief warns, as Hiroshima marks 77 years since bombing
At an annual memorial, Antonio Guterres warned of the risk posed by crises in Ukraine, the Mideast and the Korean Peninsula.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 26, 2022
Japanese and South Korean leaders unlikely to meet during NATO summit
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and U.S. leader Joe Biden, however, will hold their first trilateral summit since September 2017.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
May 30, 2022
What does 'normalization' really mean for Japan-China ties?
A look at the history of relations between the two countries shows a delicate balance and coexistence set against recurring tensions.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 30, 2022
The ‘ultimate bird’ once prowled the seas of a young Japan
Eleven million years ago, swans in what is today called Japan did something unexpected: They took to the oceans.
Japan Times
Apr 25, 2022
Ukraine apologizes for linking Hirohito and Hitler in official tweet
An official Ukrainian government Twitter account apologized after showing a picture of Emperor Hirohito alongside Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in video about the defeat of fascism.


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