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Andre Hayato Saito’s latest short, “Amarela,” centers on a 14-year-old Japanese Brazilian girl (Melissa Uehara).
CULTURE / Film
May 21, 2024
Cannes nominee on being 'too Brazilian to be Japanese, too Japanese to be Brazilian’
Andre Hayato Saito's Palme d’Or-nominated short film, “Amarela,” is rooted in the director's own experiences with searching for a sense of belonging.
A railgun prototype developed by the Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency. A railgun uses electromagnetic force to fire bullets at high speeds, making them harder to intercept, but challenges remain over improving fire accuracy and making the weapon smaller.
JAPAN
May 21, 2024
Japan sends defense official to U.S. Navy for railgun development
The move is aimed at absorbing the know-how of the United States, which long researched railguns, to put the weapon into practical use as soon as possible.
Taiwanese President Lai Ching-te (left) and Vice President Hsiao Bi-khim wave to a crowd following his swearing-in at the Presidential Office in Taipei on Monday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
May 21, 2024
As new Taiwan leader takes office, a fragile status quo and power struggle at home await
New Taiwanese President Lai Ching-te has pledged to build on the legacy of his predecessor.
Former Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and new President Lai Ching-te wave during an inauguration ceremony outside the Presidential Office in Taipei on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
May 21, 2024
China rebukes Japanese and South Korean lawmakers visiting Taiwan
Beijing's embassy in Tokyo said the visit seriously contravened the spirit of Sino-Japanese commitments.
Toyama Gov. Hachiro Nitta speaks during an interview in Beijing last week.
JAPAN
May 21, 2024
Amid chilled national ties, regional Japan and China exchanges continue
According to a Japanese source based in China, about 60 governors and mayors from Japan visited China in the previous fiscal year, which ended in March.
Defense Minister Minoru Kihara is expected to hold bilateral talks with  his South Korean counterpart, Shin Won-sik, during the Shangri-La Dialogue to be held in Singapore from May 31.
JAPAN / Politics
May 21, 2024
Tokyo and Seoul to bolster defense ties with deal to prevent radar row repeat
The two neighbors' defense ministers hope to use an agreement to kick-start their defense relationship, which has been in limbo since the incident.
Kazuma Kaya reacts after his routine on the parallel bars during the men's apparatus finals at the 2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp on Oct. 8.
OLYMPICS / Gymnastics
May 21, 2024
Team Japan in Paris will be strongest, says gymnastics medalist Kaya
To date, Japan has a haul of seven Olympic gold medals in the team discipline, the most of any country.
Rui Machida in action for Japan against France at the Tokyo Games in Saitama in August 2021
BASKETBALL
May 21, 2024
Japanese basketball star Rui Machida fights for Olympic spot
With many rivals jockeying for a spot on the 12-member roster, her selection is far from certain.
At the factory of 4R Energy Corp. in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, a lithium-ion electric vehicle battery is disassembled to be reused. Batteries and EVs are among the strategic industries governments around the world aim to support through their industrial policies.
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
May 20, 2024
Grasping industrial policy in the age of economic security
A new era of industrial policies is structured around three P's: promoting strategic industries, protecting emerging technologies and partnering with like-minded countries.
New Taiwanese President Lai Ching-te (right) waves alongside outgoing leader Tsai Ing-wen during the presidential inauguration ceremony at the Presidential Office in Taipei on Monday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 20, 2024
‘Cease the intimidation,’ Taiwan’s new president tells China in inaugural speech
New leader Lai Ching-te used his inauguration speech to deliver a clear message to Beijing: Taiwan will not be subordinate to China.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a meeting with Russia's president in Riyadh last December.
JAPAN / Politics
May 20, 2024
Saudi crown prince postpones Japan trip over king’s health
Saudi sources said Monday that members of the delegation would still travel to Japan for some talks.
Subject to the Chinese probes is polyacetal resin, a type of plastic used for automobile parts and other items.
JAPAN
May 19, 2024
China launches anti-dumping probes targeting Japan, others
Subject to the probes is polyacetal resin, a type of plastic used for automobile parts and other items.
Chinese Premier Li Qiang (from left), Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol are expected to meet in Seoul on May 26 and 27.
JAPAN / Politics
May 19, 2024
Japan, China, South Korea eye economics, infectious disease fight in joint statement
But another focus will be whether the three countries will be able to keep in step over issues related to nuclear-armed North Korea.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken (right) speaks to reporters with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel at the ambassador's official residence in Tokyo last month. An officer to monitor problematic behavior from China will be stationed at the embassy in Tokyo.
JAPAN / Politics
May 19, 2024
U.S. Embassy in Tokyo to have officer for China affairs
Nearly 20 such officers have been dispatched to U.S. embassies abroad, according to data from the department.
Visitors view a CV-22 Osprey on display during a friendship event at the U.S. military's Yokota Air Base in Tokyo on Saturday.
JAPAN
May 19, 2024
U.S. Osprey displayed in event at Yokota base in Tokyo
In November last year, a U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey crashed off the island of Yakushima in Kagoshima Prefecture, killing all eight people on board.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman welcomes Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, last July.
JAPAN / FOCUS
May 18, 2024
Saudi crown prince seeks soft power in game hub Japan
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will visit Japan soon, where he will hold talks on energy while hunting more opportunities in gaming.
The new era of U.S.-Japan cooperation exemplifies a successful public-private collaboration crucial for maintaining a competitive edge in global technology, especially amid geopolitical tensions with China.
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 16, 2024
U.S.-Japan semiconductor alliance of the future
On the geopolitical side, the U.S.-Japan alliance is on one side of the equation, with China on the other and Taiwan in the middle.
USS Ronald Reagan leaves the U.S. Navy's Yokosuka base in Kanagawa Prefecture on Thursday after nine years of service.
JAPAN
May 16, 2024
Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan leaves Japan
The aircraft carrier USS George Washington will arrive in Japan later this year to take over.
Under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, the Chinese government is stepping up its antiespionage crackdown.
JAPAN
May 16, 2024
Ex-Japanese university professor gets six years in prison in China
Yuan Keqin, a former professor at a university in Hokkaido, went missing in May 2019 while temporarily returning to his homeland.
The Defense Ministry has signed a contract with the United States to jointly develop the so-called Glide Phase Interceptor (GPI).
JAPAN
May 16, 2024
Japan and U.S. sign agreement to develop hypersonic missile interceptor
The plan was first announced in August when the leaders of the two countries met in Camp David outside Washington.

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