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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 and 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 and South Korea eye economics and 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.
A screening of "Mei and the Baby Cat Bus," which is being billed as a "mini-sequel" to the Studio Ghibli classic "My Neighbor Totoro," is set to take place at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday.
CULTURE / Entertainment news
May 19, 2024
Rare sequel to 'My Neighbor Totoro' to play at Cannes
The screening is part of the lead-up to Studio Ghibli's receiving an honorary Palme D'Or at the festival.
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.
Philippine Coast Guard personnel work as the 97-meter coast guard multirole response vessel, the BRP Melchora Aquino, arrives from Japan at the international port in Manila in June 2020.
JAPAN / Politics
May 18, 2024
Philippines to buy five patrol boats from Japan amid South China Sea tensions
Deliveries of the just announced five ships are expected to take place between 2027 and 2028.
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel meets with members of the Self-Defense Forces stationed on Yonaguni, Okinawa Prefecture, on Friday.
JAPAN / Politics
May 17, 2024
U.S. envoy to Japan makes landmark visit to front-line island near Taiwan
Rahm Emanuel is the first U.S. ambassador to travel to the far-flung Japanese island, which is home to a Ground Self-Defense Force base and is just 160 km from Taipei.
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.
Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-an (right) meets with Taro Aso, a former Japanese prime minister, in Tokyo on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics
May 16, 2024
Taipei mayor meets Japanese ruling party officials in Tokyo
Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-an met with Japanese ruling party officials in Tokyo in his first visit to Japan since assuming office in 2022.
The Japanese view of China is deteriorating, characterized by a fear of arbitrary detention and the belief the country, economically, is past its peak. The Chinese see Japan as declining and too reliant on the United States. 
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 15, 2024
Can Japan and China bridge their ever-widening ‘perception gap’?
Despite the fear, many of the worries Japanese have about visiting China are unfounded. Bridging the gap requires both nations to resume exchanges.
Taiwan President-elect Lai Ching-te arrives at the CyberSec 2024 Exhibition in Taipei on Wednesday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
May 15, 2024
New Taiwan president to set tone for ties with China at inauguration
President-elect Lai Ching-te will have the world's attention when he delivers his inaugural address on Monday.
Lee Hee-sup, secretary-general of the Seoul-based Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat, speaks during an interview in Seoul on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
May 15, 2024
Summit between Japan, China and South Korea to focus on future cooperation
The leaders of Japan, China and South Korea are expected to meet in Seoul late this month, for the first summit between the three neighbors since 2019.

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