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A drone view of fire and smoke from burning vegetation rising in a rainforest in Canta, state of Roraima, Brazil, on Feb. 29.
May 21, 2024
Brazil's Amazon fires off to record 2024 start as green union blames firefighting budget cut
A record drought, brought on by the El Nino climate phenomenon and global warming, is thought to be behind the fires.
Floodwater near a highway following heavy rains in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, on Sunday
WORLD / Politics
May 10, 2024
Brazil’s historic floods create ‘Katrina moment’ for Lula’s presidency
Natural disasters like the record-breaking deluge that hit the state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil carry tremendous power to reshape politics.
Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (right) and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida shake hands during a joint statement at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, on Friday.
JAPAN / Politics
May 4, 2024
Japan and Brazil vow cooperation in fighting climate change
Kishida and Lula also agreed to work together to maintain and strengthen the international order based on the rule of law.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will use a policy speech in Sao Paulo to set out his vision for ties between Japan and South America, almost 10 years after former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe advocated for stronger ties between the two in the same city.
JAPAN / Politics
May 1, 2024
Kishida sets sights on energy and climate in South America trip
Widespread use of biomass as car fuel makes Brazil an ideal import partner for Japan.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and French President Emmanuel Macron deliver a joint statement in Paris in January 2023.
Apr 26, 2024
Kishida to visit France, Brazil and Paraguay starting next week
In Paris on Thursday, Kishida plans to give a keynote speech at a ministerial council meeting of the OECD and meet with French President Emmanuel Macron.
Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro surrendered his passport to police last Thursday and four of his ex-aides have been arrested.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 13, 2024
Bolsonaro coup probe weakens Brazil's right-wing opposition
A social media survey showed 58% of posts were critical of Bolsonaro, while 42% were favorable, indicating that he still has considerable support.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during the launch of the "Energy Transition: Fuel for the Future" project at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on Sept. 14. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva are scheduled to meet on Wednesday in New York.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 19, 2023
Conflicted ideas hinder Brazil's drive to revive 'soft power'
Dependence on China trade, off-the-cuff remarks about Russia and an outdated position on human rights derailing efforts
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida have agreed on Japan's visa exemption for Brazilian visitors during their summit in May.
Aug 10, 2023
Japan to give Brazilians visa-free entry for short stays
Japan will allow Brazilian tourists to visit the country on short stays without visas starting Sept. 30, the government said Thursday, creating a reciprocal entry exemption between the two nations following a summit earlier this year.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (left) and his minister of indigenous peoples, Sonia Guajajara, chat during the Amazon Summit IV Meeting of Presidents of States Parties to the Amazon Cooperation Treaty in Belem, Para State, Brazil, on Tuesday.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Aug 9, 2023
Brazil's Lula fosters regional unity in battle to save the Amazon
The Amazon Summit is taking place in Belem, the rainforest city slated to host the United Nations’ COP30 climate meetings in 2025.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 19, 2023
EU’s Latin America charm offensive hits a roadblock over Putin
Discussions this week highlighted challenges that Europe and the G7 will face, especially as the BRICS alliance grows in size and influence.
Japan Times
Apr 15, 2023
In Beijing, Brazil’s leader endorses China’s stance on Ukraine
In a joint statement, the countries' leaders avoided the words 'invasion” or 'war” and offered few specifics about how to bring Russia or Ukraine to the table after more than a year of war.
Japan Times
Jan 10, 2023
Japan vows to further beef up ties with Brazil under new president
The talks came a day after demonstrators backing Bolsonaro, the predecessor of Lula, stormed legislative buildings, the presidential office and the Supreme Court in Brasilia.
Japan Times
Jan 10, 2023
Was Brazil's insurrection foretold?
It is cold comfort that most of the militants who sacked Brazil's government institutions were amateurs, much like their counterparts in the U.S. Jan. 6 insurrection.
Japan Times
Jan 10, 2023
What drove a mass attack on Brazil’s capital? Mass delusion.
Millions of Brazilians appear to be convinced that October's presidential election was rigged against Bolsonaro, despite audits and analyses by experts finding nothing of the sort.
Japan Times
Jan 10, 2023
Lula slams far-right 'terrorism' as Brazil clears protest camps
Brazilian security forces arrested 1,500 people as President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva condemned 'acts of terrorism' after a far-right mob stormed the seat of power.
Japan Times
Jan 5, 2023
Brazil's Bolsonaro faces legal risks after losing immunity
Bolsonaro's future may hinge on the path charted by crusading Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes, as well as on the calculations of new President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
Japan Times
Jan 4, 2023
Brazil bids farewell to beloved soccer star Pele
On the streets of Santos, the city of 430,000 where the global superstar lived for most of his life, some struggled to come to terms with his loss.
Japan Times
Jan 2, 2023
Lula takes reins in Brazil and slams Bolsonaro's anti-democratic threats
In a speech to Congress after officially taking the reins of Latin America's biggest country, the leftist said democracy was the true winner of the October presidential vote.
Japan Times
Nov 4, 2022
Brazil’s former president returns: Let the challenges begin
Former president Luiz Inacio Lula da, now the president-elect, will have little time to celebrate his return to power as he takes over a deeply divided Brazil.
Japan Times
Nov 3, 2022
Bolsonaro supporters urge Brazil military to keep him in power
Since Bolsonaro gave a short speech in which he neither accepted defeat nor congratulated Lula on his win, his supporters have rallied in front of military installations.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan