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Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Mar 12, 2017
South Korean opposition vows justice as Park prepares Blue House exit
The South Korean politician likely to emerge as the next president promised justice and common sense on Sunday as workers renovated the home of ousted leader Park Geun-hye to prepare for her departure from the presidential Blue House.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jan 25, 2017
Scandal, gaffes mar ex-U.N. chief's presidential prospects in South Korea
It has been an inauspicious return to crisis-plagued South Korea for former U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon, once the odds-on favorite to be the next president, who has been ensnared in a family corruption scandal and struggled with a skeptical press.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jan 21, 2017
U.S. asks South Korea to arrest brother of former U.N. chief Ban
The U.S. government has asked South Korea to arrest a brother of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on charges that he engaged in a bribery scheme to carry out the sale of a Vietnamese building complex, a U.S. prosecutor said on Friday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jan 16, 2017
Former U.N. chief Ban throws weight behind THAAD deployment
Former United Nations chief and presumptive South Korean presidential candidate Ban Ki-moon has backed the deployment later this year of a U.S. anti-missile system to the country amid North Korea's progress in its nuclear and missile programs.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 13, 2017
You keep the money, we keep the statues: Ban
Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a potential presidential candidate, rebuffs Tokyo's demand to remove the “comfort women” statues, saying the wartime issue is about more than money.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Dec 21, 2016
U.N.'s Ban offers strongest hint yet of run at South Korean presidency
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gave his strongest signal yet on Tuesday that he will seek the South Korean presidency next year as a corruption scandal that reached the highest level of government continues to roil the country.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 21, 2016
Ban Ki-moon's mixed legacy
The United Nations has become less relevant after a decade of leadership by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
LIFE / Language / COMMUNICATION CUES
Dec 12, 2016
'Supermoon' puts on a show
Skygazers were treated to an extra-bright 'supermoon' on Nov. 14, the largest in 68 years.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Dec 6, 2016
U.N. chief Ban may be unwitting loser in South Korean presidential scandal
Besides South Korean President Park Geun-hye, the biggest casualty of the country's mushrooming political corruption scandal may be the presidential aspirations of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 25, 2016
'Sailor Moon' condoms combat syphilis but heroine's fans flustered by age issue
The superheroine from the popular manga and anime series "Sailor Moon" has emerged once again to fight another evil — syphilis.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 24, 2016
Reality and how to put it to poetry take stage at Cikada Prize gathering
The second Cikada Prize Winners Commemorative International Symposium was held at the Kioicho Campus of Josai University on Nov. 18, in which Josai University Educational Corporation Chancellor Noriko Mizuta, a Cikada Prize winner herself, and others discussed poetry.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 14, 2016
'Supermoon' looms Monday night but overcast may dampen Japan's view
Skygazers will be treated to an extra-bright "supermoon" on Monday night, the largest moon in 68 years.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Oct 27, 2016
Park influence-peddling scandal sparks interest in South Korea presidential election
An influence-peddling scandal engulfing President Park Geun-hye has put the spotlight on the most powerful office in South Korea, rekindling interest in potential presidential candidates for next December's election.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Oct 23, 2016
Outgoing U.N. chief Ban mulls future in South Korea, where he tops presidential polls
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday he will return to South Korea in January after heading the world body for a decade and will consider what role he can play in the future of his country amid a push for him to run for president.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 14, 2016
Japan mourns Thai king; hundreds flock to embassy in Tokyo
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is one of the first world leaders to pay tribute to Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 30, 2016
Welcome transparency in picking U.N. chief
The United Nations has opened up the selection process for secretary-general to a level never seen in its 70-year history.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 20, 2016
On Moroccan order, international staffers in U.N.'s Western Sahara mission depart
Dozens of United Nations international staffers pulled out of their Western Sahara mission Sunday after Morocco demanded they leave because of remarks by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about the disputed territory.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Mar 16, 2016
The transformative power of Japan's 'magical girls'
There is one surprising thing about Japan's male-dominated — some may say rabidly misogynistic — society: manga and anime support women. True, there are plenty of examples to the contrary (take a short stroll through any Akihabara anime shop if you need proof). But at the same time, the modern Japanese...
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 12, 2016
U.N. chief may visit Japan for G-7 summit-related talks in May
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is likely to visit Japan in May as part of Group of Seven summit talks on issues of global concern, U.N. officials said Friday.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 27, 2015
U.N. improves its leadership selection process
The selection of the new secretary-general is arguably one of the most important decisions that the international community will make for the next 10 years.

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