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Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Feb 15, 2022
Houses, scandals, missiles: The issues at stake in South Korea's presidential election
Discontent over the economic situation has driven away many young voters who initially backed Moon. They comprise a lost generation that many see emerging as the key voting bloc.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Feb 14, 2022
Can South Korea's next president warm up Seoul's chilly ties with Tokyo?
How far ruling party nominee Lee Jae-myung and main opposition candidate Yoon Seok-youl — the front-runners in the March 9 election — are willing to go to improve ties is an open question.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Feb 12, 2022
Biden picks former sanctions enforcer as ambassador to South Korea
Philip Goldberg worked as coordinator for the implementation of United Nations sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear weapons and missile programs from 2009 to 2010.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Feb 10, 2022
South Korea’s nuclear energy future is a new election battleground
South Korea's top presidential candidates are offering diverging visions on nuclear power, though both agree the nation must soften its plans to phase it out to meet climate targets.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 10, 2022
South Korea's Moon calls Japan 'closest' of neighbors and expects ties to improve
Moon, whose term ends in May, added that he has tried to achieve stable relations by approaching historical issues and future-oriented cooperation separately.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 29, 2022
Fiery North Korean defector charged under new propaganda law
South Korea banned the spreading of leaflets across the border last year. Park Sang Hak, an outspoken activist who defied the ban, was indicted this week.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 26, 2022
Japanese company joins march back to the moon in 2022
This year is packed with other moonshot ambitions and rehearsals that could foretell how soon humans get back to the lunar surface.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 7, 2022
Going to space makes you 'obsessed with Earth,' billionaire Yusaku Maezawa says
The 46-year-old fashion magnate and art collector in December became the first space tourist on the International Space Station in over a decade.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jan 3, 2022
Moon vows fresh push for peace in final months as South Korean president
The South Korean president has long advocated an end-of-war declaration as a way to ease North Korean suspicions that America's goal is to remove Kim from power.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / Outlook 2022
Jan 1, 2022
For Kishida, 2022 could be make or break in security and diplomatic sphere
The omicron coronavirus variant may throw a wrench in the prime minister's plans to have 2022 be a 'year of actively promoting summit diplomacy.”
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Dec 24, 2021
South Korea's Moon pardons disgraced former leader Park Geun-hye
Park, 69, became South Korea's first democratically elected leader to be thrown out of office when a court upheld a parliament vote in 2017 over a corruption scandal.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Dec 8, 2021
Chinese sighting of 'cube' on moon rouses speculation and inspires memes
The Yutu-2 caught an image of what seems like a large cubic object on the horizon about 80 meters from its location.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Nov 7, 2021
Can South Korea’s main presidential candidates revitalize relations with Japan?
The conservative opposition People Power Party has tapped former top prosecutor Yoon Seok-youl, 60, as its presidential candidate, while the ruling Democratic Party picked Lee Jae-myung, 56.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Oct 22, 2021
Moon's push for South Korean military independence may echo far beyond his presidency
South Korea's defense budget is at new highs, with less restrictions on its missile program and plans for the nation's first aircraft carrier, among other advanced weapons.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 20, 2021
Time for Tokyo and Seoul to lay a foundation that takes relations in a positive direction
While the political winds do not portend improved relations in the short term, Kishida shouldn't write off Moon's suggestion to improve cooperation on nontraditional security issues.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 20, 2021
Arriving in fighter jet, South Korea's Moon Jae-in urges defense industry growth
The military display came a day after North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile from a submarine.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 16, 2021
Kishida and South Korea's Moon discuss lingering wartime disputes
After their first phone talks since Kishida took office last week, the Japanese leader said he 'strongly urged' South Korea to 'take appropriate action' to help improve bilateral relations.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 14, 2021
Sleepless in Seoul: Waiting for Kishida’s phone call
New Prime Minister Kishida has not called the president of South Korea yet, causing a stir in South Korean media.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 7, 2021
Will Japan’s Kishida take relations with the Koreas in a new direction?
Kishida may follow a common Japanese approach to the Koreas: seek apology and clarity from Pyongyang on the abduction issue while refusing to offer additional apologies to Seoul.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 5, 2021
North Korea trades scorn for flattery to win benefits from Moon
While North Korea has frequently shifted between provocations and diplomatic overtures, Kim now appears to be trying to do both at the same time.

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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