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RUSSIA UKRAINE WAR

Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 7, 2022
Chinese brands stay put in Russia for now despite Western exodus
On social media, the Chinese public has shown overwhelming support for Russia's attack, which Moscow calls a 'special operation.'
Japan Times
MULTIMEDIA
Mar 7, 2022
‘We have no choice’: Mothers in Ukraine flee to Poland
At a station in Western Ukraine, mothers and their children boarded evacuation trains to Poland, while many of their husbands stayed to defend the country from advancing Russian forces.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 6, 2022
These are the cities in Ukraine facing Russian attacks
About two-thirds of the Ukrainian population of 44 million lived in the country's cities — now those cities are the focus of Putin's assault.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 6, 2022
Russian prisoners and Ukrainian soldiers describe two sides of the conflict
With hands still dirty from the battlefield, a dozen Russian prisoners of war sat, stony-faced, in a conference room of a Ukrainian news agency Saturday and described being captured after their armored columns were ambushed.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 6, 2022
How the West marshaled a stunning show of unity against Russia
In a few frantic days, the West threw out the playbook it used for decades against the Kremlin and isolated Russia with unparalleled sanctions and penalties.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 6, 2022
Putin’s justification for an attack on Ukraine conjures up memories of WWII and Hitler
Similar to Putin's justification for invading Ukraine, Hitler threatened to invade Czechoslovakia in order to incorporate districts with a German-speaking population.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 6, 2022
Russia has unleashed a new age of nuclear proliferation
Even if Vladimir Putin is bluffing on using nuclear weapons, his threat is more frightening than anything since the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Mar 6, 2022
Ukrainian musician in Japan appeals for peace as her music takes on deeper meaning
'When I perform, I do so with thoughts that the war would end and there will be peace in the world,' said Kateryna Gudzii, one of two bandura players in Japan.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 6, 2022
'Please close the sky,' Ukrainian refugees plead
NATO powers have so far ruled out a no-fly zone over Ukraine on the grounds that it could escalate the conflict beyond present borders.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 5, 2022
Russia declares ceasefire in two cities, but Ukraine officials say fighting continues
The Russian defense ministry said its units had opened humanitarian corridors near the cities of Mariupol and Volnovakha, which were encircled by its troops.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Mar 5, 2022
How Washington is pushing back against Russian propaganda
Unlike its European allies, the U.S. is not directly pushing the giant American tech and social media companies that control the flow of information to billions of people.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 5, 2022
London’s billionaire playground challenged by war’s reality
Putin's invasion of Ukraine, and the subsequent targeting of Russia's overseas money, threatens to end the British capital's near 50-year run as the plutocrat's playground of choice.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 5, 2022
‘I don’t want to be called Russian anymore’: Anxious Soviet diaspora rethinks identity
Immigrants from the former Soviet bloc were never a monolith, but they bonded over shared language and history. Now, they are shifting away from being seen as one group.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 5, 2022
A deal with a Putin ally leaves automaker Renault trapped in Russia
The French company has lost nearly 30% of its market value in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and ensuing economic sanctions.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 5, 2022
Ukraine war forces a question: How far east does Europe go?
After Russia invaded, Ukraine asked to join the European Union, quickly. Moldova and Georgia have asked too. Member states would rather not answer.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Mar 5, 2022
ICC faces 'myriad challenges' to prosecute war crimes in Ukraine
According to the U.N., at least 249 civilians have been killed since Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine on Feb. 24, in the biggest military attack on a European state since World War II.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 5, 2022
How China embraces Russian propaganda and its version of the war
In much of the world, Russia is losing the information war over Ukraine. In China, though, it's winning big.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 5, 2022
The war in Ukraine holds a warning for the world order
The multinational response to the invasion of Ukraine shows that liberalism has some life left. But the challenges posed by waning U.S. power and rising authoritarianism remain formidable.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 5, 2022
How Ukraine’s rail network threw Russia’s military off track
While Ukraine's forces have done a lot to foil the Kremlin's plan for a quick victory, so too have logistics, and in particular a lack of access to rail transport.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Mar 5, 2022
Underground U.S. groups funnel fighters and medics to Ukraine
A former U.S. military linguist is arming volunteers with Russian phrases before they head to Ukraine to fight, while another was in Ukraine linking volunteers to groups on the ground.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world