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Qatari and French officers patrol on horseback down a street in central Paris on Friday, a week ahead of the opening ceremony for the Summer Olympics.
Jul 20, 2024
France races to head off Islamic State group threat to Paris Olympics
The outreach comes in the wake of two major attacks this year that authorities say were carried out by Tajik members of the militant group.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin meets with China's President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states leaders' summit in Astana on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 4, 2024
How China and Russia compete, and cooperate, in Central Asia
Even as China has expanded its economic influence across Central Asia, it still faces challenges to its diplomacy from Russia.
Jamoliddin Makhmaliyev sits with his grandson and granddaughters in front of his new house in the village of Khuroson, some 70 kilometers south of the Tajikistan capital Dushanbe, on March 26. “We lived in fear, until the day the mountain collapsed and destroyed our house,” recalls his wife Yodgoroy. Tajikistan is the Central Asian country most vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Apr 17, 2024
Tajikistan builds villages for climate migrants fleeing fatal landslides
The former Soviet country says it relocated 45,000 people between 2000 and 2017, and that tens of thousands of others are waiting their turn.
Migrant workers from Tajikistan in an apartment shared by 18 people in Moscow in May 2020. The main suspects in the deadly assault are from Tajikistan. Now many other Tajiks, who fill jobs in Russia’s wartime economy, are being deported and harassed.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 6, 2024
In Moscow attack, a handful of suspects but 1 million Tajiks under suspicion
Many Tajiks who fill jobs in Russia’s wartime economy are being deported and harassed.
Tajikistan's Rustam Soirov celebrates with a banner after his team defeated Lebanon in an Asian Cup Group A match in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on Monday.
Jan 23, 2024
'Big dream' as debutant Tajikistan reaches Asian Cup last 16
At the final whistle Tajikistan's players celebrated with the small number of their fans inside the stadium.
Kyrgyz male labor migrants wait to depart for work in Russia at the office of a company organizing passenger transportation on Oct. 17.
Nov 16, 2023
Pressured amid war effort, Central Asia migrants leave Russia
Moscow is offering incentives for migrants to work in places like Mariupol, while enlistment offices seek to entice them into the Russian army.
Japan Times
May 18, 2023
Xi summit to deepen Central Asian ties in split-screen with G7
The summit unfolds in a split screen with G7 leaders effort in Japan this week to hammer out a unified response to Chinese 'economic coercion.”
Japan Times
Mar 14, 2023
Russia invited to play in central Asian soccer tournament
A move to Asia has been touted as a possible option to allow Russia's national teams and clubs to again participate in international competition.
Japan Times
Oct 9, 2022
A distracted Russia is losing its grip on its old Soviet sphere
Russia's domination of Central Asia and the Caucasus region is unraveling as the Kremlin focuses on the war in Ukraine — and border violence is flaring.
Japan Times
Sep 18, 2022
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan trade blame over new border attacks
Border disputes have dogged the ex-Soviet republics throughout their three-decade independence.
Japan Times
Sep 16, 2022
Kyrgyzstan announces cease-fire with Tajikistan after deadly clashes
Russia has offered to mediate between the two ex-Soviet countries, where recent fighting has left dozens injured and several dead, and called for 'urgent' measures to halt the fighting.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 16, 2022
Japan and five Central Asian nations vow to closely communicate over Ukraine
During online talks with officials from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi condemned Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.
Japan Times
Jul 24, 2021
Mask-shy Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan rain on COVID-compliant opening parade
The sight marked an awkward contrast with other national teams who covered their faces in line with COVID-19 protocols.
Japan Times
Jul 3, 2021
U.S. looks into having three Central Asian states take in at-risk Afghans
Sources said Washington is in talks with Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan about letting in the at-risk Afghan citizens.
Japan Times
Jun 8, 2021
Takumi Minamino ties Keisuke Honda's scoring record as Japan beats Tajikistan
Takumi Minamino on Monday tied Keisuke Honda's record of scoring in seven straight World Cup qualifiers, netting in Japan's 4-1 win over Tajikistan in the second Asian qualifying round for the 2022 tournament in Qatar.
Japan Times
May 22, 2020
Japan raises travel advisory for India and 10 other countries
The countries are expected to be added to a list of 100 countries and regions subject to an entry ban for foreign travelers soon.
Japan Times
Oct 17, 2019
Japan routs Tajikistan in 2022 World Cup qualifier
Japan claimed its third straight win in the second round of Asian qualifying for the 2022 World Cup with a 3-0 victory over Tajikistan on Tuesday.
May 22, 2019
Steady as it goes in Central Asia
Japan should use its long, under-appreciated history of engagement with Central Asia to promote stability in this vital area.
JAPAN / Politics
May 18, 2019
Kono to discuss economic cooperation between Japan and Central Asian with nations' foreign ministers
Foreign Minister Taro Kono held talks with his counterparts from Central Asia on Saturday to discuss economic cooperation and regional security.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 5, 2018
Japan and Tajikistan agree to boost border control cooperation after Tokyo talks
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon agreed Friday to strengthen cooperation on border control to stem the flow of narcotics and terrorists into the central Asian country from neighboring Afghanistan.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals