Tag - taliban

 
 

TALIBAN

Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Oct 20, 2021
As women flee Afghanistan, brain drain hits economy and girls' hopes
The Taliban say women will be allowed to work in accordance with Islamic law, but have not clarified exactly what this means.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 13, 2021
‘I never believed that would happen’: After 20 years of war, an abrupt end
Five Afghans speak about the sudden end of the U.S. war in Afghanistan, and the uncertainty that lies ahead.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 9, 2021
53 Afghan evacuees, first group leaving war-torn country by air, arrive in Japan
Japan plans to assist some 500 Afghans who were embassy staff or government affiliates and their families in leaving the war-torn country.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 6, 2021
India’s Taliban problem
With the Taliban government desperately in need of patronage, China seems ideally suited to fill the breach.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Oct 5, 2021
The intentions behind China’s ‘friendly’ policy toward the Taliban
In the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Beijing has taken a lead in involving the region in the group's future.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 29, 2021
The Taliban vowed no revenge. One Afghan family tells a different story.
'The Taliban said they will not punish anyone who had worked with the previous regime but they did the exact opposite in our case.'
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 29, 2021
A dishonorable retreat in Afghanistan
A dangerous possibility is that the fall of Kabul will make China even more confident of the U.S.' accelerating decline, and will thus step up its efforts to forcefully reunite with Taiwan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 26, 2021
Pakistan OKs visas for Japan-bound Afghan evacuees without passports
The developments followed weeks of negotiations with Pakistani authorities. Many of the family members of the embassy and JICA staff lacked valid travel documents, causing a big problem.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 21, 2021
In New Delhi's 'Little Kabul,' fear and uncertainty for Afghan residents
The Taliban's takeover in Afghanistan has left people from the war-torn country concerned for family they left behind and wondering what the future holds.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 19, 2021
Starvation is as much a threat to Afghan women as the Taliban
In an aid-dependent economy already in deep trouble, the removal of tens of thousands female workers, many supporting large families, will only add to those facing hunger.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 19, 2021
Aid groups in Japan vow to continue support for Afghanistan
Humanitarian organizations in Japan have said they are determined to continue support for Afghanistan despite deteriorating security and logistics issues following the Taliban's takeover.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 17, 2021
Can America learn from its defeat in Afghanistan?
The value of an independent commission to examine the U.S. Afghanistan withdrawal is that it would offer some insulation from the daily pressures of Washington politics.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Sep 16, 2021
Female athletes flee Afghanistan as Taliban bars women from sports
An Afghan national female soccer team and their relatives have crossed into Pakistan en route to Europe and the U.S., an official at the country’s soccer federation said, as local media reported they were fleeing from threats after the Taliban barred their participation in sports.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 16, 2021
Afghanistan’s forsaken gender
While those of us in advanced economies contemplate the excesses of our modern society, Afghan women face an acute threat of being plunged back into the dark ages.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 15, 2021
Afghan resistance in desperate need of world’s support
The anti-Taliban cause is both just and necessary as a dizzying array of terrorist organizations are already gathering in Afghanistan after the government's fall.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 15, 2021
Building a better world in the wake of the Afghanistan debacle
Instead of exporting war, countries such as the U.S. could export technology together with human capital, such as teachers and doctors, to help create a better world.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 14, 2021
Basic lessons from two decades of conflict in Afghanistan
The resources — financial, human, intellectual — of the world's richest countries were unable to prevail in the contest for the future of Afghanistan
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 14, 2021
Taliban ‘conundrum’ forcing strange bedfellows on Afghanistan
World leaders one after another have called for international cooperation even as they jockey to gain influence in the great power vacuum that the U.S. departure has left behind.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 13, 2021
The Biden administration's Afghan nightmare
The handling of the retreat from Afghanistan has revealed much about the nature of Joe Biden's government and how he runs it.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 12, 2021
‘Everything changed overnight’: Afghan reporters face an intolerant regime
'No one dares to ask the Taliban about their past wrongdoings and the atrocities they have committed.”

Longform

Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on