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Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 11, 2021
In U.S. drone strike, evidence suggests no Islamic State bomb
U.S. officials said a Reaper drone followed a car for hours and then fired based on evidence it was carrying explosives. But an in-depth analysis and interviews cast doubt on that account.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Sep 11, 2021
20 years on, the 'war on terror' grinds along with no end in sight
The 'war on terror' waxes and wanes, largely in the shadows and out of the headlines — less an epochal clash than a low-grade condition and one that flares up occasionally.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 10, 2021
About 10 Afghan evacuation-seekers enter Pakistan to head for Japan
The Afghans, who entered neighboring Pakistan by land on their own, will head for Japan on Sunday at the earliest, sources said.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 10, 2021
A crippling blow to the global 'war on terror'
The U.S. has come full circle by ceding control of Afghanistan to the same organization that gave Osama bin Laden the base from which to plot the 9/11 attacks.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 9, 2021
Afghan journalists beaten in Taliban detention, editor says
Incidents of abuse since the Taliban came to power have raised doubts among some Afghans.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 9, 2021
The West owes Qatar a favor over Afghanistan. That was the point.
Qatar can bring real value through the relationships it maintains, especially across Western and Islamic parties
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Sep 9, 2021
Taliban Cabinet choices could hamper recognition by West
Foreign countries are greeting the makeup of the new government in Afghanistan with caution and dismay.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 8, 2021
The Taliban have their economic work cut out for them
There is much speculation that China could become Afghanistan's primary economic supporter and help it stay part of the global system. But that analysis is unrealistic.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 8, 2021
Quiet Taliban deal-maker holds key role to Afghanistan’s future
Baradar will have to convince world leaders that this is a different Taliban, a more moderate version of a group
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 8, 2021
Taliban names Cabinet that includes minister on U.S. sanctions list
The United States said it was concerned by the track records of some of the Cabinet members and noted that no women had been included.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 7, 2021
Curtain divides male and female students as Afghan universities reopen
What happens in universities and schools is being closely watched by foreign powers, who want the Islamist militant movement to respect the rights of women.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 6, 2021
U.S. citizens and Afghans wait for evacuation flights from country’s north
The holdup reflects the challenges of foreign governments working with the Taliban, which has yet to form a government.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 5, 2021
The end of the 'forever war' in Afghanistan will not bring peace
Many in the West who attack Joe Biden's Afghanistan policy are in fact upset about the return of brutal geopolitical competition.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 5, 2021
Pope prays that many countries take in Afghan refugees after the Taliban victory
The pope is a strong supporter of the rights of refugees and migrants. He also said it is essential that young Afghans receive an education.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 5, 2021
Mural of murdered Japanese doctor Tetsu Nakamura in Afghan capital erased
The portrait of Tetsu Nakamura is believed to have been painted over along with other murals at the direction of the Taliban, which seized control of the country in mid-August.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 5, 2021
Israel feels alone without the U.S. in Afghanistan
All the groups wanting to annihilate Israel, such as ISIS, Hezbollah and Hamas have been inspired by the Taliban victory.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 5, 2021
Taliban and opposition fight for Afghan holdout province as top U.S. general warns of civil war
Both sides claimed to have the upper hand in Panjshir but neither could produce conclusive evidence to prove it.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 4, 2021
The day the music died: Afghanistan's all-female orchestra falls silent
The last time the Taliban were in power, they banned music and women were not allowed to work.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Sep 3, 2021
With Afghan withdrawal complete, work begins anew
Was the war worth it? The speed with which the Afghan government collapsed certainly suggests that the project to build a durable government failed.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Sep 2, 2021
Afghan Paralympian Zakia Khudadadi makes debut after top-secret evacuation
The 22-year-old and her compatriot Hossain Rasouli arrived in Tokyo on Saturday via Paris after Khudadadi made a video appeal for help to leave Kabul after the Taliban swept to power.

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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