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Japan Times
Jul 30, 2015
Kabul confirms Taliban chief Omar died in Pakistan in 2013, pushes peace parley
Afghanistan said on Wednesday that Mullah Omar, the elusive leader of the Taliban movement fighting to topple the government, died more than two years ago.
Jul 29, 2015
U.S. Congress' egocentric strategem in the TPP talks
With the passage of the Trade Promotion Authority Act, the U.S. will become increasingly self-centered in pursuit of its national interests in international trade negotiations, including the TPP.
Jul 28, 2015
Group supporting visits to graves in North Korea to disband
A group that has been helping people visit the graves of their relatives in North Korea said it will disband after Pyongyang agreed to conduct a survey into the locations of grave sites.
Japan Times
Jul 7, 2015
Yemen truce talks clouded by intense Saudi-led bombardment of Houthi positions
Nearly 100 people were killed on Monday in airstrikes across Yemen, the Houthi-run state news agency reported, as a Saudi-led coalition stepped up attacks that are likely to weigh on efforts to broker a humanitarian truce.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 29, 2015
As Vienna talks hit snag on Iran nuke monitoring, Zarif looks to shuttle to Tehran
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will fly back to Tehran and is expected to return by Tuesday to Vienna where negotiators are still at odds on some elements of a final nuclear deal, including the scope of monitoring.
Japan Times
Jun 24, 2015
China set to list greenhouse gas reduction goals, at cost topping $6 trillion
It will cost China over $6.6 trillion (41 trillion yuan) to meet the greenhouse gas reduction goals it will lay out later this month in its strategy for United Nations climate negotiations, the country's lead negotiator for the talks said Tuesday.
May 29, 2015
North Korea absent as five nations huddle over its nuclear threat; China, Russia nix more sanctions
JAPAN / Politics
May 8, 2015
Japan, China agree to boost exchanges in first consular talks in three years
Japan and China agreed to boost people-to-people exchanges on Thursday during the first talks between their consular officials in three years, the Foreign Ministry said in Tokyo.
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JAPAN / Politics
Apr 16, 2015
Japanese emigrant to North Korea hopes bilateral ties will improve
A Japanese woman who moved to North Korea more than 50 years ago said Thursday she hopes official talks that resumed between the two countries last year will pave the way for improved relations.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 3, 2015
North Korea warns abduction talks on the rocks
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe slams North Korea's warning that negotiations on abduction issue might be suspended and vows to stick to its carrot-and-stick strategy.
Japan Times
Apr 2, 2015
Six powers, Iran fail to narrow gaps, look to extend nuclear talks through Thursday
Six major powers and Iran have decided to extend their talks until Thursday after failing to narrow their differences on a framework agreement to limit Tehran's nuclear program.
Japan Times
Mar 31, 2015
Iran, powers rush for nuclear deal as clock ticks toward deadline
Iran and six world powers ramped up the pace of negotiations on Tuesday ahead of a deadline for a preliminary nuclear deal that was less than 24 hours away, as both sides warned it was crucial to overcome differences that could wreck an agreement.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 10, 2015
TPP chief negotiators resume talks in Hawaii
Chief negotiators from countries involved in a Pacific Rim free trade initiative resumed talks Monday in Hawaii, as the 12 negotiating members attempt to reach a deal by the end of spring.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 6, 2015
Kishida looks to meet Park during trilateral talks in Seoul, may push for Abe summit
The foreign ministers of Japan, China and South Korea plan to meet with South Korean President Park Geun-hye on the sidelines of a trilateral session March 21-22 in Seoul, a source said Thursday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 29, 2015
Business, labor seek common ground ahead of wage talks
The nation's largest business lobby and labor union held rare direct talks Thursday, seeking common ground ahead of their annual wage talks that could affect the Abe administration's efforts to revitalize the economy.
Jan 26, 2015
Obama backs India's solar goals, seeks support for climate talks
U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday offered to help finance India's ambitious solar energy target and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's support at global climate talks in Paris later this year.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 6, 2014
Japan, Russia to hold high-level talks aimed at Putin visit
Japan and Russia are arranging to hold talks at the director-general level in Tokyo on Monday to pave the way for bringing Russian President Vladimir Putin to Japan next year, government sources said.
Dec 2, 2014
U.N. climate conference begins in Lima; Tokyo seen lagging
A 12-day U.N. conference on climate change began in Lima on Monday, with representatives of more than 190 countries and regions seeking a broad agreement by the end of next year to develop a new global framework in 2020 to fight global warming.
Nov 21, 2014
Russia: North Korea ready for renewed nuclear talks
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday North Korea was ready to resume stalled international talks on its nuclear arms program.
Nov 19, 2014
Eto to visit Myanmar to join first talks with ASEAN defense ministers
Defense Minister Akinori Eto will meet his ASEAN counterparts in Myanmar for the first gathering of its kind between Tokyo and the 10-nation bloc, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday.


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