By Mark J. Ravina, University of Texas In June 1960, Japanese Prime Minister Kishi Nobusuke faced a diplomatic and public relations disaster. US President Dwight Eisenhower’s press secretary James C. Hagerty had arrived at Haneda Airport to coordinate the final details of Eisenhower’s upcoming visit, the first-ever visit to JapanRead More →

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Japan, Foreign Minister Harsh V Shringla said on Thursday that Japan is a valued partner in India’s development journey. Addressing a conference “India-Japan: 70 Years of Cooperation and the Way Forward” organized by AnantaRead More →

By Wang Hui-sheng 王輝生 On the eve of the 11th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, the government announced its intention to lift a ban on food imports from five Japanese prefectures near the nuclear power plant in Fukushima Dai-ichi, thus turning a “stumbling block”.Read More →

This file photo from December 8, 2015 shows Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, center, at the inauguration ceremony for the International Counterterrorism Intelligence Unit. (Mainichi / Shinnosuke Kyan) The Mainichi Shimbun answers some common questions readers may have about the Japanese equivalent of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Question: IsRead More →

Governments around the world are tightening restrictions as the Omicron variant continues to increase COVID-19 cases around the world. Macau is banning all international passenger flights, as the US military tightens restrictions on its bases in Japan amid a cluster of infections linked to its staff. Australia have refused entryRead More →

Author: Ben Ascione, Waseda University Japan’s political calendar in 2021 has been dominated by the government’s commitment to host the Tokyo Olympics postponed to July amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the election of the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in power in September and the lower house elections inRead More →

To further increase and give a major boost to the trade sector between Cambodia and Japan, the government has established extensive liaison with the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce in Japan. In a December 17 sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen, the CCC liaison was established in Sendei city, TohokuRead More →

Japan approves the Merck Covid pill Delivery of first batch of 1.6 million doses could start as early as Monday, PM says Patients who received Molnupiravir within five days of developing symptoms of the coronavirus were 30% less likely to be hospitalized or die than those who received a placebo,Read More →

Kyodo News Tokyo, Japan ● Sun 12 December 2021 2021-12-12 14:00 0 7c8de5fbfa8fecad7676baf1830e775a 2 Asia and pacific Japan, boycott, Olympics, Beijing, Winter Olympics, diplomacy To free Japan plans to not send Cabinet ministers to next year’s Beijing Olympics, in line with the US-led diplomatic boycott amid growing criticism of China’sRead More →

Top diplomats from Japan and the United States have shared their opposition to China’s unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the East China Sea. They agreed on the need to strengthen the deterrence capabilities of the Japanese-American alliance. Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa and US Secretary of StateRead More →

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday expressed support for Taiwan’s participation as an observer at the annual conference of the decision-making body of the World Health Organization, according to Kyodo News. Taiwan is not allowed to join most international organizations due to resistance from China, which claims full sovereigntyRead More →

Almost overnight, Japan became an astonishing and somewhat mysterious coronavirus achievement. New daily COVID-19 cases have fallen from a peak of nearly 6,000 in mid-August in Tokyo, with the number of cases in the densely populated capital now consistently below 100, an 11-month low. The bars are packed, the trainsRead More →

Japanese stocks mostly rose on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, with the Nikkei and Topix indices ending at 31-year highs, as lingering hopes of stimulus under a new prime minister and progress on COVID-19 vaccinations in the country continued to support investors’ risk appetite. At the close, the 225-issue Nikkei StockRead More →

The Japanese stock market closed higher on Friday, September 10, 2021, based on lingering expectations, the new Japanese government will introduce new policies to normalize the pandemic-affected economy, focusing on Japanese policy ahead of a vote in the leadership of the ruling party after Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says heRead More →