Experts: Japan, India, Australia Plan New Global Supply Chain to Counter China

Japan, India, and Australia are planning a new global supply network and are working out an initiative called the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) to reduce dependency on China, experts say. The initiative is a result of the emerging geopolitics in the post-coronavirus world, they say. “This cooperation is well-related to current U.S. policy toward […]

Typhoon Haishen Unleashes Rain, Strong Winds in Southern Japan

TOKYO—The second powerful typhoon to slam Japan in a week unleashed fierce winds and rain on southern islands on Sunday, blowing off rooftops and leaving homes without power as it edged northward into an area vulnerable to flooding and mudslides. Weather officials warned that the rainfall from what could be a record storm would be […]

Shinzo Abe’s Legacy for Japan

By Shihoko Goto
Japan’s longest-serving prime minister achieved not only a stable Japan — but one with a clear view of its own identity and role in the world.

Japan’s longest-serving prime minister achieved not only a stable Japan — but one with a clear view of its own identity and role in the world.
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Trump Pays Japan’s Abe ‘Highest Respect,’ Plans to Call Him

President Trump said he considered Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a great friend and expressed concern over his decision to step down for health reasons

Abenomics Fails to Deliver as Japan Braces for Post-Abe Era

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s signature shock-and-awe “Abenomics” stimulus strategy was already faltering even before his decision on Friday to step down due to health reasons. That blunt assessment by many Japan observers underlined the daunting political challenge Abe has faced in his efforts to pull the economy out of decades of economic stagnation. And […]

More Than a Wave: Katsushika Hokusai’s Tsunami of Paintings

Many know Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai from his famous “Great Wave off Kanagawa” print. Yet Hokusai was “a man mad about painting,” as he proclaimed in one of his signatures, the Japan Foundation assistant curator of Japanese art, Frank Feltens, said in a phone interview.  Hokusai was very compulsive in his urge to paint, Feltens […]

Remains Dug From Japan Mass Grave Suggest Epidemic in 1800s

TOKYO — Archaeologists have dug up the remains of more than 1,500 people, many of them believed to have died in an epidemic, who were buried in a 19th century mass grave that is being excavated for a city development project in Osaka in western Japan. Officials at the Osaka City Cultural Properties Association studying […]