April 23, 2021

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Lisa’s In and Around Tokyo: Takadanobaba--Atom Boy’s birthplace and student hub

When I started watching anime, one of the first words that I latched onto was the name of a beloved

April 20, 2021 By Asahi Shimbun

When I started watching anime, one of the first words that I latched onto was the name of a beloved

ANALYSIS: Beijing huddles with friends, seeks to fracture U.S.-led ‘clique’

BEIJING--China is shoring up ties with autocratic partners like Russia and Iran, as well as economically dependent regional countries, while

April 19, 2021 By Asahi Shimbun

BEIJING--China is shoring up ties with autocratic partners like Russia and Iran, as well as economically dependent regional countries, while

After China, U.S. envoy Kerry in South Korea for climate talks

SEOUL--U.S. climate envoy John Kerry met with South Korea’s foreign minister in Seoul on Saturday for talks ahead

April 18, 2021 By Asahi Shimbun

SEOUL--U.S. climate envoy John Kerry met with South Korea’s foreign minister in Seoul on Saturday for talks ahead

Biden and Suga project unity against China’s assertiveness

WASHINGTON--President Joe Biden on Friday sought to present a united front with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to counter an

April 17, 2021 By Asahi Shimbun

WASHINGTON--President Joe Biden on Friday sought to present a united front with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to counter an

INTERVIEW: U.S. diplomat vows enduring support for N. Korea abductees

Prior to the summit between  Excerpts of the interview follow: How do you think Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and President

April 16, 2021 By Asahi Shimbun

Prior to the summit between  Excerpts of the interview follow: How do you think Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and President

Biden, South Korea's Moon to meet at White House in May

SEOUL--U.S. President Joe Biden will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Washington next month, Moon's office and

April 16, 2021 By Asahi Shimbun

SEOUL--U.S. President Joe Biden will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Washington next month, Moon's office and

Japan, Germany hold 1st security talk to deter China

Japan and Germany agreed in security talks Tuesday to expand their military cooperation as the two nations shared concern about

April 14, 2021 By Asahi Shimbun

Japan and Germany agreed in security talks Tuesday to expand their military cooperation as the two nations shared concern about

South Korean PM arrives in Iran to help try to revive nuclear deal

SEOUL--South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun arrived in Iran on Sunday to help try to restore a 2015 nuclear deal between

April 12, 2021 By Asahi Shimbun

SEOUL--South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun arrived in Iran on Sunday to help try to restore a 2015 nuclear deal between

North Korea’s Kim cites 1990s famine in urging work to alleviate economic crises

SEOUL--North Korean leader Kim Jong Un urged ruling party officials to wage another “Arduous March” of work and sacrifice, state

April 09, 2021 By Asahi Shimbun

SEOUL--North Korean leader Kim Jong Un urged ruling party officials to wage another “Arduous March” of work and sacrifice, state

EDITORIAL: Lee Hak-rae’s lifelong trials shows lack of justice in Japan

Lee Hak-rae’s decades-long battle for redress and compensation ended in vain. His life story raises serious questions about justic

April 08, 2021 By Asahi Shimbun

Lee Hak-rae’s decades-long battle for redress and compensation ended in vain. His life story raises serious questions about justic

South Korea’s opposition party wins 2 key local elections

SEOUL--South Korea’s conservative opposition party has won sweeping victories in mayoral by-elections in the country’s two biggest

April 08, 2021 By Asahi Shimbun

SEOUL--South Korea’s conservative opposition party has won sweeping victories in mayoral by-elections in the country’s two biggest

VOX POPULI: North Korea’s pullout from Olympics should give Japan pause

The footage I saw back in February was hard to believe at first. It shows Russian diplomats and their family

April 08, 2021 By Asahi Shimbun

The footage I saw back in February was hard to believe at first. It shows Russian diplomats and their family

Why is North Korea skipping the Tokyo Olympics?

SEOUL--North Korea, citing the coronavirus, has become the world’s first country to drop out of the Tokyo Olympics. It’

April 07, 2021 By Asahi Shimbun

SEOUL--North Korea, citing the coronavirus, has become the world’s first country to drop out of the Tokyo Olympics. It’

EDITORIAL: Japan, S. Korea, U.S. must rebuild unity to blunt N. Korea’s nukes

A Korean Peninsula without nuclear arms should be an unshakable goal for efforts to build peace and stability in Northeast

April 06, 2021 By Asahi Shimbun

A Korean Peninsula without nuclear arms should be an unshakable goal for efforts to build peace and stability in Northeast

Kato: Policy on North Korea unchanged by Olympic pullout

Japan said its policy toward North Korea remains unchanged after the country reportedly announced it will skip the Tokyo Summer

April 06, 2021 By Asahi Shimbun

Japan said its policy toward North Korea remains unchanged after the country reportedly announced it will skip the Tokyo Summer

Hashida, who wrote 'Oshin,' many other hit dramas dies at 95

Renowned Japanese scriptwriter Sugako Hashida, best known for the internationally popular TV drama series “Oshin," has died of lym

April 06, 2021 By Asahi Shimbun

Renowned Japanese scriptwriter Sugako Hashida, best known for the internationally popular TV drama series “Oshin," has died of lym

North Korea says it won't participate in Tokyo Olympics

SEOUL--North Korea said it will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic. A website run by

April 06, 2021 By Asahi Shimbun

SEOUL--North Korea said it will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic. A website run by

Suga aims to calm China-Taiwan tension on U.S. visit

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Sunday said Taiwan's peace and stability is key to the region and that Japan will

April 04, 2021 By Asahi Shimbun

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Sunday said Taiwan's peace and stability is key to the region and that Japan will

South Korean foreign minister meets Chinese counterpart

HONG KONG--South Korea’s foreign minister met his Chinese counterpart in the southern Chinese city of Xiamen on Saturday, as

April 03, 2021 By Asahi Shimbun

HONG KONG--South Korea’s foreign minister met his Chinese counterpart in the southern Chinese city of Xiamen on Saturday, as

U.S., Japan and South Korea agree to keep up pressure on North Korea

WASHINGTON--The United States, South Korea and Japan agreed in high-level security talks on Friday to work together to keep up

April 03, 2021 By Asahi Shimbun

WASHINGTON--The United States, South Korea and Japan agreed in high-level security talks on Friday to work together to keep up