Opinion / Cai Hong

Japan historians add insult to the wounds of comfort women

[2017-12-04 07:44]

Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura has vowed to snap his city's six-decade sister-city relationship with San Francisco in protest against the US city accepting a statue of "comfort women" as public property.

Spending less time on internet could reduce depression

[2017-11-20 07:31]

Limiting screen time to one or two hours a day, as the university's professor of psychology Jean Twenge said, would statistically fall into the safe zone for device usage.

Japan-ROK rift means military alliance with US not possible

[2017-11-13 07:17]

Japan and the Republic of Korea, both US allies, watched closely how the other hosted US President Donald Trump when he visited the two countries last week. Compared with his one-night stay in Seoul, Trump's three-day visit to Tokyo gave Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe more time to tee off and talk with the US president.

Abe's exclusive initiatives are contrary to the trend of times

[2017-11-06 08:33]

Japan plans to revive the quadrilateral security dialogue with the United States, Australia and India to "handle" the region extending from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to propose the idea to visiting US President Donald Trump during their talks in Tokyo on Monday.

With poll win, Abe reaches endgame of his gamble

[2017-10-30 07:52]

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe got a phone call from his British counterpart Theresa May on Oct 23, who congratulated him on his win in the general election. May lost overall majority in the British parliament after taking an extraordinary gamble of calling a snap election in June to take advantage of what she perceived to be a weak opposition. Now, she is running a government with the support of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party.

Corporate scams deal a big blow to Japan's image

[2017-10-23 07:35]

A string of corporate scandals in recent years have soiled the Made-in-Japan label, which for decades has been a byword for quality, and show how some Japanese companies compete with their rivals.

Change on cards in this Year of Rooster

[2017-10-16 07:36]

During a New Year news conference in Ise, a city in central Japan's Mie prefecture, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he was not thinking of dissolving the House of Representatives for an election.

Koike has thrown down the gauntlet to Abe and LDP

[2017-10-09 07:50]

Koike's party, established late last month, will field at least 233 candidates throughout the country to vie for the 465 seats that are up for grabs in the election.

Even after snap poll win, Abe shouldn't revise Constitution

[2017-09-25 07:32]

How to deal with the threat from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea may be one of the campaign planks of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party for a possible snap election. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will reportedly dissolve the lower house of parliament within a week and announce the general election-likely on Oct 22.

Inspiring to see mutual interest of Chinese and Japanese people

[2017-09-18 07:28]

It is hard to believe that a large number of Chinese tourists visit Japan despite a majority of Chinese people having a low opinion of the country.

Japan-India plan should add to China's initiative, not challenge it

[2017-09-11 07:32]

Japanese government offices have requested a record budget of $913 billion for fiscal 2018, with the Foreign Ministry seeking a bigger sum for the country's official development assistance, or ODA.

Japan's teens have an inspiring message in love for baseball

[2017-09-06 07:32]

I'm not a baseball aficionado. But last month I was carried away by the "fighting spirit" of Japanese teenage baseball players. NHK cancels all its daytime programs to live broadcast an annual national tournament over two weeks of August.

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