It is disappointing that nothing has come of a former vice foreign minister's disclosure of a secret agreement allowing Japanese port visits by nuclear-armed U.S. ships.
It has been three months since President Obama’s speech about his dream of a world without nuclear weapons. During the G8 summit in central Italy, the participating countries agreed to work on achieving the required conditions for a nuclear weapon-free world. Along with the U.S., Russian leaders agreed to a [Read more]
The news of Michael Jackson’s (50) sudden death has been a shock to Japanese fans.
“Pure-hearted,” “shy,” and “pitiable,” were the words to describe him. The various people connected with Jackson through his work and leisure activities in Japan grieve as they look back on this rare superstar. [Read more]
America's Asia policy is no longer guided by an overarching geopolitical framework.
The steep rise in the cost of living has no end in sight and the unemployment rate is said to be up from 13 percent to 20 percent. Under U.N. sanctions because of its nuclear development, their country continues in international isolation. Still, the Iranian people have reelected hard-liner Ahmadinejad as president. [Read more]