Will the 2020 Olympics Really Help Tokyo?
September 29, 2013
Will the 2020 Olympics Really Help Tokyo?
Hosting major events like the Olympics brings some well-known issues. Tokyo would be wise to address them now.
Will the 2020 Olympics Really Help Tokyo?
Tokyo to Host 2020 Olympics
September 08, 2013
Tokyo to Host 2020 Olympics
Beating out Istanbul, the news provides another addition to the Japanese government’s comeback narrative.
Tokyo to Host 2020 Olympics
Tokyo’s DIY Gardening Scene: Crops and Community
June 07, 2013
Tokyo’s DIY Gardening Scene: Crops and Community
Tokyo’s inner city gardeners are becoming agriculturally savvy with help from Japan’s heartland.
Tokyo’s DIY Gardening Scene: Crops and Community
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Revealed
February 28, 2013
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Revealed
S. Pellegrino released its list of Asia’s top eateries in Singapore on Monday. Japan claims the top spot.
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Revealed
How Involved Is Xi Jinping in the Diaoyu Crisis?
February 08, 2013
How Involved Is Xi Jinping in the Diaoyu Crisis?
As tensions rise, Linda Jakobson looks at how China’s leader-in-waiting may be involved—and the role of dysfunctional decision-making.
How Involved Is Xi Jinping in the Diaoyu Crisis?
2020 Olympics: Tokyo's to Lose?
January 12, 2013
2020 Olympics: Tokyo's to Lose?
While Japan’s capital city seems to be the favorite to host the games, Istanbul and Madrid are in hot pursuit.
2020 Olympics: Tokyo's to Lose?
Japan and China Clash...and it Doesn't Involve an Island
November 17, 2012
Japan and China Clash...and it Doesn't Involve an Island
A recent controversy over the Beijing Marathon shows sports may not be immune to world politics.
Japan and China Clash...and it Doesn't Involve an Island
Tokyo Pushes Ahead for 2020 Olympics
November 07, 2012
Tokyo Pushes Ahead for 2020 Olympics
Despite the resignation of the city’s mayor, signs look good for Tokyo to host the 2020 games.
Tokyo Pushes Ahead for 2020 Olympics
Gloom and Doom: A Slowing Global Economy
October 11, 2012
Gloom and Doom: A Slowing Global Economy
With regional economic forecasts treading downward, there is pressure for action – but who will step up?
Gloom and Doom: A Slowing Global Economy
Tokyo's 2020 Olympic Dream
August 20, 2012
Tokyo's 2020 Olympic Dream
Japan’s capital is bidding to host the summer games with Istanbul and Madrid also vying for the prize.
Tokyo's 2020 Olympic Dream
How Japan Sees its Military
August 17, 2012
How Japan Sees its Military
Those worried about Tokyo’s military don’t appreciate how the Japanese view their ‘defense’ forces.
How Japan Sees its Military
Tokyo Makes Final Three
May 24, 2012
Tokyo Makes Final Three
Tokyo joins Istanbul and Madrid in the final three slugging it out for the right to hold the 2020 Olympics.
Tokyo Makes Final Three
Remembering March 11, 2011
March 10, 2012
Remembering March 11, 2011
March 11, when the earthquake and tsunmai hit, was surreal. And left lasting impressions on Japanese spirit.
Remembering March 11, 2011
Japan's 'Artsy' Protest Culture
June 13, 2011
Japan's 'Artsy' Protest Culture
Anti-nuclear demonstrations following the Fukushima crisis are something new, but not quite an embrace of protest.
Japan's 'Artsy' Protest Culture
Tohoku Babies Need Milk
April 06, 2011
Tohoku Babies Need Milk
Readers talk about milk shortages following the earthquake. And a grand institution makes a classy exit.
Tohoku Babies Need Milk
Why Fukushima Isn’t Like Chernobyl
March 29, 2011
Why Fukushima Isn’t Like Chernobyl
Despite media hype about the radiation dangers, the Fukushima nuclear crisis won’t end like Chernobyl, Alexander Sich tells The Diplomat.
Why Fukushima Isn’t Like Chernobyl
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