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Abe Apologizes, But Isn’t Charged for Cherry Blossom Scandal
December 25, 2020

Abe Apologizes, But Isn’t Charged for Cherry Blossom Scandal

By Associated Press
Prosecutors investigated whether Abe, his aide and two executives from his political support group had subsidized the party fees in violation of campaign and election funds laws.

Official Costs of Tokyo Olympics Up by 22% to $15.4 billion
December 23, 2020

Official Costs of Tokyo Olympics Up by 22% to $15.4 billion

By Associated Press
The Olympics are to open on July 23, 2021.
Japanese Companies Fall Victim To Unprecedented Wave of Cyber Attacks 
December 23, 2020

Japanese Companies Fall Victim To Unprecedented Wave of Cyber Attacks 

By Thisanka Siripala
The growing invasion of cyberspace from hackers has left Japanese companies scrambling to strengthen cyber security efforts.

Why Did Japan Suspend the ‘Go To Travel’ Campaign?
December 22, 2020

Why Did Japan Suspend the ‘Go To Travel’ Campaign?

By Rupakjyoti Borah
After announcing its extension, Tokyo decided to suspend the “Go To Travel” campaign.

Civilian Participation in National Defense as a Part of Japan’s Pacifism 
December 19, 2020

Civilian Participation in National Defense as a Part of Japan’s Pacifism 

By Fumiko Sasaki
Japanese citizens have a role to play in the defense of the country.

The Real Story of the Destruction of Force Z
December 10, 2020

The Real Story of the Destruction of Force Z

By Robert Farley
Even more than Pearl Harbor, the sinking of the two British battleships served to convince political and naval authorities of the pre-eminence of airpower in the Pacific. 

Actors Connect in ‘Subconscious’ to Play Young, Old Hokusai
November 09, 2020

Actors Connect in ‘Subconscious’ to Play Young, Old Hokusai

By Associated Press
Yuya Yagira plays younger Hokusai and Min Tanaka portrays the older Hokusai in the closing film of the Tokyo International Film Festival.
Japan Sticks to Nuclear Fuel Recycling Plan Despite Plutonium Stockpile
October 21, 2020

Japan Sticks to Nuclear Fuel Recycling Plan Despite Plutonium Stockpile

By Associated Press
Japan now has 45.5 tons of separated plutonium, enough to make about 6,000 atomic bombs.

Is the Quad Bound by Values or Interests?
October 19, 2020

Is the Quad Bound by Values or Interests?

By Grant Wyeth
Is the Quad really made up of “vibrant and pluralistic democracies with shared values”?

After Abe, Will Press Freedom Improve in Japan?
October 10, 2020

After Abe, Will Press Freedom Improve in Japan?

By Henry Laurence
New Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide is widely seen as a continuity choice. Will he change course on media freedoms?

Japan Seeks to Boost Catch Limits of Prized Bluefin Tuna
October 07, 2020

Japan Seeks to Boost Catch Limits of Prized Bluefin Tuna

By Associated Press
Demand for bluefin tuna is such that any progress in restoring its depleted population draws pressure for bigger catches.
US, Australia, India, Japan to Discuss China’s Growing Power
October 06, 2020

US, Australia, India, Japan to Discuss China’s Growing Power

By Associated Press
It will be the first in-person talks among the four foreign ministers since the coronavirus pandemic broke out.

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