Posts Tagged: Japan
Japan is about to replace its nuclear plants with something just as risky.
The U.S. military footprint on Okinawa is shrinking, but the impasse over bases remains.
Iraq is showing leading neoconservatives the limits of America's influence in a country it laid to waste.
There is perhaps more common ground between Okinawans and Marines than either Washington or Tokyo imagines.
Can Washington move from Pacific power to Pacific partner?
Allegations of Agent Orange use are rekindling the anti-base movements in South Korea and Japan.
China is key to Japan's economic recovery.
Robots were a major force in the automation drive that made Japan the most competitive nation in manufacturing in the 1980s. That glory seems to have faded in recent decades, and Japanese robotics are no exception.
Lady Gaga recently went to Japan to help out the victims of the earthquake. But did she send out all the right messages?
In towns and cities all over Japan farewell gatherings were being held, as "returnees" to North Korea packed their bags and boarded trains that would take them to the port of Niigata where, after various formalities including a "confirmation of free will" by the International Committee of the Red Cross, they would board Russian ships for the voyage to Cheongjin in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.