Updated Monday, October 19, 2015 0:00 am TWN
As a child, filmmaker Jan Thompson wondered why her father would not talk about his experiences as a World War II veteran. She was angry when she finally learned about his suffering as a prisoner of war of Japan, and then started to speak up for him and his comrades.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015
Thursday, October 8, 2015
A former wrestler and a television anchorwoman joined Japan's cabinet on Wednesday, as part of a reshuffle by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes will refocus the national political agenda on the economy.
Friday, October 2, 2015
The American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan docked at its new home in Japan's Yokosuka naval port Thursday just as Tokyo tries to deepen defense ties with the U.S. under new security laws that expand the role of Japan's military.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, fresh from a bruising battle over unpopular military legislation, announced on Thursday an updated plan for reviving the world's third-largest economy, setting a GDP target of 600 trillion yen (US$5 trillion).
Sunday, September 20, 2015
The Japanese National Diet, or parliament, passed contentious security bills into law early Saturday, in a move that could see Japanese troops fight abroad for the first time in 70 years.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Japan has lodged a protest with Russia after scrambling four jet fighters to intercept a foreign aircraft -- believed to be Russian -- which briefly violated its airspace, officials said Wednesday.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
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