Category Archives: Current Affairs

Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict

Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict

Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict Japan’s century-old imperial proclamation urging people to be willing to die for the emperor was consigned to history books until video surfaced showing…

Beyond China, carmakers seek new drivers of Asian growth

Beyond China, carmakers seek new drivers of Asian growth

Beyond China, carmakers seek new drivers of Asian growth Southeast Asia’s potential beckons as global automakers look beyond China’s massive market to extend their sales boom in the region, but…

U.S. show of force to North Korea also could show U.S. weakness

U.S. show of force to North Korea also could show U.S. weakness

U.S. show of force to North Korea also could show U.S. weakness The Trump administration’s decision to send an aircraft carrier to waters off the Korean Peninsula is meant as…

Shrinking workforce threatens Japan’s economy

Shrinking workforce threatens Japan’s economy Japan’s working-age population is facing a steep decline, new demographic research confirms, leaving the country’s future vitality precarious barring major improvements in social security and…

Startups in Japan seeing ample cash but lack of innovators

Startups in Japan seeing ample cash but lack of innovators

Startups in Japan seeing ample cash but lack of innovators Japan Inc where companies with roots going back decades, if not centuries, have long dominated, is finally warming up to…

Osaka High Court rules Takahama nuclear reactors can restart

Osaka High Court rules Takahama nuclear reactors can restart

Osaka High Court rules Takahama nuclear reactors can restart The Osaka High Court on Tuesday ruled that two nuclear reactors halted by a lower court order can be restarted, in…

North Korea in apparent failed missile launch, Japanese government source says

North Korea in apparent failed missile launch, Japanese government source says

North Korea in apparent failed missile launch, Japanese government source says TOKYO/WASHINGTON – North Korea may have launched several missiles Wednesday morning, a Japanese government source has said. The missiles,…

N Korea says it's not afraid of U.S. threat of military strike

N Korea says it’s not afraid of U.S. threat of military strike

N Korea says it’s not afraid of U.S. threat of military strike North Korea said Monday it is not frightened by U.S. threats of possible pre-emptive military action to halt…

Tepco’s biggest hurdle: How to remove melted fuel from crippled Fukushima reactors

Tepco’s biggest hurdle: How to remove melted fuel from crippled Fukushima reactors

Tepco’s biggest hurdle: How to remove melted fuel from crippled Fukushima reactors Six years after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, recent investigations underneath the…

North Korean missile splashdown closest so far to Japan’s mainland, government says

North Korean missile splashdown closest so far to Japan’s mainland, government says

North Korean missile splashdown closest so far to Japan’s mainland, government says One of the four ballistic missiles test-fired by North Korea into the Sea of Japan on Monday landed…