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Japan to host early May summit with China and South Korea: sources

via The Japan Times    Mar 21, 2018

Japan, China and South Korea have agreed in principle to hold a trilateral summit in early May, possibly on May 8 to 9, several diplomatic ...

Finding off Solomons of Japan-sunk USS Juneau of Sullivan brothers fame brings some closure

via The Japan Times    Mar 21, 2018

This Monday underwater video image courtesy of Paul Allen shows wreckage from the USS Juneau, a U.S. Navy ship sunk by the Japanese torpedoes 76 years ago, found in the South Pacific. Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Allen has announced that wreckage of the sunken ship on which five brothers died in World War II has been discovered in the South Pacific. | PAUL ALLEN / VIA AP

The recent discovery of the USS Juneau in the depths of the South Pacific has provided some closure to people with connections to the ship, ...

Stormy waters for Trump as porn star taunts him, boasts polygraph test

via The Japan Times    Mar 21, 2018

Adult-film actress Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, poses for pictures at the end of her striptease show in Gossip Gentleman club in Long Island, New York, Feb. 23. | REUTERS

Porn star Stormy Daniels teased President Donald Trump Tuesday over their alleged tryst as it emerged she passed a 2011 lie detector test in which ...

China — not North Korea — to dominate Japanese military planning

By Tim Kelly,Nobuhiro Kubo
- via The Japan Times    Mar 21, 2018

Soldiers from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) take part in a military parade to commemorate the 90th anniversary of its foundation, at the Zhurihe military training base in the country's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region last July. | REUTERS

North Korea’s growing missile arsenal might be the most obvious and immediate military threat facing Japan, but defense planners in Tokyo are focused on a ...

South Korea’s Moon hints at possibility of three-way summit with North Korea and U.S.

By Jesse Johnson
- via The Japan Times    Mar 21, 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers a speech during a ceremony celebrating the 99th anniversary of the March First Independence Movement against Japanese colonial rule, at Seodaemun Prison History Hall in Seoul on March 1. | REUTERS

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday floated the possibility of a three-way summit involving the two Koreas and the United States in the wake ...

Japanese researchers seek to read Mario Draghi’s poker face to predict European Central Bank policy

via The Japan Times    Mar 21, 2018

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is pictured during an ECB news conference in Frankfurt in December 2014. | REUTERS

If European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi appears slightly more downbeat at his regular news conference than before, it could foreshadow a possible move by ...

U.N. hears how the Fukushima disaster is transforming Japanese students into agents of change

By Seana K. Magee
- via The Japan Times    Mar 21, 2018

Students from Fukushima's Futaba Future High School meet diplomats, staff and youth representatives at the United Nations in New York on March 9. | ???¯

For a dozen students from Futaba Future High School in Fukushima Prefecture, a recent visit to the United Nations was a chance to share their ...

Release of detained Americans should not be precondition for Kim-Trump summit: Sweden

via The Japan Times    Mar 20, 2018

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom talks to journalists on Friday in the Swedish house of parliment in Stockholm, to comment on her meeting with the North Korean foreign minister the day before. | SOREN ANDERSSON / TT NEWS AGENCY / VIA AFP-JIJI

The release of three U.S. citizens held in North Korea should not be a condition for the planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and ...

U.S. State Department has deal with U.K. data-miner involved in Facebook controversy

via The Japan Times    Mar 20, 2018


The U.S. State Department has a $500,000 contract with the British analysis firm facing allegations it misused Facebook user data and offered to dig dirt ...

Empowered Xi says China ready to fight ‘bloody battle’ to regain place in world

via The Japan Times    Mar 20, 2018

A TV screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping delivering a speech at the closing session of the annual National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday. | AP

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a blistering nationalist speech on Tuesday, warning against any attempts to split China and touting the country’s readiness to fight ...

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