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Director Sunao Katabuchi shares his corner of this world

By Roland Kelts
- via The Japan Times    Jun 25, 2017

Breaking cultural boundaries:  A still from 'In This Corner of the World,' directed by Sunao Katabuchi (above left). | GENCO AND MAPPA

Last summer saw the release of what would become the highest grossing Japanese animation film to date, Makoto Shinkai’s “Your Name.,” which was also the ...

Yellowstone grizzly bears deemed no longer threatened so U.S. to lift protections

via The Japan Times    Jun 23, 2017

A grizzly bear roams through the Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming in 2014. | REUTERS

Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer ...

Tokyo Haneda Market flies in fresh fish, giving restaurants the ‘catch of the day’

By Michio Watanabe
- via The Japan Times    Jun 22, 2017

An innovative distribution method has made it possible to bring fish to consumers in Tokyo on the day they were caught, not via the controversy-mired ...

Nishikori, Miyazato hail Matsuyama

via The Japan Times    Jun 22, 2017

Hideki Matsuyama raised his profile by finishing tied for second at the U.S. Open on Sunday. | AP

Kei Nishikori on Tuesday heaped praise on his “amazing” countryman Hideki Matsuyama for reaching No. 2 in the PGA Tour rankings, the best ever position ...

How populists win when they lose

By Jan-werner Mueller
- via The Japan Times    Jun 20, 2017

The choices made by established conservative elites, as much as the challenges posed by insurgent outsiders, determine the fate of democracy.

Populism sapping the strength of mainstream parties

By Takamitsu Sawa
- via The Japan Times    Jun 20, 2017

A paradigm shift is taking place in the political landscape of major industrialized countries.

Birth of a Trump doctrine?

By Michael J. Boskin
- via The Japan Times    Jun 16, 2017

If the gamble Trump is taking in trying to renegotiate agreements doesn't backfire, it could define a new doctrine for the U.S. role in the ...

Sato reveling in aftermath of historic Indy 500 triumph

By Kaz Nagatsuka
- via The Japan Times    Jun 14, 2017

Takuma Sato became the first Japanese winner of the famed Indianaolis 500 race on May 28. | HIROSHI IKEZAWA

Takuma Sato joked that he has had a little too much milk since the great feat he accomplished on May 28 — when he became ...

Renegotiating NAFTA

By James M. Lindsay
- via Foreign Affairs    May 12, 2017

Andres Rozental and Rohinton Medhora join CFR's James M. Lindsay in examining the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA.

Hard Power’s Essential Soft Side

By Joseph S. Nye Jr.,Zachary Laub
- via Foreign Affairs    Mar 30, 2017

President Trump’s proposal to build up the military while slashing funds for diplomacy and foreign assistance misses how “soft power” can advance the national interest, says Josep...

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