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  1. foreign interests
    Who Are the Japanese in Oppenheimer?Christopher Nolan’s biopic of the “father of the atomic bomb” has trouble defining the enemy who bore the brunt of that terrible weapon.
  2. housing
    Is Apartment-phobia Driving America’s Housing Crisis?Or is the problem that Americans speak English?
  3. foreign interests
    The Martyrdom of Shinzo AbeHis shocking death is of a piece with Japan’s history.
  4. early and often
    Shinzo Abe, Former Prime Minister of Japan, Is AssassinatedAbe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, died after he was shot twice while delivering a campaign speech. A suspect has been arrested.
  5. sports
    What’s Going On With the Tokyo Olympics?COVID is surging and the Japanese public is against holding the games. Why none of that may matter.
  6. jailbreak
    Americans Who Masterminded Carlos Ghosn’s Escape Now in Japanese CustodyU.S. special forces veteran and his son spirited the ex-Nissan CEO out of Tokyo while he was awaiting trial.
  7. coronavirus
    2020 Tokyo Olympics Postponed Due to CoronavirusThe Games will instead take place in the summer of 2021, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday
  8. gallery
    14 Photos of What Public Life Looks Like During a Coronavirus OutbreakThe emptiness is eerie.
  9. coronavirus
    The Coronavirus Is Already Affecting the 2020 Tokyo OlympicsThe Games are five months away and coronavirus is causing headaches for athletes and organizers.
  10. coronavirus
    Global Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 2,000Most deaths have taken place in Hubei province, where the virus is thought to have originated.
  11. the top line
    Maybe They Were Out to Get Carlos Ghosn. That Doesn’t Mean He Isn’t a Criminal.The former Nissan and Renault executive believes that Japan’s stated reasons for pursuing him are just a pretext. He could be right.
  12. kawasaki knife attack
    What We Know About the Knife Attack in Kawasaki, JapanOne elementary school age girl and an adult man have been killed in the attack, which occurred on Tuesday morning in Kawasaki, Japan.
  13. eyes on the prize
    White House Asked Japan for Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize NominationBut what did Japan get in return for the typically anonymous honor, and was it the only country to receive the request?
  14. select all
    Blogger Stabbed to Death After Giving Lecture on Dealing With Internet TrollsKenichiro Okamoto worked for a cybersecurity consulting company and was a dark-web expert.
  15. select all
    Japan Just Lost 80 Percent of Its AirbnbsBad news if you had a trip to Japan planned.
  16. Japan’s Shinzo Abe Quote-Tweets Trump Bashing Jeff FlakeIt was probably an accident.
  17. Trump Unites U.S. Allies — in Opposition to His Trade PoliciesSix of the G7 countries are furious at Trump and his tactics.
  18. select all
    Japan Sends False Alert Over Impending North Korean Missile AttackThe mistake comes just days after a similar snafu in Hawaii.
  19. select all
    How the ‘Twitter Killer’ Lured His VictimsPolice found nine dismembered bodies in a home outside of Tokyo, Japan, earlier this fall.
  20. memes
    Trump Under Fire for Improper Fish-Feeding TechniqueIn the first etiquette snafu of his Asia trip.
  21. Do Americans Know Where Our Troops Are and Why They Are There?The deaths of U.S. troops in Niger opened up a whole series of bigger questions about troop deployments and the strategies used to justify them.
  22. North Korea Launches Missile Over JapanThe Japanese government has issued an emergency warning, calling on residents in northeast Japan to seek shelter.
  23. North Korea Vows to Destroy U.S. Carrier, China Urges RestraintAs a Navy strike group heads toward North Korea, Pyongyang promises to turn “arrogant aircraft carriers” into “scrap metal” if they get too close.
  24. China Warns U.S. and North Korea That ‘No One Will Win’ If War Comes“We urge all sides to no longer engage in mutual provocation and threats,” China’s foreign minister said on Friday.
  25. North Korea Threatens U.S. and South Korea With ‘Merciless’ StrikesAs the U.S. and South Korea ramp up war games in the East Sea, North Korea is responding with trademark bluster.
  26. international affairs
    North Korea Conducts First Ballistic Missile Test Under TrumpJapanese prime minister Shinzo Abe denounced the test from Mar-a-Lago with Trump in tow.
  27. Trump and Japan’s PM Praise Alliance, Share Uncomfortable HandshakeThe leaders met at the White House before their trip to Mar-a-Lago.
  28. Let This Japanese Swim Team’s Majestic ‘Let It Go’ Cool You DownSo refreshing.
  29. In Hiroshima, Obama Proposes ‘Moral Revolution’ During his historic visit, Obama met with survivors and called on mankind to get its moral progress in line with its technological prowess.
  30. Barack Obama Will Be the First Sitting President to Visit HiroshimaThe visit is intended to “highlight his continued commitment to pursuing the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.”
  31. Kazuyo Sejima Designed an Invisible TrainArchitect Kazuyo Sejima’s nearly invisible train is coming to Japan in 2018.
  32. natural disasters
    Powerful Earthquake Strikes Japan, the Second in Two DaysThe 7.3-magnitude quake rocked the area outside Kumamoto just a day after nine people died from a 6.2-magnitude tremor.
  33. international intrigue
    Japan and South Korea Confused by Trump’s Suggestion They Build Nuclear ArsenalsOne of South Korea’s biggest newspapers called Trump’s views “myopic.”
  34. bad science
    Japanese Fleet Kills Hundreds of Pregnant Whales in Apparent Violation of UN BanJapan “researched” the whales before they brought them home to market.
  35. the sports section
    The Best Celebration Photos From Last Night’s U.S. Women’s World Cup WinThe U.S. Women’s National Team routed Japan to capture their first World Cup since 1999.
  36. the sports section
    Relive the Most Glorious Moments From Team USA’s World Cup Final WinCarli Lloyd was relentless.
  37. the sports section
    England’s Own Goal Sets Up a U.S.-Japan World Cup Final RematchLaura Bassett will replay that moment for the rest of her life.
  38. islamic state watch
    ISIS Reportedly Executes Japanese Hostage The group did not release one of its typical beheading videos.
  39. islamic state watch
    Japan Doesn’t Know How to Contact ISIS AbductorsAs the ransom deadline looms.
  40. terrorism
    ISIS Demands Ransom, Threatens to Kill Japanese Hostages in VideoThey want $200 million in the next 72 hours.
  41. horrible things
    Hawaii Man Allegedly Assaults Woman in Plane BathroomHe was arrested when the flight returned to Honolulu. 
  42. talking about the weather
    The Enormous Typhoon Sweeping Across Japan Looks Very Scary From Space It’s the strongest typhoon of the season so far.
  43. feigning interestin in futuristic things
    Obama Plays Soccer With Japanese Robot: VideoA small robot kicking a ball … how about that?
  44. joetorious
    Biden Goes to Asia, Things Get AwkwardThe vice-president and his merry band of reporters are having a weird time.
  45. the most important people in the world
    Caroline Kennedy Finally Sworn In As Ambassador to JapanAfter years of speculation.
  46. politics
    The Senate Also Confirmed Caroline Kennedy As Ambassador to JapanAfter the shutdown vote.
  47. the sports section
    Japanese Man Will Be Displaced by the Olympics Again“I have a kind of grudge against the Olympics.”
  48. Caroline Kennedy Finally Nominated as Ambassador to JapanHooray!
  49. modern love
    In Japan, Flip Phones Are Still Good for One ThingUsers have no need to download “cheater apps.”
  50. stuck in the mittle
    Mitt Romney’s Foreign-Policy Etiquette Still Needs Some WorkA recent fund-raiser speech contained some potentially insulting remarks about Japan.
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