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Why do so many South Koreans hate THAAD? It’s complicated

How can South Koreans still oppose a U.S. missile-defense system even though the North shows rapid progress in its nuclear weapons program?

Japan may be able to shoot down North Korean missiles but has no legal basis: experts

The Japan Times - 2 hours 30 min ago
On Aug. 10, North Korea made an unprecedented announcement that it would develop a plan to test-fire four Hwasong-12 ballistic missiles on a path it ...

Famed artist Yayoi Kusama to open her own Tokyo museum

The Japan Times - 2 hours 42 min ago
Yayoi Kusama, avant-garde artist world-renowned for her obsessive polka dot and net paintings, is opening a museum in the center of Tokyo this fall, the ...

China urges US, North Korea to ‘hit the brakes’ on threats

Pacific Stars and Stripes - 3 hours 2 min ago
China has urged the United States and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on threatening words and work toward a peaceful resolution of their tense standoff created by Pyongyang's recent missile tests and threats to fire them toward Guam.

Overseas travel to Japan rises to a new record in July

The Japan Times - 3 hours 8 min ago
The number of foreign visitors to Japan hit a monthly record of 2.68 million in July, due to the summer vacation season and an increase ...

Seven decades of confrontation

The Japan Times - 3 hours 28 min ago
If the situation between India and Pakistan were not so tragic, it would be absurd. There is far more that unites the two countries than ...

The tragedy of India’s partition, 70 years on

The Japan Times - 3 hours 29 min ago
The India-Pakistan border is a 70-year-old scar that will not heal.

Weathering the violence caused by climate change

The Japan Times - 3 hours 30 min ago
As world leaders grapple with the environmental effects of climate change, they also need to confront the direct threat that it poses to global security.

Dentsu may not escape with summary justice

The Japan Times - 4 hours 9 min ago
Last month, a Tokyo summary court judge ruled that advertising giant Dentsu would not get away with just paying a fine for violating the Labor ...

Re-imagining Japan? Focus on the youth

The Japan Times - 4 hours 10 min ago
It must have been in 2007 or 2008, during my graduate studies at a business school in Helsinki, Finland. I was sitting in a classroom ...

International treaty on curbing mercury pollution enters into force

The Japan Times - 4 hours 10 min ago
An international treaty to protect human health and the environment from mercury pollution entered into force Wednesday, paving the way for regulation of the manufacture, ...

Mattis’ vulgar praise of sailors puts Pentagon in a bind

Pacific Stars and Stripes - 4 hours 13 min ago
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with sailors serving on the submarine USS Kentucky last week, praising them for their sacrifices — and issuing an off-color compliment.

Phoenix readies for ‘unique’ Summer Sonic and some sweet sake sessions

The Japan Times - 4 hours 23 min ago
In an age where almost every piece of historical information is available at our fingertips, Thomas Mars and Laurent Brancowitz of the French band Phoenix ...

Filmmaker Nobuhiko Obayashi devotes himself to a message of peace via the big screen

The Japan Times - 4 hours 24 min ago
At a time when peace appears fragile, veteran film director Nobuhiko Obayashi is not wasting any moment to remind the world’s young crop of creators ...

‘Meatball Machine Kodoku’: Proud to be a bloody mess

The Japan Times - 4 hours 26 min ago
In a career spanning three decades, Yoshihiro Nishimura has done about every job on the credit crawl — from gaffer to director. He is best ...

‘Baby Driver’: Things go fast with Baby on board

The Japan Times - 4 hours 26 min ago
Banzai to fossil fuels! Lots of love to gas-guzzlers! That’s the basic sentiment behind “Baby Driver,” which is all screeching tires and revving engines, unfolding ...

Vissel fire manager Nelsinho

The Japan Times - 4 hours 31 min ago
Vissel Kobe have terminated the contract of manager Nelsinho due to the side’s poor performance this season, despite having acquired former Germany striker Lukas Podolski ...

Defiant Trump renews criticism of ‘both sides’ in protest

Pacific Stars and Stripes - 4 hours 32 min ago
President Donald Trump defiantly blamed "both sides" for the weekend violence between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators in Virginia, seeking to rebuff the widespread criticism of his handling of the emotionally-charged protests while showing sympathy for the fringe group's efforts to preserve Confederate monuments.

Pepper the robot to don Buddhist robe for its new funereal services role

The Japan Times - 4 hours 32 min ago
SoftBank Group Corp.’s humanoid robot Pepper has taken on various roles since its mass-market debut in 2015.The 1.2-meter tall robots with round white heads have ...

Labor-short Japan embraces robot take-over

The Japan Times - 4 hours 43 min ago
Thousands upon thousands of cans are filled with beer, capped and washed, wrapped into six-packs, and boxed at dizzying speeds — 1,500 a minute, to ...