President Barack Obama welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Tuesday with full pomp and ceremony on a bright, dewy morning at the White House, calling the state visit a “celebration of the ties of friendship” and praising the alliance the U.S. and Japan have built over time. Continue reading
Throughout this coming week, a Japanese visitor named Shinzo Abe will be touring the United States with stops in Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles as well as meetings in Washington with President Barack Obama and a speech to Congress. Continue reading
SEOUL, South Korea — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter gently chided China on Friday for its approach to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, suggesting Beijing has been isolated by its strong-arm tactics. Continue reading
Within an hour of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated central Japan in 2011, Ishinomaki Red Cross Hospital was accepting patients and acting as a refuge for throngs of survivors who’d lost everything. No broken windows. No collapsed ceilings. No flooding from the tsunami that stopped miles from the hospital’s doors. How was that possible? Engineering. Continue reading
Tokyo Electric Power Co. is finally ready to examine the inside of one of the three compromised reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant — with the help of a remote-controlled robot that uncannily resembles a snake.
After days of negotiations over a prisoner exchange apparently broke down, the Islamic State on Saturday executed a Japanese journalist it had been holding in Syria. Douglas Ollivant, a senior national security fellow at the New America Foundation and a partner at Mantid International, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington with the latest. Continue reading
Japan’s Defense Minister Gen Nakatani said Sunday the video posted online showing the apparent execution of hostage Kenji Goto by ISIS militants appears authentic. Continue reading
A hastily constructed Facebook page, titled “I am Kenji,” calls for Islamic State militants to free Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. His captors gave a deadline of sundown Thursday to work out a prisoner swap for a female attempted suicide bomber. Continue reading
After the recent reported execution of a Japanese hostage by the Islamic State, the clock is ticking yet again to rescue another Japanese hostage still being held in Syria. Hajime Ozaki, the New York bureau chief at Kyodo News Agency, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss Japan’s next steps.