World Dec 26

Researchers check a minke whale at Ayukawa port in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture in 2014, after four Japan's research whaling ships returned from a one-day hunt for minke whales off the prefecture. Photo by Kyodo/Reuters
Japan to resume commercial whaling, but not in Antarctic

Japan announced Wednesday that it is leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunts for the animals for the first time in 30 years, but said it would no longer go to the Antarctic for its much-criticized annual killings.

World Sep 17

South Korean President Moon Jae-in met for a second time with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the border area of Panmunjom on May 26, 2018. Handout photo from the Presidential Blue House via Reuters
What’s at stake in the North-South Korea summit?

At this week’s summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Moon is tasked with getting more answers without putting his relationship with Kim (or the U.S.) at risk.

Jul 07

TOKYO — Torrents of rainfall and flooding battered a widespread area in southwestern Japan on Saturday, with local media casualty reports climbing quickly. Public broadcaster NHK said 38 people were dead, four were injured seriously and 47 were missing. Okayama…

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