June 4, 2023

US, Chinese buyers snap up Hello Kitty, Pokemon toys due to weak Japanese yen

June 3, 2023

As hikers flock to Japan’s Mount Fuji, fears of climbing accidents grow

  Local authorities are considering plans to limit the number of hikers for the coming climbing season.  
June 2, 2023

Japan privacy watchdog warns ChatGPT-maker OpenAI about user data

  The tech company should minimise the sensitive data it collects for machine learning, Japan’s Personal Information Protection Commission said, as regulators around the world scramble […]
June 2, 2023

Hong Kong’s vanishing books, a weak ringgit: 7 highlights from the news

  From a Japanese pop star to Hong Kong libraries, here are a few highlights from SCMP’s recent reporting.  
June 1, 2023

Taiwan lures more Japanese investments amid China tensions, supply-chain fears

  The main goal among Japanese firms at the Computex Taipei tech show is ‘connecting with manufacturers’ in Taiwan at a time when tech supply chains […]
June 1, 2023

Japan’s rising issue with ‘trash homes’ prompts questions about social isolation

  Trash houses or ‘gomi-yashiki’ are local eyesores whose owners spill mounds of rubbish onto the streets and surrounding properties, attracting pests, causing problems for local […]
June 1, 2023

Seoul-Tokyo WWII sex slaves’ details will not be revealed, top court rules

  In 2015, the two countries signed a controversial deal on the sexual enslavement of South Korean women by Japan during World War II; this latest […]
June 1, 2023

Young South Koreans optimistic about Japan relations

June 1, 2023

Japan’s nuclear weapon dilemma growing more acute

The contemporary security context has sharpened Japan’s dilemma regarding nuclear weapons.  Japan is surrounded by several nuclear-armed neighbors and depends on US extended deterrence rather than its own nuclear deterrent. An opportunity was embedded in Japan’s role as G7 chair for the 2023 summit in Hiroshima, the site of the 1945 nuclear attack and Prime […] The post Japan’s nuclear weapon dilemma growing more acute appeared first on Asia Times.
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