Sapporo is touting a study showing that among all the past hosts, only it will still have ideal winter sports conditions by the 2080s. But residents are less than enthusiastic about hosting.
Taiwan and China both seem keen to dial down tensions while the Beijing-friendly Kuomintang could well win the island’s 2024 presidential election.
A panel of experts who looked into the feasibility of building wind power facilities in the EEZ has concluded that such construction is possible as long as Japan backs it with domestic law.
The decision comes after Tokyo agreed to cooperate with tough new regulations on chips sent to China introduced by the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden last October.
Washington's dramatic decision to shoot down the balloon has highlighted the growing trust gap between the two superpowers and raised fresh questions about the trajectory of bilateral ties.
Police said there is no indication at this stage that this incident is related to a string of robberies that have taken place across Japan since last year.
The four-star general who ruled Pakistan for nearly a decade after seizing power in 1999, attempted to usher in socially liberal values in the conservative Muslim country.
The relocation of the Cultural Affairs Agency has raised strong hopes in Kyoto that the move will give the city a higher profile and status.
New Delhi has faced little public blowback because it’s meeting the West’s twin goals of crimping Moscow’s energy revenue while preventing an oil supply shock.
Masayoshi Arai, the now-dismissed executive secretary to the prime minister, said he would "not want to live next door" to an LGBT couple.